Do You Have Tile Stains That You Would Like to Remove?
Keeping your home clean takes a lot of work. Everyone seems to have their own ways to do it, too. Some people have a hard time dealing with piles of laundry, dirty dishes, toothpaste in the sink, a messy kitchen, or a dusty shelf. For me, it is all about my flooring. I don’t feel like my home is clean unless the floors sparkle. Now that the holidays are over, it is time to get your cleaning supplies ready and get that tile floor clean and sparkly.
There are a few basic you will need to know to clean your tile floors well. Yes, there are a lot of ways people go about getting their floor tiles squeaky clean, but the main issue is usually the grout, especially if it is white.
Daily cleaning of your tile floors should include vacuuming or sweeping to remove the loose dirt and debris. When you allow the dirt sit on the floor, it can get wet and become grime, which is a lot harder to clean, so it is better to get the dirt up quickly. If you spill something on the floor, clean it up immediately so it doesn’t get into the grout. If you do these steps daily, you will only have to mop your tile floor with warm water to make it sparkle.
There are several considerations when you want to mop your tile floor. You can use just warm water to do a simple clean, or use vinegar and water for a clean that is deeper, or even detergent and water if you need more from your cleaning. If you decide to use a detergent, you must mop twice. The first time with the detergent and then again with only warm water so you can remove any residue from the detergent. Consider the kind of mop you use as well. Never use a sponge mop. They only push the dirt around and don’t clean it up. A microfiber cloth is a better option since the strands will hold the dust and dirt. After you mop, don’t forget to dry the floor.
The worst part of cleaning your tile floors is the grout. Cleaning your grout as a DIY takes a significant effort, and a lot of time. Consider calling us, professional tile and grout cleaners at Nurse's Touch. But if you decide to do it yourself, get a tooth brush and either bleach or baking soda.
Baking soda and water are the more natural way to clean your grout. Using this on a toothbrush should get out most of the stains. Mix the water and baking soda into a paste, let it sit a few minutes, then scrub. Rinse the area with warm water.
If you have stains in your grout that are tough, you may need to use bleach. This is only good to use on white grout, though. While wearing rubber gloves, mix the bleach with water and scrub with it using a toothbrush. Try not to let the bleach get on the tiles. Once you are done, rinse the area thoroughly to get all the bleach off your floor.
Now you know the secret to getting your tile floors sparkling!