Tile and grout cleaning, though important can be quite a pain. When tiles become dingy and grout turns brown, mopping and vacuuming can only do so much. Even with regular maintenance, dirt, oils and food particles can build up on tile and grout, leaving behind stains that become impossible to remove.
One of the best ways to remove all of the loose dirt from the surfaces of your tile floors is by vacuuming, instead of sweeping. Vacuuming will make mopping easier and unlike sweeping, will prevent dirt from being spread around your hard floor surfaces.
Chad's Carpet Care provides cleaning services for tile, too!In order to clean a tile floor, you have to be aware of the type of tile you have. Natural stone, like marble and travertine is sensitive to many cleaning products that can ruin your expensive floor; whereas ceramic tiles are made for mopping with a general-purpose cleaner. Porcelain tile requires a diluted alkaline-based cleaner and hot water in order to properly remove the grime without damaging your floor.
Once you know what type of tile you want to clean, you will need to determine what type of dirt you are trying to remove. Soap scum is typically the culprit in the bath tub and shower and requires a good soap-scum remover and scrubbing brush. However, if the dirt is found on your kitchen tiles, grease and grime are to blame. Degreasing products are the best products to use on these messes.
Finally, but most importantly, remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Through regular cleaning, you can prevent the dirt, oils, soap scum and grease from becoming embedded in the pores of your hard surfaces, keeping your floors looking like new. Take years off of your tile and grout and make your surfaces look like new again with these easy tips and tricks to maintain a clean floor!