Tips for Maintaining and Cleaning Tiled Surfaces

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Tiles are a great option for home and commercial flooring because it is inexpensive, durable, easy to clean and come in many colors. However, the downside of tile is that it can be difficult to maintain. This article provides tips on how to keep your tiled floors looking good as new! If you have kids or pets at home this might come in handy.

What are some of the most common mistakes people make when they try cleaning their tiled surfaces? What are some tricks that help them avoid these mistakes? You’ll find out with this article!

Mistakes to avoid when cleaning tiled surfaces

Mistake #1

Using too much water when mopping the surface.   Mopping with too much water, or using a mop that doesn’t absorb enough of it, can leave your floor feeling mushy and cause grout to become moldy and discolored. You’ll want to use a mop that will absorb lots of water, but still get the surface dry enough for grout to air-dry. You can also try using microfiber or natural fiber towels instead of traditional mops.

Mistake #2

Using too much spray cleaner on the floor.   If you use too much spray cleaner it will take too long for the floor to dry, and can leave behind a slimy residue. Using one-quarter spray cleaner to one gallon of water is usually enough, but you’ll want to experiment depending on how dirty your floors are.

Mistake #3

Mopping or scrubbing too hard.   If you scrub too hard you could damage the tiles. For stubborn spots, try using an all-purpose cleaner to scrub it away instead of trying to scrub off the entire stain.

Mistake #4

Not drying the floor properly.   If you don’t let the floor dry properly, it can become wet again and cause mold to form. Make sure to give the floor enough time to dry (usually 24 hours) before walking on it or putting furniture back in that location.

How can you clean your tiles without making any of these mistakes? Check out our tips below!

Tips for cleaning tiled surfaces without making any mistakes

Tip #1

Start by sweeping the floor to remove any large debris or dirt.   This will help prevent it from getting ground into the grout and becoming harder to clean later on.

Tip $2

Use a wet mop to mop the surface.  For best results, use a microfiber mop or natural fiber towels instead of traditional mops.

Tip #3

Rinse your mop thoroughly before cleaning again to avoid dirtying the next section of the floor with any chemicals that are left behind by the last swipe.

Tip #4

Use the appropriate cleaner – the one that will cut through dirt and grime without causing any damage to flooring.

Tip #5

Spray it on the surface, then wipe it up with a towel or mop.  Be sure to use clean towels or rags each time you do this so you are not spreading dirt around unnecessarily.

Tip #6

Let the floor dry completely before walking on it or putting furniture back in that location.


Following these tips should help you clean your tiled surfaces without making any of the common mistakes people make! If you have any other questions or need more advice, be sure to contact a professional tiler for more cleaning advice. They will be able to answer your questions and give you advice on the best way to clean and care for your tile floors.