Ceramic floor tiles are a popular flooring option for a reason. It has a simple, yet elegant design that provides a stylish finish to any floor on any part of your home. However, like all types of flooring materials, they also need maintenance. We’re aware that not everyone knows how to clean their ceramic tiles, that’s why in this article, we will show you a simple guide on how to clean your ceramic floor tiles SA.
Mopping Your Floor Tiles
The most straightforward way to clean your ceramic tiles is using mopping. Before you mop your floor tiles, vacuum or sweep your tiles and make sure it’s free from dirt and dust. Once your floor is dirt-free, you now have the green light to mop it. For the cleaning solution, mix hot water with a mild detergent and apply with a rap or chamois mop. Refrain from using a sponge mop as it pushes dirty water into the grout, soiling it in the process.
Change your bucket cleaning solution often so your mop won’t be messy and clean a cloudy film of dirt on your floor tiles SA. After applying the solution, leave it for about ten to 15 minutes before wiping it with another clean cloth.
Cleaning your tiles is relatively easy. But one way to determine if a floor is 100% clean is by looking at the grout. It’s also essential that you keep your grout clean as well. No matter how white and clean the tiles are, your floor will still look hideous if you have dirty grout.
Always remember that grout is porous and can easily absorb dirt, grease, and other materials. To clean your grout, spray it using a commercial grout cleaning. Couple that with a mild bleach solution. Always remember to wear gloves when handling these solutions as they can burn your hands. For deeper stains, allow the cleaner to sit for about seven to ten minutes. Afterwards, use a small brush to scrub the grout and remove the dirt.
Stained Ceramic Tiles
For cleaning ceramic tiles that have been stained, wash the tile surface with hot water and detergent before blotting with hydrogen peroxide. If you’re dealing with grease stains, rinse with water mixed with club soda. A commercial floor cleaner is also good to use. Soak a cloth in diluted bleach if it has ink stains and lay it on top of the stain for a considerable amount of time or when the ink is removed. Be thorough in your rinsing when you’re done with the cleaning.
So there you have it – a simple guide to cleaning your ceramic floor tiles SA. Remember to bookmark this page so that you’ll have a quick guide whenever you think about cleaning your tiles. For more articles that talk about cleaning and maintaining beautiful tiles, check out our blog page.