5 Best Practices to Clean Linen-Look Tilesby Philip Smith Inbound Marketing Manager
Linen-look tiles are ceramic or porcelain tiles that have designed to imitate the look, feel and texture of a variety of fabrics. There is also a range of linen look tiles in vinyl, but let’s keep the focus of this article to linen-look ceramic or porcelain material.
So, like any other ceramic or porcelain tiles, these linen-look tiles are made of dough of clay and a few other materials, put in molds, and burned at extreme high temperature for several hours. Once burned and cooled, the tile is given colors and patterns.
These tiles are durable, easy to maintain, versatile, water and fire resistant, and available in a wide variety of colors and textures to suit your application requirement. Moreover, it is not an expensive product. These are the reasons why linen-look tiles are popular among homeowners.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and upkeep for linen look porcelain tiles is easy. It does not demand an extensive cleaning routine. Here are some of the best practices for the maintenance of linen look tiles –
#1. Clean every day.
In order to make sure that your walls and floors maintain their new-like look, it is important to clean them every day. An everyday cleaning routine includes removing dust and wiping the floor.
#2. Wipe with lukewarm soapy water.
Once or twice every week, rub your linen-look tile with a cloth piece soaked in lukewarm soapy water. Take some lukewarm water (no soap) in another bucket to wipe and clean the tile surface with it.
Do not forget drying the tile surface with a clean, dry towel.
#3. Wipe spills immediately.
Any type of spills should be cleaned away immediately they happen and you see them. Spills turn hard to remove when they dry up as they absorb dust and dirt from air.
#4. Do not use acid to remove stains.
Stains do fade away with acid. And with that, the color of tile also evaporates. So, do not use any kind of chemical for stain removal from your linen look tiles.
#5. Use vinegar, baking powder for stain removal.
There are many YouTube videos that demonstrate how to use vinegar and baking powder to diminish hard stains off your linen-look ceramic tiles.
There you have it. That is how you keep your linen-look tiles like new.
Created on Jun 10th 2019 00:22. Viewed 803 times.