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Cleaning Tiled Floors

Tiled floors are popular for a reason: they look great, are highly resilient and most importantly - are very easy to clean. Even so, there are a few things to keep in mind when cleaning tiles.

Clean it quickly

Don't wait until cleaning day to mop up that orange juice! Wiping up any spills and stains immediately will stop them becoming sticky messes that are impossible to remove.

Tiled floor

Washing a tiled floor

Soap and water are usually all you'll need to wash your tiles. Make a sudsy mix in a bucket and use a string or sponge mop to wipe the dirt off your floor.

Spot-clean small stains with a rag or sponge.

Be careful of cleaning chemicals that are corrosive or abrasive, as these will damage your floor with prolonged use. For particularly stubborn stains, a 30:1 mixture of water and bleach should to the job.

Clean out the grout

Cleaning the grout between your tiles is just as important as doing the tiles themselves. Dirty grout will make your whole room look dingy and can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

To clean grout, use a stiff-bristled toothbrush and specialized grout cleaner or a 30:1 mixture of water and bleach.

For a natural grout cleaner, mix equal parts of hot water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Sprinkle baking soda along your grout and spray with the solution. Scrub thoroughly with a toothbrush and watch the whiteness come back!

Polishing a tiled floor

For a simple, cost effective ceramic tile polish, mix 1 cup of apple cider vinegar with 4 litres of water. Use a clean string or sponge mop to leave your floor tiles looking brand new.

Cleaning outdoor tiles

Your backyard tiles need a slightly different treatment to the ones in your kitchen. See this article for tips on cleaning outdoor surfaces.

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