Common tile cleaning mistakes and how to avoid them!

Tiles - Before and after tile cleaningClean tile flooring make your home cleaner and healthier to live. But, your tile floors are one of the most ignored parts inside your home. We tend to take them for granted because they are the last to be noticed when guests entered your home.

Your tile flooring needs to be clean regularly for it to maintain its natural beauty.  A clean tile floors will make your home healthier with its shiny finish and remember a clean floor start from the floor up.

Common Tile Cleaning Mistakes

  1. Letting spills sits
  2. Moving furniture carelessly
  3. Using oil based cleaners
  4. Over wetting your tiles
  5. Using Bleach
  6. Not having tiles professionally cleaned

Here are common mistakes people make all the time when cleaning their floor tiles.

Letting spills sits

If there are spills, wipe them up straight away. Don’t let spills sit on your tiles as it may cause discolouration. By removing most stains immediately,  you will prevent any damage to your tiles and stop the spill being spread through your home where most problems could occur.

Moving furniture carelessly

When moving furniture, especially heavy furniture because not to scratch your tiles. Tile floors are strong and they can withstand a lot, but they will crack or chipped if enough force is exerted such as moving furniture. Use rugs, old towels or moving pads to protect your flooring when you need to shift furniture around.

Using oil based cleaners

Tile floors are shiny and have a protective coating or surface. When cleaning, avoid using oil-based cleaners because it can get slippery and can dull your tiles. It is an accident waiting to happen.

Overwetting your tiles

You think using an overly wet mop will keep your tile floors clean? No. Too much water can be hard to dry, especially in winter and this can lead to dirty grout lines.

Using bleach

Using of bleach is not recommended when tile cleaning as it can discolour your grout lines. Regular cleaning with hot soapy water is the best method. For really tough stains, try using a mild tile cleaner as per the manufacturer’s instructions, always test in a hidden spot (like behind the door first). If in doubt, ask for professional help!

Not having tiles professionally cleaned

Just like carpet, your tiles should be professionally cleaned once a year to maintain that lovely new like sparkle. Your grout can get stained and have dirt build up over time that normal household cleaning just can’t remove.

Avoid these common mistakes and you will continue to enjoy your beautiful, shiny tile floors for a long time to come. For your professional tile cleaning needs, contact Country Life Carpet Care today for a free quote on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403.