Tile cleaning is one of the simplest home improvement projects. Not only will you infuse life into your tiled floors and surfaces, but you will also improve the surface’s aesthetics. You’ll also improve the overall safety of your home.
The best way to clean tiles is to contract professionals with the right equipment and the required experience to handle the task to completion. However, this is not to say you should not neglect home cleaning and only have tiled floors professionally cleaned occasionally. There are many ways you can effectively and efficiently clean your tiles and grout using homemade cleaning solutions. Ultimately, you’re better off combining regular DIY cleaning and scheduled professional cleaning.
You should sweep and/or vacuum your floor tiles as part of your routine cleaning process. The grit and dirt on the surfaces will scratch and dull the glazed surfaces.
Cleaning Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Floors – Use a mild detergent, clean water, and a good chamois mop or rag (not a sponge mope) to clean your floor. Also, change water frequently during cleaning to prevent streak marks and a cloudy floor.
If your porcelain and ceramic tiles are left with soapy residue, you can use a homemade cleaning solution with a mild acid such as fresh lemon juice to clean the surface. Alternatively, use a water and vinegar solution.
Cleaning Stone Tiles Such Slate, Marble, Granite – Cleaning stone tiles is similar to cleaning ceramic and porcelain tiles, except you should never use any acidic cleaning solutions – homemade or store brought to clean the tiles. The harsh chemicals will etch the stone and destroy its surface.
Cleaning The Grout Channels – You do not need expensive store-bought cleaning solutions to clean the grout channels. Instead, you can make your own cleaning solutions using baking powder and water. Mix the two in a spray bottle and spray on the grout line. Rub the cleaning solution with a stiff nylon brush and repeat until the grout line is clean.
Rinse the surface and let it air dry. After 15 days of cleaning the surface, apply a silicone sealer.
Cleaning your tiled surface serves more purpose beyond aesthetics. It also helps to keep your home clean and hygienic. If you don’t have the time or inclination to do it yourself, that doesn’t mean you should ignore it.
Are you looking for professional tile cleaning and restoration services? Look no further than Slique. We are an experienced tile cleaning services provider, adept in restoring the look of natural stone and ceramic tiled surfaces to as good as new. We work on residential and commercial buildings, helping property owners improve their properties’ health and safety.
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