Are you tired of taking a shower, feeling fresh and clean, only to step onto grimy looking tile floors? Do you keep postponing that dinner party because your kitchen floor looks dingy and dirty? Here are some tips on tile cleaning that will help you feel confident in your spotless, beautiful home.
Floor in need of tile cleaning
You may already have some household items lying around that can help you in your tile cleaning efforts, so all those streaks and spots don’t have to be an embarrassing eye sore when you have company over. For easy tile cleaning, you can use things like pencil erasers, to clean black scuffs left by tennis shoes or high-heels. Lighter fluid also works great to remove black marks or other scuffs left by shoes. Lighter fluid can also be used to remove dark stains from any porcelain tile you have in your bathroom.
If you have vinegar and ammonia at home, you can use these two household items tile cleaning your bathroom floor, or the tile around your sink and in your shower. If you have ceramic tile in your house, you can use lemon juice to brighten up the look of your tiles as the acid in the lemon juice helps removes excess grime. If you have marble tile, be sure to never use lemon juice, as the acid is too harsh for cleaning marble tile.
For cleaning the tile surrounding your fire place, you’ll want to combine lemon juice with a bit of salt. The salt helps to loosen the soot that smoke can leave. If you have areas in your kitchen that are greasy from cooking, you can clean this tile by mixing some club soda with water and scrubbing. Hydrogen peroxide also works great to clean tile. You can remove nail polish stains, coffee, tea or juice stains with hydrogen peroxide as well.
Of course, tile cleaning will all be in vain if your grout is still dark and dirty looking. When you are cleaning your tile, you need to be sure and change your water or other cleaning liquids frequently, as the dirt you remove from your tiles, will end up getting stuck in your grout. Grout is very porous and absorbs dirt and grime easily. In order to maintain clean looking grout, you’ll need to use a bleach solution, mixed with water. Make sure to wear gloves and take precaution to avoid getting the bleach solution on your skin or in your eyes. When using bleach to clean, always make sure the area you are cleaning is well ventilated.
Keep in mind these tips are for cleaning new tile with minor stains and grime. If the tile in your home is old, or the grout is very badly discolored, you will need a professional to clean your tile floors. We at Allbrite Carpet Cleaning are experts on carpet cleaning not only carpeted floors, but tile floors and grout as well. We also specialize in cleaning your upholstery and in scotch guarding your carpets and upholstery. Once you have had your tile professionally cleaned by us at AllBrite Carpet Cleaning, using these simple tips to maintain your shiny, sparkling tile will be easy.