Tile is an easy investment we often decide to add to our home. Tile is durable and lasts for decades. However, tile does have one down side and that is it gets dirty fast. Grout is grainy and porous and holds onto grease, dirt, and mildew, all in record time. As you decide to invest in tile, Carpet Care 2000 will share some tips to help keep your tile floor cleaner longer and how to maintain them long term.
Easiest Ways to Keep Tile & Grout Clean Without Scrubbing
Keep Tile Dry – One way to keep your tile cleaner longer is to keep it dry. This sounds simple. However, the smallest spills from water, ice, or any other liquid will hold onto the dirt. When your floors get wet, wipe them clean immediately to maintain cleaner floors. Even after mopping you may want to use a towel to dry the floors after they have been mopped.
Use Mats & Rugs in High Traffic Areas – Areas that receive a lot of foot traffic should have a rug or mat placed over them. This will help prevent dirt from spreading all over the tile and prevent wear and tear on the tile. Place a mat or rug at each entry point of the rooms that have tile.
Vacuum Tile – Most people will sweep their tile floors. However, it’s not the best way to keep dirt off of the tile. Brooms will always leave some dirt behind regardless of how hard you try to get it all up. Instead, use a vacuum with a tile cleaning attachment to suck up all of the dirt and particles that on the floor. You will find vacuuming does a much more thorough job in cleaning your tile and grout line.
Rinse Tile After Mopping – After mopping your tile floor, always rinse with water afterwards. Some cleaners leave behind a residue that actually holds dirt, making your floors get dirtier quicker.
Seal Tile – There are tile and grout sealers that greatly help keep your tile cleaner, especially the grout. If you are installing tile or if your tile has never been sealed before, consider having your tile professionally cleaned and sealed. You can seal tile floors, countertops, backsplashes, and shower walls. This will also help prevent mold or mildew from developing.
Protect Tile – If you have heavy furniture on your tile, make sure to put felt padding on the bottom of the furniture. This with help prevent the furniture from leaving behind scratches or damaging the tile and sealer.
Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning – To maintain and extend the life of your tile, have it professionally cleaned. Professional tile and grout cleaners can clean and buff the tile with high quality cleaning machines and experience. Grout can be a major pain to clean. To help save yourself hours of scrubbing on your knees, call a professional cleaner. We have the cleaners and equipment to penetrate deep into the grout and remove all of the trapped dirt, grease, and fungus that are inside of it.
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Use these tips to help maintain and clean your tile and grout. If your tile and grout is in need of a professional cleaning service, contact Carpet Care 2000. We provide many services including professional tile and grout cleaning. Contact Carpet Care 2000 today.