Many people choose to have tiled floors rather than carpets, but all too often they are not well maintained, quickly becoming dull, tired and lifeless. We’ve got some useful tips to keep your tiled floors looking their best for longer.
Sweep or vacuum
It might be obvious to sweep or vacuum your floors regularly, but it’s not just important because dirty tiles are unsightly. Tiles may be resistant to dirt, but sand and grit can dull glazed surfaces, so you should try to do this about once a day if your floors see a lot of use.
Mop your floors regularly using gentle detergents
Clean your tiles with mild detergent and clean water, using a rag or chamois-type mop rather than a sponge mop. The latter pushes dirty water into grout lines, making them harder to clean. Be sure to frequently change the water while mopping, otherwise you’re just spreading that dirt back onto your floor!
Dry the floor after cleaning
Whether you used water on its own or water mixed with detergent, run a dry mop over the floor when you’re finished mopping. This will prevent new dirt from quickly accumulating and staining the grout. It’s also a great way to leave your floor as shiny as possible
Clean up spills
Certain spills (such as orange juice) can become sticky if they’re not cleaned up quickly, and even water can damage grout if it has enough time to sink in.
Get professional help from a floor cleaning & maintenance expert
At Cleaning Pro we have all the tools and skills required to keep your tiled floors in great shape. As outlined above, there are some simple steps you can take to maintain your floors on a daily basis, but over the long term they will require some more skilled attention. Grout in particular can be difficult to deal with as it is recessed and porous while also being vulnerable to damage from strong chemicals. We can gently clean tiles and grout, using the right equipment and chemicals to leave them looking better than ever. We can also seal your floors, making them easier to clean in the future with a reduced risk of staining and improved appearance.
Ultimately, Cleaning Pro can improve the lifespan of your tiled floors, protecting your investment and saving your from dealing with costly damages in the future. Get in touch with our friendly team and find out more today!