When it comes to house flooring, tile flooring is probably the first thing that most people prefer. As preferences tend to change over the time, the demand of various tile flooring is increasing day by day. Tiles are most sought after as they enhance the decor of the rooms and ensure reliability. But like everything else, tiles need care and maintenance to retain the sheen and texture. The plus side is that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to clean the tiles. In this article we are going to discuss a number of pointers to clearly state the importance and ways to keep tiles and grout clean.
Don’t leave spills on the floor as tiles and particularly grout is prone to staining due to their usual light shades. The moment you drop something, be it coffee or wine, wipe it off asap to prevent permanent marks/stains.
Warm temperatures and moisture are perfect for fungal growth; therefore, if you have a tiled bathroom, it’s prudent to keep the water pressure of the shower to a minimum. Also, make sure to turn on the exhaust fan after each shower to keep the tiles dry.
Try to make sure that after bathing, you wipe off the water and moisture from the tiled floors and walls. You may use a sponge or a mop do so, but make sure everything is as dry as possible. For further fungus prevention, use a mixture of water and vinegar on the tiles. This solution is very effective and should be successful in keeping your grout clean and hygienic.
Be careful with the cleaning process and the stuff you use. It’s best to start with mild chemicals and assess the effects before you start with severe cleaning methods. Harsh cleaning liquids may appear to be highly effective in removing dirt and fungus, but in the long run, they will be deteriorating the state of the grout, making it susceptible to water.
There are certain things to keep in mind in this respect. Firstly, use warm water and a soft brush in circular motions over the tiles and continue this process till the water dries up. For light stains, use the water- vinegar mixture. Spray the liquid on the tile/grout, scrub and then rinse it. For stains specifically on the grout, you may use a pencil eraser along the grout line. In the event of this being ineffective, the next thing to do would be to apply a paste of baking soda and water to the grout lines. Now add some vinegar-water to the mix, scrub and finally rinse. This should remove almost all stains. In case it doesn’t, try a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. In order to eliminate existing mildew and mold, make a mixture of ammonia and water and apply it to the relevant area. Be very careful to make sure that there is ample ventilation during this procedure. Also make sure that you are wearing rubber gloves and some form of eye protection before following this procedure.
Now, despite everything stated so far, we will all agree that a professional is always a better choice than an amateur to clean the tiles and grout. Professionals hailing from cleaning companies are best suited to clean the tiles and grout. The professionals have years of experience and training to handle the cleaning equipment and implement the appropriate cleaning procedures to clean different tiles types. The experts, often offer seals to cover the grout lines against stains. Although, they charge extra for this service, it is always a better and a more complete process as a whole to maintain and protect the tiles and grout from further damage.
We at Paragon Peak pride ourselves with providing quality services, delivered by accomplished individuals who are able to take care of all your tile cleaning needs.