How to clean ceramic tiles.


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Dirty tiles make the room immediately ugly, so making sure it's kept clean is very important if you want to feel truly at home.


Preparation is everything, never forget that, make cleaning easier for yourself so it doesn't feel like it's a chore.


Prepare everything by removing all shoes, carpets, furniture, and anything else that could interfere with cleaning. Then do the following:


Remove everything loose with a vacuum cleaner or broom. Use a scraper to scrape off anything you couldn't vacuum.

Fill a bucket with hot water and a floor cleaner. Before you mop, rinse the mop head under running hot water to remove any residue from the last time. Wipe the tile floors with the soapy water. When you're done, wipe down with normal hot water. You can air dry the floor, but drying with a clean cloth or towel will remove even more dirt and prevent water stains.


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Cleaning the grout tiles


Mix a bucket of water with powdered oxygen bleach according to the directions on the bottle. This effective bleach has a different chemical composition than chlorine bleach and is non-toxic and colourfast. You can usually find it in the cleaning department of any grocery or hardware store.


Apply the solution to the grout using either a spray bottle or a scrubbing brush. We prefer both application methods for particularly heavily soiled joints. Let the solution sit on the grout for at least 30 minutes. The longer you wait the better. The oxygen ions in the bleach solution continue to act for up to six hours. Once the bleach solution has soaked in, use a stiff nylon brush or an old toothbrush to scrub the grout. Scrub a small area of ​​the grout at a time and towel off the dirty water as you work. Once all of the grout is clean, rinse the area with fresh water and dry it with a clean cloth. When you're done and the floor is dry, use a grout sealer to keep the grout clean.


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Homemade method:


You can replace the oxygen bleach with a mixture of white vinegar and either lemon juice or baking soda. In our experience, the bleach solution requires the least scrubbing and is the most effective.


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