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How to Keep Tiles in New Shape

A few years ago, the tile industry was going through a rough time. Tiles were being made with less glaze because of the cost and they just did not hold up well to traffic or even household cleaners. Today, tiles are stronger than ever before and there are a few things you can do to keep them in new shape for longer periods of time!

Clean up spills as soon as they happen

Cleaning spills can be a hassle, but it is the best thing you can do for your tile. Most spills will leave behind stains that are difficult to remove and this just makes cleaning them again later even harder!

Blot up the wetness and do not scrub it.

Use a steam mop to remove tough spots and stains! For regular cleaning, use neutral soaps or household cleaners with warm water only. Do not let bleach sit on tiles for too long where they can discolor them over time. You should always wear slip-resistant bottoms while you are walking around the house for safety!

Vacuum the floor with a brush attachment to avoid scratching your tiles

Use a non-abrasive cleaner on your grout to avoid stains and discoloration. If you have any tough spots, try using an eraser or toothpaste! You can also use baking soda with warm water as a homemade scrubber for tougher areas.

Make sure that there is adequate ventilation in the room where you are using the steam mop.

Steam mopping can leave your floors slightly damp, so make sure that they are completely dry before walking on them!

Baking soda is a great option for keeping grout clean and shiny without having to use any harsh chemicals or cleaners. Baking soda works as an abrasive cleaner but it will not scratch your tiles.

Do not let bleach sit on tiles for too long where it can discolor them over time. You should always wear slip-resistant bottoms while you are walking around the house for safety!

Use a microfiber cloth or scrubber to clean grout lines without damaging your tiles.

Always remember that prevention is better than trying to fix something after it has happened! Use a steam mop regularly and take care of spills right away. Make sure that your tiles are completely dry before walking on them, especially if you have just cleaned with water or any other cleaning solution.

Install an under-sink trash can for easy disposal of dirty rags and sponges

Keep an eye on the amount of moisture that is left behind after you steam mop to make sure there are no more accidents!

Make sure your tiles have plenty of ventilation if they are exposed to high heat. Steam can damage certain types of tiles and grout over time, so it's best not to let them get hot.

Always wear slip resistant bottoms when you are walking around your house for safety! Keep an eye on the amount of moisture that is left behind after you steam mop to make sure there are no more accidents!

Apply sealant every six months

To keep away dirt from sticking to the tile and apply sealant so it will be easier harder to clean.

Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on your grout lines, especially if they will make the tiles look discolored!

Vacuum the floor with a brush attachment instead of using an upright vacuum cleaner to avoid scratching up your tiles. Make sure that there is adequate ventilation in the room where you are using the steam mop.

Do not use abrasive cleaners on delicate surfaces

Use a non-abrasive cleaner on your grout to avoid stains and discoloration. If you have any tough spots, try using an eraser or toothpaste! You can also use baking soda with warm water as a homemade scrubber for tougher areas.

Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on your grout lines, especially if they will make the tiles look discolored!

Conclusion

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid this from happening in the future! Using non-abrasive cleaners on your grout lines is one way that will keep them looking new and prevent stains. Make sure to use neutral soaps or household cleaners with warm water only for regular cleaning!

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