The Best Ways to Keep Your Tile Flooring Sparkling Clean

The Best Ways to Keep Your Tile Flooring Sparkling Clean

Tile flooring is a popular choice for kitchens, bathrooms and many other areas of the home thanks to its durability and low maintenance needs. But even tile needs regular cleaning to look its best. At Floor Decor, we want to help you protect your investment and keep your tile looking beautiful for years to come. Here's a guide to the best tile cleaning methods.

Everyday Cleaning Routine

  • Sweep or Vacuum: Regularly removing loose dirt and debris is key to preventing scratches and keeping your tile floors looking their best.
  • Mop with Warm Water & Mild Detergent: Mix a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water, then mop your floors. Be sure to wring out your mop frequently to avoid leaving streaks.

Deep Cleaning & Stain Removal

Sometimes, everyday cleaning isn't enough. Here's how to tackle tougher spots:

  • Commercial Cleaners: Floor Decor carries a variety of cleaners specifically formulated for tile. Follow the directions carefully and test on an inconspicuous area first.
  • Natural Option: Vinegar & Water: For a DIY approach, mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water. This is a gentle but effective way to clean tile and remove light stains.
  • Tackling Stubborn Stains: For tougher stains like coffee or wine, you might need a more targeted approach. Hydrogen peroxide on a cloth or a baking soda paste can work wonders, but be sure to test on a hidden area first.

Important Tips for Tile Floors

  • Change Your Mop Water: Dirty mop water will only spread dirt around. Change the water in your bucket frequently.
  • Dry Thoroughly: Moisture can leave water spots and dull your floors. Dry your tile with a clean towel or microfiber cloth after mopping.
  • Grout Care: Don't forget to clean your grout! A toothbrush and a mix of baking soda and water work well for this task.

Prevention is Key

  • Mats and Rugs: High-traffic areas benefit from rugs or mats to capture dirt.
  • Wipe Up Spills Quickly: This prevents deep stains from setting in.
  • Sealing: Consider a tile sealant, especially for porous tiles, to make cleaning easier and prevent stains.

Protecting Your Beautiful Tile

With a little regular care and the right products, your tile floors will stay beautiful and last for years. Call Floor Decor today to get advice from our experts.