5 Tile Types And The Best Way To Keep Them Clean

5 Tile Types And The Best Way To Keep Them Clean

Tiles are so in trend these days, right? People are opting for tiles for their flooring instead of carpets and even wood flooring. People believe that it is much easier to maintain tiles instead of any other type of flooring. Also, people seem to think that tiles need a lesser amount of maintenance. But everything eventually gets dirty so do the tiles. After a while, tiles start getting stubborn as yellow dirty spots which no matter how hard you scrub will not leave the tiles. But don’t you worry because this blog consists of tips for deep tile and grout cleaning. You can follow these tips for cleaning all types of tiles.

5 Types Of Tiles And The Home Remedies To Clean Them

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain is the most commonly used type of tiles; they give a polished and sophisticated look to the place. Not only that they are pretty to look at, they are also very easily cleaned because of their smooth texture. Method to keep them clean:

  • Wipe the tiles using a liquid soap mixed in warm water.
  • Make sure that you keep the grout dry and clean.
  • Follow this cleaning routine regularly.

Marble Tiles

Marbles are the most loved and most sensitive tiles. They consist of vein patterns on them. They are shiny and smooth when polished. They are mostly used in washrooms and kitchens.Method to keep them clean:

  1. Wipe them as soon as you spill anything on them. 
  2. Avoid using any harsh chemical on them instead clean them using a mild liquid soap mixed in warm water.
  3. Keep in mind that you should never leave a marble wet or there will be a stain.

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are available at reasonable prices. It is easy to maintain them because they can be cleaned easily as they are just a mixture of clay with some other natural elements. Method to keep them clean:

  • Using a liquid soap mixed in warm water, wipe the tiles down.
  • Do not use a sponge to wipe the floor instead use a soft cloth or mop.

Slate Tiles

Paint slate tile are natural stones. You can identify the difference between slate tiles or any other tiles through slate tile’s natural texture. Method to keep them clean:

  • Slate tiles are supposed to be clean regularly in order to keep them glossy.
  • Avoid using any cleaner which consists of acid in its properties. 
  • Use a mild liquid soap mixed with warm water.

Glass And Metallic Tiles

Glass tiles have a glossy finish and they are very shiny. Glass tiles consist of small pieces of glass in them which is why they are prone to scratches and are very sensitive. They are also easily breakable. Method to keep them clean:

  • Wipe them using a soft cloth in order to avoid scratching from the dirt particles.
  • Avoid using strong chemical cleaners on these types of tiles.
  • Wiping them using mild liquid soap with warm water.

No matter how much you try to keep your tiles clean after a few years cleaning them will require professional help.

Read More: Why Diy Tile Re-grouting Is A Bad Idea For Your Tile Flooring.

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