You have a myriad of choices when choosing the flooring for your home. The most popular choice is tile because of its beauty and it is easy to maintain. Cleaning tile floors may sound like a tiresome chore, but it is really easy. Here are some of the steps that will help you keep your flooring nice.
VACUUM AND DUST
Use a vacuum or fluffy dust mop daily to remove dirt and dust before it becomes embedded in your tile and grout. This is the easiest and fastest way to maintain your flooring. Never use a straw broom for the job, though, because it will scratch your tiles.
MOP IT UP
Mop your floor with warm water once a week, you can also use a mild soap to enhance your tile’s color, shine, and gloss. Make sure to check with the manufacture before using any cleaners to avoid damaging your tiles. Do not forget to dry your floor right after damp mopping to avoid accidents, as well as to prevent new dirt from setting into the wet area.
CLEAN UP SPILL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Use absorbent cloths to wipe up spills to avoid dirt collection and slipping. Plus, it’ll reduce the chances of stains building up on your tile. Use a cleanser or disinfectant to clean dirtier spills. Raw meat and egg spills require more aggressive cleaning to prevent bacteria from setting into your tiles. Since the chemicals may dull the tiles, it might be a good idea to mop the area with water.
Place doormats on both sides of the doors that lead in and out of your home. This will eliminate mud or water from getting tracked indoors during inclement weather. If you have floor tiling in your bathroom, use a bath mat to keep your tiles dry.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE GROUT
Do not forget to clean your grout. You don’t have to go out and buy special cleaners for this job. Simply create a paste mixed with baking soda and water. Spread the paste onto the grout and let it sit overnight, then use an old toothbrush to scrub the grout. Rinse the paste off with warm water when you are finished cleaning.