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Floor Tiles Cleaning Tips and Tricks


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Are you tired of battling stubborn stains, grimy grout, and dull-looking floor tiles?


Floor tiles are a timeless and elegant choice for many homes in Edmonton, adding a touch of sophistication and durability. However, maintaining their beauty and cleanliness can be a bit of a challenge.


Don't worry, because this year, we've got some fantastic floor cleaning tips and tricks that will leave your floors looking pristine. Whether you're a seasoned cleaning pro or just getting started, these tips are designed to teach you how to make tile floors shine!


Pre-Cleaning Preparation

Before diving into the specifics of tile cleaning, it's important to set the stage by preparing your workspace.


Start by clearing out the area. Remove furniture and any obstacles that could hinder your cleaning process. With a cleaner workspace, you'll make it easier for yourself to access all areas of your floor. 


Next, dry sweep or vacuum the area. This will help remove loose dirt and debris, preventing them from scratching the tiles during wet cleaning. 


Embrace pH-Natural Cleaners

Say hello to the 2023 star of tile cleaning: pH-neutral cleaners. These versatile cleaning solutions are most suitable to clean grout for most tile types.


pH-natural cleaners can effectively remove dirt and stains without causing any damage to the tile's surface or grout lines. Just remember, don't go overboard with these, or you may end up with a cloudy residue. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. 


Tackling Grout Cleaning

Grout lines often pose the biggest cleaning challenge when it comes to tile floors. They can accumulate dirt and stains over time. The best ways to address them are by using a grout brush, DIY grout cleaner, and grout sealing. 


For the grout brush, invest in a high-quality brush with stiff bristles. This will allow you to reach deep into the grout lines and dislodge dirt and stains plastic effectively. 


To clean stubborn dirt on tiled grout, there are a couple of different cleaners we recommend for your specific needs. Either with slight acidic PH or alkaline, these work really well.


After cleaning, consider applying a grout sealer. It will act as a protective barrier that helps prevent future stains and discolouration, extending the lifespan of your grout. 


The Power of Steam Cleaning

Steaming has gained popularity as a powerful and eco-friendly method of cleaning tiles. Steam cleaners use high-temperature water vapour to dissolve and lift away dirt, grease, and stains without harsh chemicals. This method is particularly effective when you need to deep clean floor tiles and remove bacteria. 


A B Tile & Stone: Your Guide on How to Make Tile Floors Shine

When you're cleaning your tiles, be sure to make preventive maintenance a part of your regular routine. Use rugs and mats, clean up spills promptly, and regularly sweep and mop. Follow these tips on how to make tile floors shine and showcase them at their best for years to come. 


With A B Tile & Stone, your floor tiles will be the envy of your friends, and you'll bask in the glory of a clean and beautiful home. If you want your tiles to stand out in Edmonton, give us a call to talk about our products or hire our designers to transform your home or business!


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