Spring is the perfect time to deep clean your tile floors. However, before you default to a standard routine, remember that different types of tile require different care.
Chem-Dry of Northern Utah can help maintain your tile and grout so it looks its best for years to come. Keep these tips in mind for your specific type of tile from the Chem-Dry tile cleaning professionals in Logan, Utah.
Porcelain And Ceramic Tile
Vacuum or sweep your tile first. Avoid the use of chemicals like bleach, ammonia, or acid as these can erode porcelain and ceramic tile. Steer clear of corrosive chemical cleaners as these can damage grout and tile, too.
A good standard practice is to clean your tile using warm water, a little mild detergent, and a mop. After you’re finished, go over your tile floors again using warm water only to remove any remaining residue. You can also follow the same procedure for wall tiles using a soft, microfiber cloth.
If your tiles look foggy afterward, use a non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner to remove any residue left behind.
Start by sweeping, mopping, or wiping down polished tile with a microfiber cloth. Next, use a mop like a chamois style that won’t leave behind streaks. Mop using warm water and a gentle cleaning detergent. Just keep in mind that glossy tiles dry quickly, so they may need to be polished afterward using a microfiber towel.
Natural Stone Tile
Natural stone like granite, marble, or slate can be damaged easily, so it’s important to use the right products when cleaning chem. Avoid abrasive tools or harsh chemicals like vinegar or lemon. Use a specialty cleaning solution made for use on natural stone tile. Some mild detergents work as well as long as they’re PH-neutral and don’t contain acidic properties. In many cases, it’s best to leave natural stone to a professional tile cleaner in Cache Valley.
Porous grout surfaces soak up dirt and moisture and can become breeding grounds for mold. Be sure to reseal your grout often and clean it using a paste made from one part water and two parts baking soda.
Tile Cleaning In Logan, UT
Stay up with routine tile and grout cleaning on a daily and weekly basis. And keep in mind that enlisting the help of a professional tile cleaner is a wise investment for your tile. Chem-Dry can make your tile surfaces shine and remove stubborn dirt.
“We had Chem-Dry of Northern Utah come and clean all of the tile in our house and they did an amazing job. My kitchen, laundry room, back porch, and bathroom all look fantastic. The tile and grout look like new, which is huge for us because we have 2 large breed dogs and 2 toddler age kids. We are getting our house ready to sell and we will definitely be using Chem-Dry again when we move into our new house. I would gladly recommend this company to anyone that asks.”