Carpet Cleaning Tips | 3 Ways to Better Clean Your Kitchen Tile
Three ways to better clean your kitchen tile to avoid costly repairs and replacement.
Tile flooring is a durable choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas of the home that might get wet from time to time. With proper care, tile flooring can look like new for years. Learn primary tile flooring care, deep cleaning techniques, and how to clean stained grout. These techniques are appropriate for both ceramic and faux tile flooring.
Sweep or vacuum your kitchen tile regularly to keep them from getting dull. Ceramic tiles may be resistant to dirt, but sand and grit can dull the glazed surfaces.
Clean kitchen tile with mild detergent and clean water using a rag or chamois-type mop rather than a sponge mop. Rag and chamois-style mops are best for cleaning tile because sponge mops tend to push dirty water into the grout lines, making them harder to clean. Be sure to change the water frequently while mopping; dirty water equals a cloudy floor.
Porcelain or ceramic kitchen tiles are the simplest to maintain. They can handle most cleaning agents without losing their shine and won’t scratch easily. Unfortunately, they hide dirt and germs, and scrubbing them is essential to your family’s health.
Microfiber dusters (think Swiffer) are great for everyday cleaning. The disposable cloths pick up dust and pet hair without scattering it through the air.
High and Dry
Dry kitchen tiles too. Don’t let your glazed tile floors air-dry—the sitting water will form water spots. Take care of that by drying the floor with a clean, lint-free cloth immediately after washing.
Keep your kitchen tile sparkling in between professional cleaning!