Tiles Cleaning


Ceramic tile floors are a widely chosen flooring option. While they are durable, like any other floors, they require proper care and cleaning. Below are some practical tips for cleaning ceramic tile floors.

Keep your tile floors in top shape by sweeping or vacuuming them a few times each week. The presence of sand and grit can diminish and scratch the surface over time. Once you've cleared away the dirt, it's time to mop. Create a mixture of mild detergent and hot water, applying it with a rag or chamois mop rather than a sponge mop. Using a sponge mop can push dirty water into the grout, leaving it soiled. Regularly change the cleaning solution in your bucket to avoid using a dirty mop that could leave a cloudy film of dirt on the floor.

If you happen to notice a hazy film on your tile floor, remove it with a non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner. For a DIY option, mix lemon juice or vinegar with hot water, apply it to the floor, and then buff it dry with a clean cloth. You can even use a towel that you push over the floor with your foot for added convenience.

Maintaining clean grout is crucial when learning how to clean tile floors, as dirty grout can make the floors look dull. Grout, being porous, readily absorbs dirt, grease, and other substances. To address this, use a commercially prepared grout cleaner or a mild bleach solution. When handling these products, it's advisable to wear gloves. For stubborn stains, let the cleaner sit for about 10 minutes, then use a toothbrush or a small scrub brush to gently scrub the grout.

To tackle persistent grout stains, create a paste using baking soda and water. Spread the paste over the stain, leave it overnight, and then use a nylon brush to scrub. Avoid using a metal brush, as it can scratch the tile. Allow the grout to air dry, and then apply a silicone-based grout sealer. This sealer helps in resisting future stains and dirt.

To clean stained ceramic tiles, tailor your approach to the type of stain. For coffee, tea, or juice stains, start by washing the affected area with hot water and detergent, then blot with hydrogen peroxide. Grease stains can be tackled with a mixture of club soda and water or a commercial floor cleaner. If you're dealing with ink stains, soak a cloth in diluted bleach, lay it over the stain until it fades, and rinse thoroughly. These targeted methods ensure a tailored and effective cleaning process for different types of ceramic tile stains.