Tile is a great flooring material to use in your kitchen. It’s durable, looks great, and tends to be pretty low maintenance. As with any type of flooring, one of the secrets to keeping your kitchen tile in good condition and looking amazing is to clean it properly. Do you know how to properly clean kitchen tile?
A good sweep can do a great job of cleaning up crumbs, dirt, and other debris from your kitchen tile. Sweep your kitchen floor every day to reduce your risk of a pest infestation. Do this after the kitchen is closed for the day so you don’t end up with a mess on the floor after you’ve already thoroughly swept it. Of course, it’s best to sweep up bigger messes sooner so you don’t track crumbs all over the house. Alternatively, you can always vacuum your kitchen tile to suck all the dirt and debris off the floor. That’s especially helpful if you feel like sweeping the tile does little more than just moving the dirt around.
Mop your kitchen tile once a week (unless you notice significant grime buildup or messes that need more immediate attention). It’s a good way to get rid of grime and germs that collect over time.
Mopping hard surface floors will discourage pests from entering your home. Use warm water and a cleaner that is appropriate for your tile floor. Start in the corner of the kitchen that is the farthest away from where you exit so you don’t get stuck or have to step on a wet floor.
Clean the Grout
Remember to clean the grout between your tiles as well. You can make a simple grout cleaner for dark-colored grout by mixing baking soda and vinegar into a paste and then using an old toothbrush to scrub the paste into the grout. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water and a clean washcloth. For light-colored grout, try dry oxygen bleach and water. These methods will help sanitize your grout so you don’t have germs growing in between your tiles.
Part of properly cleaning any flooring is knowing what you should and shouldn’t use to clean it. The type of tile you have (stone, porcelain, marble, etc) will determine what, if any, chemicals you should use when cleaning it. Learn the best way to clean your specific type of tile so you can keep your kitchen floor looking amazing for years to come.
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