Most people think there is little involved concerning the tile and grout cleaning when it comes to tackling the various chores in your home. Despite being a hard and durable surface, they can still be subject to staining and damage as they are fairly porous. The basic care involves cleaning off the surface debris with a broom or vacuum and washing the residues and spots clean. However, there are some things people do while cleaning their tile and grout that can do more harm than good, so we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to share the common mistakes surrounding tile and grout cleaning to help you avoid it.
Don’t Use Abrasive Scrubbing Materials on Tile
When you set out to scrub the floors, you should not be reaching for steel wool pads and hard-bristle brushes. No matter how challenging the filth on the tile is, these tools will certainly permanently scratch your surfaces. During the process, soft cleaning cloths and mops should be used instead and be sure to avoid the abrasive scrubbing powders as well.
Avoid Applying Bleach and Ammonia Cleaners to Tile
Ammonia and bleach cleaners, whole or in part, can discolor the tile or grout. A reliable solution is using a mild all-purpose water-based cleaning solution. You can also choose the appropriate cleaner designed for that specific tile type should you know which tile you have. If you are ever uncertain, water can take care of most spots and residues.
Improper Use of the Vacuum on Tile is a Mistake
To clean the tile’s debris, many prefer using a vacuum. However, few deactivate the beater bar while running the vacuum which can lead to damaging the tile and grout. Be sure to either invest in a hard surface vacuum or make certain the beater bar is not functioning by setting the vacuum to the bare floor setting.
Neglecting Tile Cleaning Should Be Avoided
Quite a few people put off their cleaning duties. The tile and floors quickly become overrun with dirt and debris, spots and sticky residues when the busy schedules and lack of ambition prevent routine cleaning. Neglecting your tile and grout cleaning will not only make the room look unsightly and unsanitary, but it also expedites the natural deterioration of the surface, leading to requiring replacements or repairs. To remove the grit and grime, develop an ongoing regular routine where the tile and grout is swept every day or two and the floor is mopped at least once a week.
Not Treating Spills on Tile is a Bad Idea
Never let spills linger, all spills, especially Oils, dark colors, and acids substances should be immediately wiped up to avoid staining and damage.
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Tile and grout need to be professionally deep cleaned periodically to remove the deep penetrated soil and stains that are in the grout just as the rugs, carpets, and upholstery need it. Also, your tile and grout likely need sealant application to offer it more protection. When you need professional cleaning and sealing services, contact Silver State Floor Restoration and we will get your tile and grout efficiently cleaned and sealed.