Tiles don’t need much cleaning, but there are ways to keep them in pristine condition.
With porcelain tiles, maintenance isn’t much of a worry for homeowners, but you can keep the value of your home high by keeping your floors clean and flawless. Modern day cleaning products and tools make it much easier to keep our homes clean and tidy. Here are some cheap and effective ways to keep your surfaces in tip-top shape.
SWEEP & VACUUM REGULARLY
The first step to maintaining a clean space.
The best technique to keep your home tidy is to sweep often. Getting rid of dust and other particles regularly can help your tiles be spotless and scratch-free for a longer period of time. Go for soft bristle brooms and vacuum with brush attachments to further protect your flooring.
USE SOFT CLEANING CLOTHS
A simple mixture and soft cloths can do the job.
Keeping a microfiber rag or a chamois mop handy is always a good idea. Not only is it great for sudden spills, but it also is a perfect option for thorough cleaning. Using a mild solution to wipe on your walls is more than enough to keep it in great condition.
CLEAN WITH VINEGAR
Readily available in the kitchen.
Distilled white vinegar does not contain any colouring agents so it’s highly unlikely to stain tiles and grout. Vinegar is also on par with most multipurpose cleaners when it comes to acidity content at 5%. Besides, it’s cheap and has multiple uses!
DON'T FORGET THE CORNERS
The easy-to-overlook spot.
When you have your vinegar/cleaning solution ready, go ahead and clean your walls and floors. After a good, mopping and wiping, it’s time to take out an old soft-bristled toothbrush and scrub the corners of your surfaces. You can rinse it with warm clear water and wipe it with a dry rag.
CHOOSE PROPER CLEANING PRODUCTS
Research the right products for you.
There are a lot of options when it comes to cleaning products. When choosing the right one for your home, make sure that you have the correct factors to consider especially when you have kids and pets at home. All-natural and mild soaps are available at your nearest stores and in groceries.