Tile floors have been around for centuries, serving as decorative floor and wall covering. In fact, they can increase real estate value as well as completely enhance the aesthetics of a home or business. Being such a universal and beautiful flooring option, it is becoming more common in homes today. While tile is low-maintenance, it can accumulate debris and messes over time. It is good to make sure you thoroughly clean your tile when you have the opportunity. So if you are looking to deep clean your tile and grout, here is everything you need to know:
Start by sweeping your tiles clean and remove any loose dirt or debris. To properly get every area of the room, you may want to remove furniture as well. While tile was traditionally in bathrooms and kitchens, it is becoming more common in other rooms like living rooms, dining rooms, and even bedrooms. Therefore, you may have more furniture to move in areas like these.
Clean the Grout
To clean the grout, you will need to make an at-home cleaner—mix baking soda and water to create a paste. An old toothbrush is perfect for applying the paste to the grout lines. Scrub each grout line thoroughly and allow paste to sit.
Next, mix white vinegar with some warm water in a bucket. You can add a splash of clear dish soap well. Using a sponge, scrub each tile and grout lines. The vinegar water will also penetrate the grout lines and remove the remaining baking soda. Be generous on the amount of vinegar water that you use to help break down debris on tile floors.
Lastly, you can use a towel or paper towels to help assist drying the tiles. Once done, reassess grout lines. You may need to apply a little more water to remove any baking soda residue left behind. Simply use a paper towel to help dry and allow the remaining water to air dry.
Cleaning your tile and grout lines can help make your tile look brand new. Tile takes a long time to get extremely dirty, but with pets and children and our hectic lives is not an impossible factor. Just try using this method in your own home for optimal results. Thanks for reading!