How to Keep Your Tile Floor Shiny
Seven tips for keeping tile floors clean
One feels relaxed when the daunting task of decorating the house is done. You can
heave a sigh of relief but it is only for the time being. Since floor covers the largest part of the house, it
needs to be kept clean and shinning so
that the rest of the furniture also looks glossy and polished.
It does not matter whether you have expensive or less costly furniture pieces,
they will look beautiful only when your floor is sparkling clean. Whether it is a tiled or wooden floor, it has to
be maintained from time to time by polishing it. Here are some tips that may help you in keeping your floor clean
|Keeping clean and shiny tile floors makes the rest of house
sparkling and beautiful.
Ceramic Tiled Floor
Ceramic tile floors are easy to clean and maintain by moping on a daily basis or as
Ceramic tiles are the first
choice for flooring since centuries and they still have not lost their top ranking, now being available in
various trendy designs, colors and patterns.
Other than being strong, there are many reasons that these tiles are preferred
over other materials for flooring. These tiles are surprisingly simple to maintain and can be cleaned with the
products available in the house. With a little bit effort you can keep your ceramic tiles shiny for years. Some of
the tips to clean ceramic tiles are as follows:
- Wipe the tiles using some water and then clean them with a dry towel or a
sponge. Regular cleaning the tiles does not let the dust collect on them and it also will help in removing the
stains no matter how tough they are.
- Mix some scouring paste powder in water making a thick paste. Apply this
paste on the stubborn stains and leave it for some time. After five minutes scrub the place with a scouring
pad. You may have to repeat the process 2-3 times, but it will definitely help in removing stains. Rust stains
are also easy to remove from ceramic tiles. There are many products available to remove rust stains from the
flooring kerosene being the best but it should be used only at ventilated places.
Glazed tiles are usually used in bathrooms or kitchen walls. Kitchen walls
are easy to clean with a wet cloth using some cleaner but in bathrooms you have to take some extra care as soap
leaves its residue on the flooring. In order to retain the shine of glazed tiles, you can consider the following
Glazed tiles require daily wiping to keep them clean and shiny
- The first thing to keep the glazed tiles clean is to wipe them on a daily
basis. Rinse them with some cleaner with non-metallic pad and wipe them completely dry. For more willful
stains, make a paste of bicarbonate of soda adding some water. Scrub for some time and wipe with a clean cloth.
They can also be cleaned using a mixture of soap and water. After applying soap water, wipe them some dry
cloth: as simple as that.
- To clean the bathroom tiles, a strong solution will be needed. You can use a
paste made with scouring powder or cleaners without oil. Leave the cleaner on the spots for five minutes and
Unglazed tiles are usually used in flooring of rooms and kitchen. Unglazed tiles
offer a natural look to your flooring as they come in many colors and designs. Like other ceramic and glazed tiles,
these tiles are also very easy to clean but as they don’t have glazed coating, they are more chances for these
tiles to collect dirt.
Compared to other tiles they are less permeable giving a chance to dirt to go deep
in the surface. In order to keep them sparkling, these tiles require daily cleaning and maintenance. Following are
the tips to make them look new:
- Unglazed tiles need to be swept daily. This will avoid the debris to collect
on it when people walk on them.
- Vacuum clean the tiles once in a week. Make sure that vacuum cleaner has
strong suction capacity so that the dust that has been accumulated in the joints is also cleaned
- The best thing to clean unglazed tiles is a mixture of vinegar and water
which is easily available in the house or use only non-alkaline or non-acidic cleaners that are not hard on the
skin if you come in contact.
These are the few measures and tips that can keep your tile flooring not only
clean but give it a new shine also.