Do not wait until your tile floors get really dirty, as you may want to avoid using strong chemicals that will degrade your tiles in the long run. Plus, who wants to spend hours kneeling on the floor just to scrub away stubborn stains?
To prevent these problems, you should learn how to clean tile floors on a frequent basis.
Cleaning tile floors routinely or even daily may sound tiresome. But, it is not as hard as you think.
You just need to follow these simple steps.
1. Sweep or vacuum the floor daily. This removes loose dirt, food crumbs and other pieces of debris that can accumulate on tile floors. Dirt that is allowed to sit in wet areas can quickly turn into hard-to-remove grime. You should also sweep or vacuum the floor before mopping or cleaning it.
2. Run a dry cloth duster or dust mop over the floors after they have been swept. Mop the floor with warm water. If the floor doesn't have stains or require heavy cleaning, running a damp mop over the floor will be sufficient to keep it clean. Cleanse the mop in fresh warm water after mopping one section of the room, and repeat until the entire floor is mopped. For everyday shine, simply run a clean damp dusting cloth over the floor.
3. Dry the floor. Whether you use water or water mixed with detergent, run a dry mop over the floor when you're finished mopping. This will prevent new dirt from quickly accumulating and staining the grout.
4. Clean up spills promptly. If you drop a glass of juice or even water, clean it up right away. The longer it sits, the more time it will have to soak into the grout. Dried orange juice and other sugary liquids also tend to become annoyingly sticky.
5. Put a doormat both outside and inside your home to eliminate tracking mud or water on your tile floors. This step is especially important during rain and snow seasons.