Cleaning Ceramic Floor Tiles

When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, one of the greatest things about ceramic floor tiles is that they are low maintenance.

Cleaning Ceramic Floor Tiles

Ceramics are made of natural particles that are shaped and fired in a kiln at very high temperatures.

This makes them more durable and and resilient compared to other flooring surfaces. When glazed, they also have a protective barrier from dirt, water, stains, and chemicals, making them even more impervious to the elements.

Here are some steps you can take to make sure that your ceramic floor tiles stay in top condition:

When it comes to taking care of your floor tiles, its important to make sure that dirt and spills are cleaned up immediately so they don’t get the chance to stain your shiny floor. When this happens, grab a mop or cloth, hot water, and a mild household detergent and wipe over. Make sure you get advice before using any detergent on your tiles as this can further damage or stain them.

The easiest, quickest, and most effective step you can take is to regularly sweep, vacuum, and put a damp mop or cloth over your floor. Sweeping the floor or vacuuming removes dirt and debris before it can become embedded in the tile or grout. Mopping with warm water and using a manufacturer-recommended cleaning product also helps to keep your tile’s colour and shine for longer.

Many people use their own cleaning solutions by mixing a cup of white vinegar with a gallon of water as this produces an effective, odour-eliminating cleanser. This is an ideal alternative for those of you with young children and pets who don’t want to use harsh chemicals.

Ceramic tiles are held in place by grout and over time this can become discoloured and dingy. When this happens, it can make the floor tiles look worn and tired. To prevent this from happening, and to preserve both your tile and grout, it is important to seal it after you have installed your tile. This protects your tiles from stains, dirt, and water from being able to penetrate the protective barrier.

Crown Tiles stock a huge selection of tiles for the home from ceramic floor tiles to stone, marble and porcelain tiles for your bathroom and kitchen floors. If you need any help choosing tiles or advice on how to clean and maintain them, call the team free on 0800 156 0756.

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