Tiles are the best flooring material for places that get wet more often. Many people choose tiles for flooring because they are easy to clean and very durable in comparison to other flooring materials like wood. But when tiles are not cleaned regularly, then a layer of scum or grease gets deposited over it and to clean it you need to buy different cleaning solutions. If your tiles are not cleaned properly and on time then it affects their expected lifespan and starts to lose their original color and design. So in the opinion of Major Carpet Cleaners, you must clean your tiles 2-3 times every week.
Although many things can make your tiles dirty but some affect the appearance of your tiles the most and are quite tough to clean. Here are some of those stains that need to be cleaned as soon as possible, to make your tiles spotless:
Grease Stains can be seen on the tiles of the kitchen floor. These stains keep on getting thick and gross with time. If not cleaned then these stains become darker and keep collecting dirt.
Ink Stains are the worst of all stains and especially if you have light-colored grouts and tiles. The ink gets stuck in grout deeply and cant be removed easily by using normal soap or cleaners.
Blood Stains are organic in nature, which means they will not only make your tiles look bad but also become full of bacteria and microbes that will spread diseases and infections in your home.
Wax Stains can be seen on the floor near the place where you light candles. No matter how careful you are with candles, one or two droops will always fall on the ground and these will leave being wax stains that will not be easy to remove.
Stained tiles can be tough to clean if you are unaware of the techniques of cleaning them properly. There are different solutions present in the market that can be used to clean tiles, but those cleaners can sometimes damage your tiles. To clean tiles properly, you must clean them with natural ingredients, present at home. Here are 4 of the best cleaning materials, that are tested by Major Carpet Cleaners workers for cleaning tiles:
Most of the time tiles get dirty because of stickiness caused by the residue of soap and detergent. To clean your tiles and remove the stickiness from their surface, you need three things, a bucket, hot and vinegar. You need to heat the water and then pour it inside a bucket. Fill the bucket only 3/4th with water. Then add 2-3 cups of vinegar in it. Mix them well and dip your mop in the solution. Semi dry the mop and start cleaning the surface with it. Once the whole floor is mopped, again put the mop in water but this time normal water and mop the surface with that. By doing this your tiles will be properly cleaned.
If you are thinking about how to clean toilet tile stains, then baking soda will clean them in no time. First, you need to either prepare a paste of baking soda by adding a little water in 2-3 cups of baking soda or you can simply sprinkle baking soda all over the wet tiles. After this you have to leave it for 10-20 minutes, depending on the toughness of the stain, and then pick up a toothbrush or hard sponge to scrub the surface of the tile. After scrubbing the surface take a cleaning cloth and make it damp to wipe off all the residue. Repeat the whole process 3-4 times to get the best results.
Many people wonder how to clean hard water stains at home, you can use chlorine bleach for cleaning your tiles and grouts in no time. But one thing that you must remember is that this method is only advised for light-colored tiles or white tiles because the chlorine bleach will have a whitening effect on your tiles and if the tiles are dark then it may ruin the color of the tile. For grout cleaning, fill a spray bottle, half with water and another half with chlorine, and spray the solution on the grouts. Leave it there for 15 minutes and after that scrub the grouts with a toothbrush for best results.
Lemon is the oldest tile cleaner, that has been used for ages to clean tiles. Lemon is acidic, that’s why it can easily clean white marks on shower tiles. All you need to do is squeeze a dozen or two lemons in an open utensil and then soak your cleaning cloth in it. No need to dilute the lemon juice and after soaking start cleaning your tiles with it by gently rubbing the surface. Another way of using lemon for cleaning tiles is by pouring the lemon juice into a spray bottle and spraying it all over the tiles. Let the juice stay there for a couple of minutes and break down scum and dirt on the tiles. After that take a wet piece of cloth and wipe thoroughly all over your tiles.
All the above-mentioned methods of cleaning tiles are good for making your tiles spotless but sometimes due to one reason or another, you are unable to clean your tiles regularly and as a result, your tiles become very dirty. In some cases due to lack of cleaning white tiles may turn brown due to all the deposits on the surface. So instead of damaging your tiles in pursuit of cleaning them, you can call Major Carpet Cleaners as our team of experts have years of experience in tiles and grout cleaning. So next time you find it difficult to clean your tiles on your own, without hesitation call Major Carpet Cleaners and our workers will make your tiles all cleaned and shining in no time.