Cleaning tips for tile floors and joints
Tile flooring is a popular choice in all possible places most because of the perception that it is easier to maintain and clean than other types of flooring. Drying a tile floor seems quite easy, but it is worth emphasizing that if the floor is not cleaned regularly, it can quickly look dull and soon have a look you are not particularly happy with.
When it comes to tips for cleaning these types of flooring, they should be divided into tile cleaning and joint cleaning - where both are just as important for keeping the floor in good condition.
To take care of the tile, it is a and o to ensure that all dirt and gravel is kept away from the surface. Most ceramic tiles have a glazed surface layer and are easy to dry and easy to clean. However, dirt and gravel can cause scratches and wear to the surface, thus removing the glaze and bare tile which then becomes susceptible to stains. Most of the dirt and gravel comes from shoes, actually up to 80%, and can therefore easily be remedied by obtaining a doormat.
Dirt will inevitably still find its way into all places, especially the general ones, so a regular (preferably daily) sweeping and vacuuming to remove these dirt particles is recommended. You should also mop frequently to keep the floors as clean as possible.
Care should be taken when moving heavy objects, especially furniture, as these can also leave marks and scratch the surface of the tile, leaving the tile unprotected. Attaching furniture paws to chair legs and to the corners of heavy objects is a recommended strategy to further protect the floor.
If regular cleaning efforts still leave the floor with an unsatisfactory appearance, it is possible that the surface of the tile has been damaged. If a stain becomes visible, it is likely that dirt and bacteria have already built up in layers and make it difficult or impossible to remove the stain using traditional cleaning methods. In this case, you may need to contact a professional company that specializes in cleaning tile floors. They will be able to use heat and emulsifying agents that restore the floor to its original condition.
Another reason why the tile floor may have an unsatisfactory appearance is the tile joints. The joints are of a building material that is most often used to fill gaps and seal joints, such as those between the tiles. Most often it consists of a mixture of cement, sand and water. Joints are of a porous material and are therefore easily stained.
The biggest tip for keeping the joints clean is to wipe up any spills immediately. Liquids such as wine or coffee will stain the joints and it is extremely important that these areas, with these liquids, be protected whenever possible.
Ideally, the joints should have a sealant, which makes it less permeable and easier to maintain and clean, but the sealant obviously becomes equally susceptible to the same factors that can damage the tile. However, the biggest problem with spotted joints is because of where they are located. If you take a closer look at the joints, you will see that they almost always have a slightly lower level than the tile, so this is where liquid accumulates and then stains.
If the joints become stained, it may be necessary to contact a company that specializes in joints and, if possible, apply a high quality sealant once the joints have been restored. You can also consider if a colored sealant is needed, which may enhance the appearance of the joints or even change it completely.