Tile can be a beautiful addition to your home, but it can also be challenging to keep clean. There are many different types of tile with varying materials and textures that require different cleaning methods. Luckily, there are some easy ways you can clean your ceramic or stone tiles—and keeping them looking great will help them last longer. This guide will show you the best ways to tile cleaning.
Here are the best ways to clean your ceramic or stone tiles.
1. Water and Vinegar:
It is a great all-purpose cleaner that can be used on most tile surfaces. Mix 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water in a spray bottle, then apply to the surface with a soft cloth or sponge. Leave it on for several minutes before wiping it off with another cloth or paper towel. This method works well on ceramic, porcelain, and quarry tiles; however, it should not be used on marble or granite because the acidity of vinegar may cause damage over time.
2. White Vinegar and Salt:
Vinegar is a natural cleaning agent that can be used to clean many surfaces in your home, including tile floors. The acetic acid found in vinegar will help loosen dirt and grime on the surface of your tile floor, while salt acts as an abrasive to scrub away stubborn stains. To make this DIY cleaner, simply mix equal parts white vinegar and table salt (about 1 cup each) into a spray bottle or large bowl. Then apply it directly onto the surface of your tile floor with a sponge or cloth before rinsing off with warm water when you’re finished!
3. Lemon Juice and Baking Soda:
Mix 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of baking soda in a bowl. Let it sit for a few hours, then scrub with a brush and rinse it with water.
4. Baking Soda and Vinegar:
This method is great for floors, countertops and tile cleaning. The baking soda will act as a mild abrasive while vinegar acts as a mild acid. Mixing these two creates a solution that can be used on any surface without damaging it.
5. Steam Cleaner/Broom:
If you don’t own a steam cleaner, consider purchasing one. Steam cleaners are great for tile cleaning because they use hot water and detergent to loosen dirt and grime from the floor.
You can also use a broom with a dustpan or vacuum attachment (if you have one) to sweep up any loose dust and debris that remains on the floor, but remember not to use harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia-based cleaners on your tile surfaces because these can damage their finish over time.
6. Salt Water Solution:
If you want to use a natural solution, then salt water is your best bet. You can make this at home with just two ingredients: white vinegar and warm water. Mix them in equal parts (50/50) and spray on your tile flooring or grout lines. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it with warm water.
7. Shine Enhancer Solution:
To make a shine enhancer solution, you will need:
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 1/4 cup white vinegar or lemon juice (optional)
The ingredients can be combined in a spray bottle and sprayed directly onto your tiles. You should apply the solution to clean tiles with a soft cloth or sponge, then wipe off any excess moisture with another clean cloth or towel. This method works best on natural stone surfaces such as marble and granite; however, it may also be used on ceramic tile surfaces as well if desired.
8. Tile Grout Cleaner Spray Kit:
This kit comes with two spray bottles and a soft brush. The first bottle is filled with a solution that you use to spray on the grout, while the second bottle has a solution that you use to wipe off any excess grime once you’ve scrubbed it away.
The instructions say to apply one coat of the spray-on solution, let it sit for 10-15 minutes (soak longer if there are stubborn stains), then wipe off most of it using your damp cloth or sponge.
In the bottom line, there are many methods for tile cleaning, such as scrubbing with a stiff brush and cleaning solution or using a steam cleaner to blast away dirt and grime. However, if you want something fast, easy and effective then try the cleaning spray products. You can also hire a professional to do the job for you if you don’t have time to clean your tiles.