Many homeowners like to install ceramic tiles texture for flooring because it comes with countless option of textures, size, shape, and colors. Besides, ceramic tiles are sturdy, look nice and require easy cleaning and maintenance. Even so, cleaning ceramic textures can be a little bit more challenging since the grout and texture has fractures that can hide the dirt. As hiring a professional cleaning service will cost a lot of money, you can learn to do it yourself. What you need to do is just a few household ingredients. In order to get a better result, clean the floors regularly.
Ceramic Tiles Texture – Preparation
Start the cleaning by simply sweeping the floor using a broom or clean it with a vacuum cleaner. However if you use a vacuum cleaner, avoid a vacuum with a beater bat as it can cause scratches and dulls on the ceramic tiles texture. After the floor is clean, mix 1 gallon of hot water with 1 cup of vinegar. Dip a soft cloth into the water and mop the floor with the solution. This liquid will dilute the dirt on the ceramic tiles texture. After that, prepare a paste with the combination of water and baking soda. Baking soda is a soft abrasive, broad-spectrum cleaner that will rub tile without damaging the surface. The amount of water and baking soda needed to clean the floor depends on how large the area you should clean. Instead of using commercial liquid sold in the market, using natural ingredients that can be found in your kitchen such as vinegar and baking soda is less expensive and safer for the tiles.
Ceramic Tiles Texture – Finishing
After the paste ready, spread it over the ceramic tiles, especially into the grout on in areas with heavy soil. Then, let it dry for more or less an hour. Prepare a spray bottle and pour 1 cup of vinegar in it. You can weaken it with warm water, but undiluted, pure vinegar will work most efficiently. Spray the ceramic tiles texture with vinegar, straight away onto the coat of baking soda paste. Let it work itself for 15 up to 30 minutes.
Next, it is the time to scrub the ceramic tiles texture. The same ingredient is still used, that it a cup of vinegar with a pail of water. Use a scrub brush to scrub the floor primarily to the areas with heavy dirt. Use a toothbrush to reach hidden areas between the grout. To rinse the surface, mop the ceramic tiles texture with water. If there is still residue left, remove it using a towel. This final step will also make your tile shines.