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How To: What is the Best Way to Clean your Wall & Floor Tiles?

Did you know?

Ceramic tiles have long provided a high quality, durable application, internally and externally at affordable prices. But did you know ceramic tiles are also one of the most hygienic solutions for all your applications?

Having a natural chemical resistance, no germs can live on the surface of tiles. Making Tiles the choice solution for food and health industries for many years. This is due to ceramic tiles low absorption rate. Glazing makes a tight, water resistant seal making liquids, germs and dirt easily wiped away.

Tiles are also made from 100% organic materials, and do not release any chemicals or toxic gases. During the manufacturing process, tiles are fired at 1200 – 1400°C, which ensures they are non-combustible, making tiles a safe choice for your family.

How to clean Floor tiles? 

When it comes to hygiene, it’s important to never leave no stone unturned. Aside from the aesthetically pleasing look of porcelain and ceramic, some wall and floor ranges have the advantage of being very low-maintenance. 
Our ceramic tiles are made of natural particles that are shaped and fired in a kiln at very high temperatures, giving a natural finish that is sanitised and rejuvenated.  

This process creates a durability and resiliency that is unmatched by most other flooring surfaces. When glazed, they also have a protective barrier from dirt, water, stains, and chemicals, making them even more impervious to the elements. Even while easy to maintain, there are some steps to take to ensure that it remains in optimal condition. 

How should you clean your wall and floor tiles? 

One of the most important aspects of cleaning your wall and floor tiles is making sure dirt and spills do not have a chance to get comfortable. 
 
This is easy enough to do with a mop or cloth, hot water, and a mild household detergent (be sure to do a spot test with any detergent before use). 

Regular maintenance is important as well. The easiest, quickest, and most effective step you can take is to regularly sweep, vacuum, and damp mop your bathroom, entryway, or kitchen surfaces, as these areas are commonly exposed to all kinds of bacteria.  

A quick sweeping or vacuuming removes dirt and debris before it can become settled on the surface. Mopping with warm water and using a manufacturer-recommended cleaning product also enhances your tiles gloss, shine and colour.  

One of the best floor cleaning products though, is one that is readily available in your home. Water is effective in keeping your tiles looking great. 

You can also mix a cup of white vinegar with 4 litres of water for a wonderfully effective, odour-eliminating cleanser. If you have children or pets, you may not want to use harsh chemicals, and this is a wonderful alternative. 

Ceramic tiles are held in place by grout, which is typically white. Over time, and with exposure to the elements, this can become discoloured.  
When this happens, it can detract from the beauty of your tiled area. 

To keep this from happening, and to preserve both your tile and grout, it is important to take care of your grout as well. The best way to do this is to seal it after you have installed your tile. 

This will keep stains, dirt, and water from being able to penetrate the protective barrier. 

Experts recommend doing this about twice a year, though your tile manufacturer may recommend a different sealing schedule. 

To clean grout that has become dirty you can mix hydrogen peroxide and water in equal parts. Simply apply this with a toothbrush to remove the stains. You will find that even grout that is properly maintained is easier to clean and remove stains from than other surfaces, such as laminate. 

Among the best qualities of ceramic tiles are their resistance to stains, their hygienic qualities, and their ease of cleaning. Beauty can be low maintenance.

Create a Hygienic & Easy to Clean Bathroom 

Cleaning is a job we all love to hate but is a chore we simply cannot avoid. The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home that is shared by multiple household members and guests. Germs, germs, germs. 
Therefore, the bathroom requires weekly cleaning to keep it spick and span, free of bacteria and mould. As there is no way to avoid this regular chore, it makes sense when renovating the bathroom, to choose products, materials and a design that makes cleaning the bathroom as quick and easy as possible. 

Here are some tips for designing a hygienic and easy to clean bathroom: 

Grout joins can be difficult to keep clean as a bathroom ages and more grout joins equals more cleaning. Using large format, rectified tiles means less grout joins to clean. Not only do they make cleaning easier, large format tiles look fantastic and create a seamless, clean appearance in the bathroom, adding to the appearance of space. 
 
Coloured grout is another option to consider when tiling. It can be used to blend with the colour of a tile making the grout joins even less noticeable. 
For more hints and tips for cleaning tiles, check out our ‘5 Ways to Clean Grout for Floor and Wall Tiles’ here.