Boca Raton tile cleaningAt Floor Coverings International Boca Raton we are excited to offer all kinds of flooring. Floors require care to remain at their best, so we also offer tips and techniques for maintaining quality flooring! Today we’re going to take a look at tile flooring and a general method of cleaning that anyone can employ so that their floors shine and their Boca Raton homes stay fresh!

Preliminary Cautions

To start things off, all spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible. The more time a liquid has to creep over your tiles, the more difficult it can be to remove. This is particularly true of the grout. Grout is porous and easier to permanently blemish than most tile materials. Be sure to pay it special attention when cleaning a spill. As for dust and dirt, sweeping or vacuuming often will ensure that small particles don’t have the opportunity to scratch up the floor. If there are loose particles populating your tile floor as you mop, it can drag them around with force causing damage as you clean.

Washing

When mopping your tile flooring, use a chamois-style mop instead of a sponge mop. The sponge has a tendency to accumulate dirty water in the grout lines, which can quickly discolor your stain-sensitive grout. At that, frequent changes of water during a mopping session helps to avoid cloudiness in the tile floor. If you still notice a cloudy layer over your tiles, it may be residue from the soap used during mopping. All-purpose cleaners are usually a quick and effective solution to the problem of foggy soap residue.

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Grout and Grime

Getting grout to look fresh can be tricky! If mopping and a good cleaning agent aren’t doing the trick, a mixture of baking soda and water can be applied to difficult grout stains and left overnight. In the morning, come at it again with a small, strong brush like nylon. After this, let your grout air dry before applying a grout sealer, which will prevent the occurrence of stains and other disfigurations.

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