Ceramic tile floors are almost a must-have nowadays for every household. Though, while being relatively durable, the ceramic tiles can get abrased easily from the dust buildup, and can also get damaged if the cleaning is not done properly. And below are the best ways to clean ceramic tile floors. The best way to deep […]
Ceramic tile floors are almost a must-have nowadays for every household. Though, while being relatively durable, the ceramic tiles can get abrased easily from the dust buildup, and can also get damaged if the cleaning is not done properly. And below are the best ways to clean ceramic tile floors.
Before starting, you should remove all shoes, rugs, furniture, and other items to make way for the cleaning. Then, to effectively deep clean the ceramic tile floor, follow these steps:
For the grout to be cleaned is definitely a major part of keeping the tile floor clean. The strongest and simplest way to deep clean the grout is with a grout-cleaning machine that can be rented from hardware. However, DIY is perfectly possible as well; here are our suggestions for the cleaning routine:
Contrary to normal bleaches, oxygen bleach’s main component is hydrogen peroxide and some sodium, which is non-toxic and color-safe. The cleaner is designed so that when with water, the hydrogen peroxide tied to the sodium would be released to form a hydrogen peroxide cleaning solution. This is also how you can clean and also preserve the grout because hydrogen peroxide is proven to be safe for grout
As substitutions for oxygen bleach, you can also use a mixture of white vinegar and either lemon juice or baking soda, which you likely already have on hand. But based on our experience, the bleach solution requires the least amount of scrubbing and is the most effective for removing stains.
Sometimes you may find yourself with a very dirty ceramic floor to clean; the home you newly bought has been left unattended for a while and has built up a considerable amount of dirt and grime, and perhaps even get mildewed in its creeks. The ceramic becomes discolored and might not even necessarily get its sleek back with the usual deep cleaning routine.
In such times, the more conventional methods like hydrogen peroxide or vinegar might not be sufficient for the job, and the best way to clean these old tile floors may be to upscale your cleaner. Though before bringing out these potent commercial cleaners, you may still want to try the DIY methods introduced in the previous parts beforehand anyway: Though they might not solve the problem immediately, they do provide some degree of cleaning and disinfection.
Here is a list of floor cleaners that you may want to try.
To clean your old ceramic tile floors using potent ceramic tile cleaners, follow these steps:
As a note, any excess tile cleaner might become sticky residual on the floor, causing the floor to become even dirtier from the cleaning. So the trick is to not soak too much tile cleaner onto the tile floor and to rinse the cleaner off the floor after the cleaning.
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