tile cleaning tips

Why do my tiles look dirty even after I have just cleaned them?

clean tilesTiles are a great flooring choice as they require little maintenance to keep its durability for longer years. Just mix a little amount of vinegar and water as your cleaner then gently rub it on the tile surface, fast and easy; perfect to save you time and money.

However, some tiles are hard to clean as they are not cleaned regularly or easily get dirty after cleaning. These causes can leave your tiles looking dirty even after you have cleaned them so it is time to call in the professional tile cleaners.

There are 3 things that make tile cleaning hard for you:

  1. Grout residue
  2. Soap scum
  3. Chemical marks

Grout residue

After your tiles have been laid and grouted, the grout must be left to set. Once the grout is set the grout residue needs to be buffed off your tiles to make sure no grout haze is left. If the grout reside was not remove after the tiles were laid your tiles will never look really clean. If you grout has not been sealed it can also trap dirt making it hard for you to wash the dirt away as when the tile is dry, the cycle continues all over again. Time to call in a professional tile cleaner!

Soap scum

Soap or detergent can build up on your tiles and trap dirt. Using soapy cleaners only makes the effect worse and cause a build-up of dirt, making the tiles look drab. Pour a small amount of water on a tile surface then gently scrub itto check for any suds.

Follow these tips for tile cleaning:

  1. Use proper neutral cleaner
  2. Avoid chemical cleaner

Use proper cleaner

Use a neutral tile and grout cleaner to remove dirt and any detergent build-up on tile surface. Make sure to follow the directions then rinse thoroughly to avoid having the same problem.

Avoid chemical cleaner

Avoid harsh chemical cleaners as they can wreck the surface of your tiles causing even more damage.

My tiles always look dirty even after I have just cleaned them!

Call in a tile cleaning professional, call Country Life Carpet Care on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403 to discuss your tile cleaning needs. We can clean your tiles and then seal your grout making it much easier for you to keep your tiles clean and looking great for much longer. Book an appointment now!

How do you clean stained tiles with stubborn dirt?

tilesDoes your bathroom tiles have stubborn stains on them?

Have you tried cleaning it but the stain just won’t budge? Relax. There are some stains that for the life of you, you cannot simply clean off, but is this one of them?It can be frustrating on your part. You just wish you can have that magic cleaner that can wipe off that horrible stain at once.

Should you replace your tiles?

When you can’t get rid of the dirt on your bathroom tiles, your first instinct is to remove them and have them replace with a new one. Well, it’s  a good idea, but definitely an expensive one. Do you have the budget?

Whether you have the budget or not, it’s worth a try to “save” your bathroom tiles first before replacing them. You might not know it, but you can bring back your tiles sparkle and bright appearance by cleaning them the right way!

Cleaning stained tiles with stubborn dirt

It’s normal for your bathroom to get dirty and stained due to regular use. Mostly, the dirt becomes part of the tile and it is harder and harder for you to remove them no matter how you scrub. Scrubbing them with steel wool doesn’t help at all – it will only damage your tiles.

In order to prevent dirt from settling in, always dry your bathroom floor. Don’t let any water or spillage dry on its own, but once your bathroom tiles are stained, how do you get it off?

Need help with tile cleaning?

Need help with your stubborn dirt in your bathroom?

There are many home remedies to clean subort dirt from tiles but remember to follow the instructions carefully and always do a test piece first.

Get professional help, call Country Life Carpet Care. You will be surprised at how lovely and sparkling your tiles will look and we can even seal your grout to prevent damage in the future.

How do you clean stained tiles with stubborn dirt?

Contact Country Life Carpet Care we are your local tile cleaning professionals.Our cleaning skills will help you deal even with the most stubborn dirt you can find in your home. Ring us now and book an appointment to suit your schedule.

How to put the shine back into your old tile floor!

tilesSparkling tiles! You just love them. Lovely clean looking tiles will make your home shine brighter and it feels like everything inside is simply gorgeous and dazzling.

Love your tiles?

Tile flooring is great. Tiles come in different colours and are low maintenance which makes them the top choice of many homeowners. It’s easy to love tile flooring especially when they are sparkling new and laid out in beautiful patterns. They can really complete the look of your room. However, like any type of flooring, tile floors can get worn and look dirty over time. Don’t be discouraged!

How to bring the shine to your old tiles!

Even the dirtiest and oldest tile flooring can look like new again with proper care and maintenance. Yes it is possible!

Tile flooring, like other flooring can be renewed again, if you know how. Here’s 4 ways to give your old tiles a fresh look.

  1. Go natural
  2. Use a water steamer
  3. Scour away
  4. Call in the professionals

Go natural

Make a simple, natural homemade solution. This is an environment friendly option and will save you money and can keep your tiles clean in no time.

Mix water, baking soda, lemon juice and some vinegartogether, apply the solution directly to your floor, leave it for a minute or two and scrub it away. Clean off and give a good final rinse to remove any residue.

Use a water steamer

Rent a water steamer. They are found at hardware stores and some supermarkets. A steamer can kill mildew and mould that will discolour your grout. Once the dirt is loosed up, use a brush attachment to get rid of all the dirt. You could also look at buying a steam mop.

Scour away!

For darker stains, use a mixture of water and a scouring product. Read the instruction carefully and test behind a door first. Mop the floor first before applying the solution. Gently brush using a toothbrush, this will help reduce discolouration.

Call in the professionals

The easiest way to bring your tiles back to life is to call in the professional. This will be money well spent and will really protect your investment. You can also have your grout sealed to prevent future discolouration.

Any of these solutions can make your tiles looking brand new while keeping your floor clean and hygienic.

If you need professional help with stubborn tile stains, contact Country Life Carpet Care. We offer tile cleaning service along with carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning mattresses and grout sealing. We service around Bunbury, Busselton, Harvey, Collie, Capel and the surrounds. Ring Country Life Carpet Care now for a free quote.

How to clean up an oil spill from your tile floor

Clean tiles by Country Life Carpet Cleaning (CLCC)Your kitchen is one of the busiest places inside your home and because of this, it is also the one place where most of the dirt and spills are expected. It is your tile floor that suffers the most.

Your tile floor makes your home stylish and elegant looking.  With its shine and appeal, your tile floor deserves to be clean. A clean tile floor will make your home stunning and definitely will make your kitchen attractive.

Oil spills in your tile floor?

Tile floor can catch dirt and dust easily. When in kitchen, the most common spills are from food, fat and oil. You’ll be cooking and experimenting inside your kitchen so it’s just normal to have fat or oil splatters and spills every now and then. The key here is to learn how to clean up an oil spill from your tile floor as soon as it happens.

Here’s how to clean oil spill from your tile floor:

  • Using paper towels carefully blot up any oil from your floor. Make sure you blot as much oil as possible, use multiple paper towels if you need too.
  • Sprinkle the area with oil spill with corn flour, oatmeal or bicarb. Allow it to sit for several minutes.
  • Sweep up the corn flour starch or oatmeal corn flour, oatmeal or bicarb, be sure to sweep everything up.
  • Sprinkle again another corn flour, oatmeal or bicarb if needed until all oil is absorbed.

If the spill is very large you will need to leave it over night before sweeping it up the next morning and you’ll be surprised to see how clean your tile floor is. Now your tile floor is as good as new, with no oil soaked in your tile grout. Keep your tile floor shiny, clean oil spill immediately.

Remember the best protection for your grout is to have it sealed and that will prevent it from getting stained.

How to clean up an oil spill from your tile floor

Need help? Do you have a tough stain on your tiles or are they just looking their best? Country Life Carpet Care can clean your tiles and grout, we can also seal your grout to prevent it being damaged. Country Life Carpet Care offers different cleaning services including tile floor cleaning, grout sealing, carpet cleaning, vinyl clean, upholstery and mattresses too. Ring us now to discuss your needs today, all quotes are free.