How to clean your tiles?

Tiles - Before and after tile cleaningHere is how to clean your tiles?

Dirty tiles and grout are caused by the build-up of dirty water from mops, footwear and spills. We recommend that after your tile have been cleaned with a mild soap that you wash them over with a microfibre cloth and hot water only. It is also important to maintain the tiles with a neutral cleaner at regular intervals. We can advise you on the correct product for the job.

Here are household tips to maintain your tile floors and keep them clean.

Regular sweeping

Dirt build up can easily scratch your tile surface and sweeping it away regularly is very important and as soon as you see it will help prevent this. Using a vacuum cleaner is good too especially for the edges or tile gaps where sweeping will be hard to remove all the dirt that gets caught there.

Wipe or Mop

Wipe or mop your tile floor twice using only the simplest solution; water. Never use concentrated cleaners, your tiles are generally not too dirty if you do it often and by regularly cleaning up spills as they happen and cleaning with hot water you will keep it that way. You can dry-mop it after a few minutes of wet mopping.

Use walk-off mats or rugs

Dirt prevention is always better than dirt cleaning. With walk-off mats or rugs, you have already eliminated more than half of the dirt that’s supposed to touch your tile floor. Just keep in mind to shake them off often.

Spot cleaning

Thicker dirt like wet soil or mud from shoes can be annoying and sweeping it could possibly spread the dirt leading to more cleaning. The best solution to this is spot cleaning with damp cloth followed by a dry clean cloth.

Avoid the DON’Ts

In cleaning your tiles, don’t use steel wool or other abrasives that can scratch the finish of the tile. Also avoid using concentrated bleach solutions or ammonia cleaners as it can cause discolouration on your tiles. Use recommended cleaning products for your tiles which are safe and worry-free, ask if you are not sure.

Your tile floor is a large investment so by using these simple tips you will protect it. Maintaining your tiles cleanliness increases its lifespan as well as the value of your home.

Over time your tiles may start to lose that new look shine, that where Country Life Carpet Cleaning can help with professional tile cleaning to bring your tiles back to their former glory. Call for more information, get a quote and a test sample on your tiles.