Common Mistakes to Avoid in Tile and Grout Cleaning

Common Mistakes to Avoid in Tile and Grout Cleaning

Cleaning your tiles and grout can make your floor tiles look clean and new for years to come. The best part is that cleaning your tiles only takes about an hour a week and professional tile and grout cleaning is only necessary once every six months to keep your tiles floor protected from damage. So, when you perform a tile and grout cleaning, it is important that you avoid any of the following mistakes to prevent any damage to your floor tiles.

Using Caustic Cleaning Chemicals

Using harsh chemicals is highly inadvisable. Avoid any bleach and ammonia-based cleaning solutions and choose a milder solution or follow what the tile manufacturer has suggested.

Avoid Scrubbing Hard

Your tiles need care. When you clean tiles, do not scrub them. You should not use steel wool or any abrasive powders as they can remove the finish on the tile, making them look dull and prone to damage.

Not Cleaning Up Stains

Stains are the enemy of tile flooring. When you see stains on your floor, it is important that you clean it up right away. Allowing a stain to sit for a long period of time can result in tile discolouration.

Not Protecting the Tile

Heavy objects like potted plants, tables, and sofa legs should have furniture protectors on the bottom to avoid any damage to the tiles. It is important that tiles that are exposed to water are caulked and that sealing is used to protect the grout from damage and spills. Placing a door mat outside of your home can also help filter the dirt that enters your home.

Improper Routine Cleaning

It is important that you mop your tiles using soft cloths and are carefully vacuuming at least once a week. Do not use a vacuum’s beater bar on you tile floors as it can scratch the finishing of the tile. If you do not have a vacuum that can switch off the beater bar, you should carefully brush the floor.

Over Wetting

Many homeowners when cleaning their tile floor tend to over wet it. This is a common mistake. It is important that you do not do this as the minerals in tap water can cause discolouration and staining. You should quickly wipe the floor using a soft cloth.

Maintaining your Tiles and Grout

Professional tile and grout cleaning should be done at least once every six months. Routine maintenance in the form of vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping using cleaners that your bought from your local supermarket can only do so much.

Call AllAces Cleaning & Restoration on 1800 00 1010 to have your tile and grout cleaned professionally.

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