Once you've invested time and money into choosing beautiful and long-lasting tile floors for your bathroom, the next question is: â€œHow do I keep my tile floors looking pristine?â€ Tile flooring in bathrooms is a popular, versatile choice for homeowners and also easy to maintain. Low maintenance flooring can save homeowners a lot of time and energy in cleaning. From the ceramic tiles to grout, tile floor maintenance is ultimately a breeze compared to other flooring maintenance.
It's important to remember that, while tile floors are resistant to dirt, sand and dirt can dull and diminish the shine of your flooring. Regularly sweeping your tile floors helps to keep dirt from accumulating grit so they remain shiny and well-maintained. Rather than using a sponge mop, it's recommended you use a sponge or fabric to clean the tile floors with a cleaning solution of a mild detergent and water. Note that changing your mop water frequently is key; using dirty mop water can make your tiles cloudy.
Tile floors can also become hazy from soap residue. You can use lemon juice on ceramic tiles specifically to brighten them up and remove soap residue, but be sure to rinse the surface with water as a final step.
If you find yourself frequently spilling on your tile flooring, that's okayâ€”as long as you clean up messes as soon as possible. Leaving spills on your tile floors makes it a lot more difficult to clean later and can diminish the value of your tile.
What about if the grout of your flooring is making your tile flooring look dull and ugly? Experts recommend a home remedy of baking soda and water. You can rub this mixture onto the grout, let it sit overnight, and can scrub away a stain on grout using a brush.
Tile floors evoke a certain sophistication and beauty. They remind homeowners and guests that bathrooms can be one of the most important and lovely rooms in a clean home. Luckily, tile floors are stain-resistant, so a little bit of upkeep, regular mopping, and not allowing stains to set into goes a long way in keeping your tile floors in your bathroom beautiful.