Ceramic tiles are sure brightening any bathroom or kitchen with their artistic and wonderful designs.
We all love that glossy finish and the pearl-like shine. But moldy and dirty ceramic tiles are a big turn off, especially to those who have a fetish about bathing in a spotlessly clean bathroom. What about your kitchen? Can you bear placing your food atop a surface that looks dubious? Can you imagine the germs sticking themselves to your favorite vegetable? Alas, help from professional cleaners may cost us hundreds to thousands of dollars. That money can be better spent on other worthwhile items.
All we need to know is how to properly care for our ceramic tiles so they’ll keep looking clean and brand new.
Wipe ‘Em Daily: Keep this as a mantra to yourself. This is easy enough to do, especially on kitchen counters, and it won’t take you more than 15 minutes. All you need is a wiping cloth and some water. Always wipe surfaces after use. This is the best method from keeping dirt and debris from piling up. Dry the ceramic tiles with a cloth or a sponge to prevent mildew formation.
All houses have spots where heavy pivoting occurs. This could be your doorstep, or in front of the kitchen sink or the bathroom door. Situate mats of good quality to protect your tiles from pressure, weight or friction. These mats can also reduce dirt, grit, sand and oil that is deposited in your ceramic tiles since the fibers of the mat trap them nicely.
Aside from the daily regimen of wiping them, your ceramic tiles can also benefit a great deal from mopping them with a solution of vinegar and water. Mix ½ cup of vinegar to a gallon or so of water and use this to mop your floor. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then mop the floor again with tap water to remove most of the vinegar and odor. The mild acidity of the vinegar will promote the death of mildew. Also, refrain from using soaps on the ceramic tiles as they will dull they surface.
With that said have fun in cleaning and remember: Always wipe it dry.