For most people who own a home or apartment, cleaning is the bane of their existence. It’s generally not a fun task, and while tile seems like it is easy to clean, there are definitely some things to keep in mind. Read on for some tile cleaning tips to help you out the next time cleaning is necessary.
Cleaning tile and grout can be difficult if it isn’t done consistently. Grout cleaning is especially hard once things have built up. However, you should always stay away from harsh chemicals, and instead use a mixture containing one-third white vinegar and two-thirds water. Use this for everyday cleaning, or for a deeper clean, call a professional.
The basic rule of thumb here is that for tile and grout cleaning, consistency is key. The more often you wash tiles with the water and vinegar mix, the easier on you it will be. Deep cleaning grout can be costly, frustrating, and/or time consuming. To help out, you can apply a topical sealant, which sits on the surface of grout in order to protect it. This will need to be replaced every one to two years, but it will make it easier to clean and less prone to issues during that time. That said, as long as you thoroughly clean every week or so, build up shouldn’t happen and you won’t have to worry !
It takes about a half hour to remove and replace just one damaged tile. Tile cleaning is important in order to prevent large tile restoration from becoming necessary. Doing small things consistently to keep them clean will definitely help out in the long run! If you still aren’t sure how to clean tile, you can always call someone for help.
How often do you clean your tile? What have your results been like? Let us know your thoughts, comments, and questions!