Dirty Tiles

What makes my tiles so dirty?

Dirty tiles might be discoloured, have staining, or just look “tired”. This is generally a symptom of age and ingrained contamination. After a few years, every surface is going to have the odd stain, and has probably absorbed contaminants into the tile itself where your day-to-day cleaning is ineffective at removing it.

Poor cleaning methods are another possibility – it is ironic that poor cleaning can actually make tiles dirty! Many people don’t realize that flooding a surface with water – particularly a porous surface like sandstone – won’t clean the surface, it’ll actually soak in and make it dirtier. For more on this, visit our "Sticky tiles" common problems page.


So how do I get my dirty tiles clean again?

You cannot clean stone or tiles in the same way as you would vinyl or wood. Our Keeping your tiles clean section gives a variety of tips and tricks about how to keep your tiles clean.

If you need a bit of help to get them back to an as-new condition first, a Slique Deep Dirt Extraction treatment can remove the contaminants from within the surface of the stone and make your dirty tiles look like new again.


For professional help:

If you have dirty tiles, you can book a free Slique Consultation – we’ll come and confirm your problem, and give you a quote for our Technicians to professionally restore the surface to as-new condition.

Before and After