Tiles are renowned for being easy to maintain. Typically used on floors, walls, splashbacks, and wet areas, tiles are very easy to keep clean. As long as you continue to keep caring for your tiles, they will continue to benefit you and your house.
Generally speaking, cleaning your tiles is very easy and simple. Keeping them swept clean and washing them with warm water and detergent is usually enough to keep your tiles looking nice and clean. We recommend that you don’t use bleach or ammonia, and not scratching the surfaces of the tiles by using abrasive products.
Keep It Simple
Use a very mild detergent to regularly wash your tiles. Don’t go hard with harsh chemicals – you’ll only damage the surfaces and promote fading. If you want to go for something stronger, use products that are eco-friendly, natural and won’t be too harsh on the surfaces.
It’s not uncommon for people to spill vegetable oil or grease. We recommend avoiding commercial cleaners and relying on more effective, natural solutions. If you have the ingredients, you could even create your own tile degreaser – all you need is one part lemon juice to one part white vinegar and mix it with two parts backing soda to make a paste. Spread the paste over the oil and gently rub. If the grout is dirty, use an old toothbrush for a light scrub. Then wipe up the paste and rinse with warm water.
Wax does not damage your tiles itself, but the removal method of using a sharp or scratchy object to remove the wax usually does. If you drop hot wax onto your tiles; don’t stress. Scrape what you can off with a wooden or plastic spatula to avoid scratching, then cover the area with a thick wad of kitchen paper towel. Grab an iron on medium heat, and iron over the towels. The heat will melt the wax and the towels will safely soak it all up. When you’ve finished, wipe the tiles with warm water and then dry.