After investing in gorgeous tile floors for your home, we are sure that you will want to keep them beautiful and pristine. To help keep your floors in tip-top shape, we have created a fast and easy guide for cleaning tile. Let us get started!
Cleaning Your Tile Floors 101:
Step No. One: Sweep or Vacuum.
You will want sweep or vacuum your tile floors regularly to remove any dirt or debris from the top layer. Dirt can eventually dull the look of your tile; therefore, regular upkeep will help it look better for longer.
Step No. Two: Mop.
In a large bucket, mix together mild detergent with hot water. After, you will want to mop all of your tiles with rag or chamois mop. Avoid using a sponge mop for this surface because it can get your dirty water into your grout line.
- Pro-Tip: You will want to frequently change out the mop water whenever it begins to get cloudy or murky.
Step No. Three: Focus on The Grout.
Grout is an essential part of the overall look of your tile. A lot of homeowners will not focus on cleaning the grout, and this will leave the tile looking grungy and un-kept. In fact, your grout can absorb a lot of unwanted stains, oils, and greases, but the solution is easy. You will want to create a natural paste by mixing together equal parts baking soda and water. Once you have mixed the ingredients into a paste, you will want to take a toothbrush and scrub it into the stained area. Let this mixture sit on the grout overnight. In the morning, you will want to take a “stiff nylon brush” and scrub the grouted area. If stains continue to persist, you can buy a silicone-based grout sealer to help avoid future staining.
Disclaimer: Before cleaning any of your floors, you will want to consult with your flooring manufacturer. Each flooring can be a little different, and you always want to make sure you are using the correct method.
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