Tile is a great choice for just about any room. It looks great and is relatively easy to keep clean, which means less work for you. However, just like with any area of your home, regular tile cleaning is important to keep up on the beautiful floors in your home. Failure to do so can cause a build up to form on your tile, leading to slick surfaces and unpleasant sights. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean tiles and make sure your investment stays looking great.
First and foremost, gather up the debris on your tiles by sweeping or vacuuming your floor. Next, mix your tile cleaner according to the directions on the bottle and spray it onto your tiles. After this is done, it's time to wait. Letting the solution sit on your tiles for 3-5 minutes is adequate time for it to do its job and then you are good to start scrubbing with a sponge or mop-whatever your preference may be. If you have a large area you are cleaning, make sure to rinse your mop or sponge every 500 square feet to ensure that your tiles are getting the best cleaning possible. Once you have scrubbed your floors, rinse them with some clean water to help remove the cleaner from the tiles. Finally, dry your floors thoroughly to complete your routine tile cleaning process.
Knowing how to clean tiles is just the tip of the iceberg, it is also extremely important to recognize the type of tile you have and how often-or how vigorously-they need to be cleaned. If your home has coarse tiles, you may find that you need to scrub a little harder in order to get your tiles clean and you will also need to make sure you are switching your water out more often. If you have these coarse tiles in your home it is important to maintain proper care in order to prevent slippery build up. Another suggested maintenance tip is to keep dirt trapping mats at the entrances of your home in order to help keep your tiles clean.
Tile cleaning and maintenance is relatively easy compared to other surfaces, so it makes an ideal surface for those looking for something that looks great and is easy to keep up on. If you are having tiles installed into your home, make sure to keep these tips in mind to keep your floors clean and to ensure you get the most out of your new tile floors.