tile floors

How to spring clean your tile floors

Clean TilesAs the weather gets warmer and spring is here so time for a cleanup. When spring cleaning, it’s a wise to start with one area at a time. Today’s mission is to clean your floor tiles.

Cleaning floor tiles

When thinking of cleaning your floors, don’t forget your tiles. Having a clean and sparkling floor tile can improve the look and feel of your whole home. Now that spring is here, spring cleaning your home is important. You’ll never know when your friends drop in and the party season is here. Always be ready for times like this, start spring cleaning your tile floors!

Floor tiles are great and beautiful. They add a touch of elegance to your home, especially when they are sparklingly clean. Work on making your floor tiles shining and shimmering with cleanliness. Spring is already here? No problem! It’s never too late to spring clean your tile floors.

Here are some supplies you will need:

  • Vacuum
  • Nylon pan scraper
  • Mop
  • Floor cleaner

Now you are ready to start, here’s what to do:

  • Sweep your floor tiles. This will remove the dust, dirt and other debris found on your floor. Better yet, pull out the vacuum and suck it up! It makes cleaning easier!
  • Next, remove sticky substances, if there are any, by carefully using your nylon pan scraper.
  • Finally, mop with your favourite floor cleaner, make sure it is a natural one because harsh bleaches and chemicals can wreck the surface of your tile and grout. If in doubt, do a test spot behind the door first and remember to read the instructions on the cleaner.  Get down on your knees so you can really see if there are remaining dirt on your tile floor. You can also use a cleaner that is suggested by the professional in order to protect your tile floors.

Follow the steps carefully. Each step will get you closer to a cleaner, shinier home just perfect for the spring season!

Don’t have the time to do the cleaning on your own? Grout is still looking dirty even after a good scrub? Domestic cleaning will not always get all the dirt and stains off, especially if it has been a while since your floors were cleaned well.

There is help!

Call Country Life Carpet Care, we offer a professional tile clean, carpet cleaning, upholstering cleaning and vinyl floor cleaning service. We’ll make your gorgeous tile, shiny and sparkle again and we can even seal your grout to a long lasting finish. Ring us now and we’ll spring clean your floor tiles for you!

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.