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Simple Ways to Clean Your Tiles and Grout for a Classy Appearance

by Austin Baines Content Writer

Tile is the most favorite choice of most of the homeowners, homeowners choose tile as flooring for their kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms in the home because of their glossiness and classy look. Tile look so classy and they are very easy to maintain when compared to other flooring materials.

Tile is an amazing alternative to carpeting. However, after some years, tile floor start losing its glossiness and color which will spoil your entire flooring beauty. The layer of dirt and grime build up on your floor and discolor and stain settled on the floor spoils the entire beauty of the interior décor of your home. The most common things that stain and discolor your tile floor are:

Routine exposure to dust, dirt, water, milk or oil or other liquid spills

Exposure to high level of dampness and low exposure to air which causes mold and mildew

Porous grout which absorbs spills easily

Soap scum buildup causes from mopping, bathing or showering.

How can you maintain tile floor?

Regular sweeping and mopping of tile will do better for you, although this is a regular part of household cleaning, this is more than enough to maintain the glossiness of the tile. Regular moping helps to prevent the tile from dullness, dirt, and spills. Tile floors require little extra love and care to keep them sparkle. Follow these tips to maintain their shine and beauty. 

  • When some liquid spills on the floor, clean it immediately, this will avoid discoloration of the tile
  • Sweep or vacuum the floor tile regularly to remove dirt and debris to keep them dry on the tile.
  • After mopping, rinse it with water to remove the detergent left on the floor
  • Avoid using strong chemicals such as bleach, other cleansers on tile floor because it damages the sealant on the tile.
  • Rinse or wipe the bath tiles after bathing to remove the soap scum to prevent the mold.

Natural ways to clean the tile

It is best to use items which are easily available at home to clean your tile instead of looking for professional help. Consider some natural ways to clean tile and grout which will keep it sparkling and clean for a long time. Add citrus cleaner such as orange peels to the quart of white vinegar in the closed container and soak it for two weeks. Mix it a mixture with water and in a spray bottle. Use this liquid for cleaning floors, fixtures, bathrooms, and kitchen. The floor will shine and smell good for long time.

Baking soda scrub

Remove the stains with baking soda is a brilliant tip to keep clean your tile and grout floor clean for a long time. Mop your floor using this DIY cleaning recipe; ¼ cup of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of detergent liquid, ¼ cup of baking soda and 2 gallons of warm water. Even add few drops of lavender oil for fresh fragrance. This will maintain the cleanliness and spreads amazing lavender fragrance in your home.


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