How To Clean Tile Flooring

Cleaning tile flooring is one of the most tedious, difficult tasks homeowners have to do. It can be a very dirty and time-consuming process.

If you’re looking for some quick tips on how to get your flooring sparkling again, then this article is for you! We will share three things that are easy to do at home so that your tiles look brand new in no time.

Remove Particles/Debris

Before you start cleaning your floors, make sure to remove any particles or debris that may be on them. If there’s anything on the tile’s surface, such as dirt, dust, hair, etc., it’ll prevent you from effectively removing all the grime and stains.

Dirt can also be a problem because it can stain the surface of your tile and make them look dull.

To remove dirt, you’ll want to use a broom or vacuum cleaner (make sure not to scratch your floors). This approach is helpful if just one area needs cleaning since the dustpan will allow you to collect all debris with ease.

If there’s a lot of dirt and dust on your floors, then you may want to consider using a wet mop as well. This will help remove any built-up grime and gunk that the broom or vacuum cleaner can’t get rid of.

Determine Best Cleaning Agent

Now that the floors are free of any large particles, it’s time to choose your cleaning agent.

There are a few different methods you can use:

  • Water and vinegar (mix 50/50)
  • Ammonia (dilute with water – mix about ¼ cup ammonia per gallon of water)
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • Murphy’s Oil Soap

Each of these agents has its pros and cons, so it ultimately comes down to what works best for you.

If your flooring is made from a porous material such as marble or limestone, then using a vinegar and water mixture is ideal because it won’t leave any streaks on the surface.

If you use a mixture of ammonia and water, then be sure to do this in an area that is well ventilated (check with your local hardware store for specific instructions). In addition, always make sure never mix ammonia and bleach as they could form toxic fumes!

Finally, Murphy’s Oil Soap is excellent for cleaning vinyl tile floors. It cleans the surface and conditions it, making it less susceptible to future dirt and dust buildup.

Clean Tile Flooring with Sponge or Mop

Once you’ve determined your preferred cleaning agent, apply it to the surface of your tile with a sponge or mop.

This is where you’ll need to put in some elbow grease and scrub away! Make sure not to use too much force, though – otherwise, you could damage your flooring through excessive abrasion.

If that happens, consider having it professionally refinished to look new!

For smaller areas, using a sponge is the best way to go. Just make sure that the sponge is damp and not soaking wet. Gently rub the tile’s surface in a circular motion until all dirt and grime have been removed.

Clean Grout Lines

Now that your tiles are clean, you’ll want to focus on the grout lines.

These areas tend to get dirty and grimy after a while, which is why it’s essential to pay special attention here! If left alone for too long, this can leave permanent stains in these spots, so make sure not to fall into that category of homeowners.

There are a few different ways to clean grout lines:

  • Grout brush and toothbrush (use the bristles of the meeting to get in between the cracks)
  • Old toothbrush
  • Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda (mix until it becomes a thick paste – apply this to the grout lines with a toothbrush)
  • Borax and water (mix until it forms a thick paste – use this to the grout lines with a toothbrush)
  • An all-purpose cleaner (spray onto grout lines and let sit for about 15 minutes before scrubbing with a brush or sponge)

Cleaning Tile Flooring at a Glance

Many different cleaning agents on the market can help make the process easier – just remember to check with local hardware stores or homeowners associations before making any decisions!

Contact Adda Carpets and Flooring

If you’re looking for professional help cleaning your tile flooring, be sure to contact Adda Carpets and Flooring. We have years of experience in this industry and can help your floors look new again!

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