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5 Effective Methods for Cleaning Tile Floors
Any floor will require a certain amount of care. You and your family constantly walk on it, tracking dirt, grit, and even mud. Just like carpet, dirt builds up over time on your tile floors. This dulls your tile’s appearance and discolors your grout. Here’s what you need to do:
#1 Sweep or vacuum
Regular sweeping or vacuum cleaning of tile floors not only picks up surface dirt, but also keeps grit and sand from scratching the finish. Depending on how much dirt and pet hair your floors accumulate, you may want to do this everyday.
Damp cleaning tile floors with a mop is an absolute must, even if you regularly sweep or vacuum it. Use a mild soap that won’t harm your tile, change your wash water frequently, and dry the floor with an absorbent lint-free cloth, an old t-shirt, or a towel. Drying may seem like an extra hassle but it’s worth it. You’ll prevent water spots and dirty footprints on your freshly mopped floor.
Some homeowners like to use wax to protect their tile’s finish and add a sheen. If you’re really committed to an absolutely stellar floor, this is a step you’ll want to add. This won’t need to be done as often as sweeping or mopping obviously.
#4 Clean the grout
While cleaning tile floors is simple, cleaning grout is more of a headache. You see, it’s actually very porous and has been soaking in the dirt and grime.The grout between your tiles will usually require some serious elbow grease. Get ready to spend the afternoon on your hands and knees! Spray your grout with an acid-free cleaner, leave for a few minutes, and then scrub with a long-handled grout brush.
#5 Machine clean
Maybe you have company coming over or you’re ready to have a perfectly clean floor. A machine is the way to make it look brand new again! You can rent one yourself or hire professionals who actually know what they’re doing.
Bring in Green Steam Carpet Cleaners to help. We do much more than just carpet! Our thorough, high pressure tile and grout cleaning removes the deep-down dirt that lies within the pores of your grout lines. We provide cleaning and restoration services for all types of tile, grout and stone including ceramic, porcelain, slate, travertine, limestone, marble, and granite. You can be confident that our tile and grout cleaning and restoration services will be done to the highest quality standards, using the latest industry standards and procedures. You already know our reputation for cleaning carpets. We put the same dedication and care into our tile cleaning service too!
Give us a call at (206) 819-2722 and ask for a free tile cleaning estimate. Say goodbye to dark grout lines and dingy tile, and say hello to a sparkling clean floor!
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