Tile floors are versatile options for many rooms in your home. You’ll find tile floors in the bathroom, kitchen, and even the basement. They have stood the test of time and withstood passing trends. The key to owning beautiful tile floors is keeping up with a proper maintenance program. Tiles are simple to maintain but not maintenance free. Follow this guide for keeping up with the beauty and integrity of your tile floors.
Try using a simple homemade mixture to maintain the flooring. The first uses a mixture of a half cup of white vinegar and a gallon of warm water with which to mop the tile floors. For hard grease that might accumulate in the kitchen, use a mixture of fresh water and dish detergent to mop the floor. To get rid of stains, try using a mixture of half scouring powder and half warm water. If these solutions don’t work, visit your local hardware or general store to pick up some tile-specific cleaners to get the job done. However, try to avoid using harsh chemicals on the tiles as they can degrade the integrity of your flooring.
The first step in cleaning your tile floors is to sweep up any dust, dirt, and debris using a dust mop or vacuum; straw brooms can scratch the tile. Use a mop once a week to keep your tiles shining and bright. Be sure to dry the tiles after mopping to avoid the wet areas setting into your flooring and creating grime over time. Whenever there is a spill, be sure to wipe it up immediately to avoid stains. If you have tile near doorways that lead to outside, keep a floor mat near the entrance to avoid tracking in dirt and mud.
It’s a great idea to occasionally apply some deep cleaning methods to your tile flooring. Use the appropriate cleaning solution to get up any set-in grease and grime. Don’t forget to pay close attention to the grout during your deep clean. Use a mixture of baking soda and water to saturate the grout. Let the baking soda paste sit for an extended amount of time before scrubbing away with an old toothbrush. Wash it away with warm water and allow the grout to sufficiently dry.
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