Nothing beats a professional tile and grout cleaning. However no one can hire a professional tile and grout cleaner weekly. So how can you keep your tile floor clean in between those lovely deep cleanings by a professional? There are times dirt and grime seems to accumulate far quicker than anyone would like. Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning will share a few different methods to help keep your tile and grout lines clean and fresh looking until the next visit from your floor cleaning company.
Cleaning Porcelain & Ceramic Tile Floors with Baking Soda & Vinegar
Don’t use this method on natural stone tile as vinegar is highly acidic and can eat at natural stone. For this method you will be making a homemade paste that will help breakdown the dirt and grime on your floors. To make the paste mix 1 part water and 3 parts baking soda until it makes a paste. You can use your hands or any tool you like to spread the paste on the grout line. Make sure you are wearing gloves especially for this next part. You will want to dilute vinegar with water and put in a spray bottle and begin to apply the diluted vinegar. You should begin to see the paste fizzing, which helps to clean and lift the dirt. As it bubbles you can use a scrub brush to clean the rest of the dirt and grime away. After you are done scrubbing the grout, mop the floor with cold water.
Cleaning Natural Stone Floors with Oxygenated Bleach
For those floors with natural stone tile, this would be a better method. Start by mixing together 2 cups of warm water and 2 tbsp of oxygenated bleach. You may want to test a part of an unseen area of grout first to make sure it won’t discolor the grout. Some grout dye is affected by bleach so keep that in mind when you use this method. You can pour the mixture right on the grout line. Use two brushes, one for scrubbing the bleach and grout and the other for rinsing the area with plain water. After you finished cleaning the grout you can mop the floor.
Cleaning Tile & Grout with Baking Soda & Hydrogen Peroxide
This method, like the first one, makes a paste from ¾ cup of baking soda and instead of vinegar, uses ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 tbsp of liquid dish soap. Mix them together until it becomes a paste. Use a scrub brush to dip into the paste and scrub it on the grout line to remove all the dirt, grease and grime. Before you rinse the floor, allow the paste to set on the grout for at least 15 to 30 minutes. You then can rinse or wash the floor with water. The liquid dish soap can leave the floor feeling soapy. Therefore, you may need to re-rinse the floor with fresh water again. However it will give your entire floor a bright shine after you’re done.
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Without the tools professional tile and grout cleaning companies use, it is really hard to achieve that perfectly clean tile floor. However where some of these methods may be somewhat time consuming, they can bring you a freshly cleaned floor. If you have little time to put into cleaning your tile floor, contact Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning. We provide many services including tile and grout cleaning.