Clean tile floors

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.

 

 

How will you keep your tile floors clean this winter?

2Winter is the time of the year when you can bring is lots of mud and dirt on your shoes and wet tiles are very slippery, you need to be careful. Clean floors in winter are especially important because in winter, you:

  • Stay indoors a lot more
  • Your door and windows are closed most of the time
  • Limited sun to air out your home

The possibility of having a dirt, grim and germ build up is much higher when your home is shut up over the cold winter months which meansyou are living with the dirt unless you are viglent to remove it.In order to have that fresh, clean living inside your home, keep your tiles clean – especially during winter.

How to keep your tile floors clean this winter?

There are a lot of ways on how you can clean your tiles all year round. Below are the steps you can do:

  • Vaccum your floors
  • Mop your tiles
  • Leave your shoes at the door
  • Place mats near your door

Vaccum your floors

Vaccum your floors to remove all loose dirt particles is a must. Remember to make sure the floor is dry first.

Mop your tiles

Mopping seems a tiring job, but you have to do it for the sake of your tiles! Mop your tiles a few times every week or if possible, you can do it every day – will make a huge difference to keeping your house clean.

Leave your shoes at the door

If you can, leave your shoes and boots at the door. That way the wet mud and dirt will stay outside and not be walked through on your tiles.

Place mats near your door

With mats place at the door they will catch some the dirt and keep your tiles cleaner. Mats are especially good if your guests who enter your home and aren’t happy with taking their shoes off, you can minimize dirt and dust accumulation.

How will you keep your tile floors clean this winter?

Remember, shoes are the perfect place for dirt and they just make your clean floors messy again. To avoid that, follow the steps above and keep your floor tiles clean this winter.

Need a hand for your floor tile cleaning? Getting your tiles professionally cleaned at once a year will keep them in tip top condition for years to come.

Contact Country Life Carpet Care for all your professional tile cleaning and carpet cleaning needs. Call us now and get your free quote today!