tile cleaning mistakes

How to avoid these common tile floor cleaning mistakes?

kitchen tilesYour floor tiles are one of the most expensive purchases you have ever made. However, it is also the most neglected part of your home. Probably because your floor is way out of sight and below your eye line but this doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are the lists of most common tile floor cleaning mistakes:

  • Leaving spills sit on tile floor for too long
  • Attempting to clean tiles with excessive scrubbing and harsh chemicals
  • Using the wrong tool when vacuuming
  • Incorrect mopping techniques
  • Over wetting the tiles

These cleaning mistakes are more common than you might think and if done regularly can ruin your tile floors.

Clean tile floors

Having a clean tile floor makes your home look fresh and inviting. It also makes your home a cleaner and healthier place to live. However, you have to take note that daily wear and tear can make your tile look tired over time. In order to keep your tiles looking new, you have to invest some time into regular cleaning.

Tile floor cleaning mistakes

Keeping your tile clean is pretty easy, provided that you know how to clean them the right way. Yes, there is a proper way to clean your tile floor in order to achieve quality results. Remember, incorrect cleaning methods can lead to further problems and even cause damage to your tiles.

Avoid these common mistakesby:

  • Always mopping up any spills immediately they occur.
  • Never use harsh chemicals or excessive scrubbing on any tile surfaces
  • When vacuuming always use the tool that is designed for hard surfaces.
  • Use correct mopping techniques
  • Don’t ever over wet your tiles, if unsure dry mop immediately after mopping to remove any excess water

If you have excessively dirty tiles it is best to get professional advice. If unsure about how to clean your tile floor, contact a professional and let them do the cleaning for you.

Annual professional cleaning is recommended to keep them in tip top condition and bring your tile floor back to their former shine. Contact Country Life Carpet Care, we are your tile cleaning professionals in Bunbury and we will travel to surrounding areas. We offer cleaning services that can include grout sealing, tile floor cleaning, carpet, upholstery and even mattresses too. Ring us now and we’ll come to your place.

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.