Keeping your home or business clean can be challenging, but over the years of keeping a shop clean and cleaning my house, I have learned a lot about cleaning. I've learned how to clean in order to impress clients, and I've learned how to keep my house clean in spite of children bringing in dirt and mess all the time. I love to write so decided to start this blog. Here, I am going to share a range of cleaning tips with an emphasis on the "old school", homemade or natural tips. However, sometimes, truthfully, you need chemicals and professionals so I will also delve into those topics. Thanks for reading and good luck with cleaning.
While your bathroom tiles are certainly durable, they're not indestructible. This news should hardly come as a surprise, but what do you actually do to ensure the longevity of your bathroom tiles? There are many things you can to make your bathroom tiles last as long as possible. Some of these things can be done by yourself, whereas you might need some professional assistance with a couple of these tips.
The Art of Tile Cleaning
Much of ensuring the longevity of your bathroom tiles comes down to tile cleaning. It's really quite straightforward:
Floor Cleaning Solutions
All-purpose floor cleaners are not always the best bet. Invest in a specialist floor cleaning solution made for bathroom tiles. While an improper cleaner isn't going to result in simultaneous corrosion, this could be an issue with continued use of an improper cleaning solution.
Do you vacuum your bathroom tiles? In principle, there is nothing wrong with this if it's done correctly (particular with older tiles that might already have become weakened over the years). Use the vacuum cleaner's brush attachment as opposed to something hard and plastic coming into direct contact with the tiles. With smaller spaces you could simply use a broom once the floor has dried.
It's easier to keep your bathroom tiles clean when they're well maintained. But beyond proper cleaning, what kind of maintenance is required? The most effective method is to have the tiles periodically resealed. If you cannot remember the last time this happened, or if it hasn't be done since you moved into your home, it might be time for it!
A Protective Coating
Resealing is simply applying a protective coating over your tiles, allowing them to more effectively repel moisture. While it's a simple process, there are some initial steps that might be required before resealing can take place.
It can be wise to have your grouting cleaned prior to applying any kind of sealant. Once the sealant has been applied, it becomes somewhat redundant to subject your floor to any kind of vigorous scrubbing. With grout staining that is not all that serious, you can probably do the cleaning yourself. With extensive staining, call in the professionals.
Cracked tiles should be examined before a sealant is applied. If an identical or at least closely comparable tile can be sourced, then replace the tile at your discretion. If it's a hairline crack, you could also simply have it plastered. The flaw will be visible, but not obvious.
It really doesn't require much work to keep your bathroom tiles looking at their best for as long as possible.