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post #1 of Old 09-07-2012, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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How can You Protect Your Tiles!!

Tile floor cleaning equipment is the best when it comes to removing the contaminants from the surface especially the grout lines. After cleaning the floor using the equipment, the grout will surely become cleaner and will provide the tile a shiny appearance. Itís completely safe to use a tile floor cleaning equipment. The equipments can be conveniently used in home and poses no harm to children and pets.

Oxygen bleach is great for tile cleaning. Itís non toxic in nature and can be easily used on the surface that have coloured grout. The bleach is safe for fabrics and able to remove the dirt and grease from the grout lines. During the cleaning process the oxygen ions contained within the bleach break up the molecules of the dirt so that grease and grime can easily be rinsed away from the surface. The oxygen bleach is mixed with warm water and then the solution is scattered over the surface to be cleaned, and left for 30 minutes. The ions work to loosen the dirt from the surface and then scrubbers are used to remove them completely. Make sure the tile floor cleaning equipment such as the scrubber is fitted with the right brushes to clean the tiles. Horizontal brushes fitted to the scrubber are just not enough to clean floor effectively. Vertically driven scrubber brushes can enhance the efficiency of the equipment and get right into the joints of the tile to remove the dirt.

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post #2 of Old 09-21-2012, 03:41 AM
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Baking soda is a great way to clean tile because it both cleans and deodorizes the tile as well as shining the grout. Pour water on the grout, and then sprinkle baking soda over the area.
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Don't use Bleach and Ammonia Based Cleaners
Never use steel wool, abrasive scrubbing powders, or any other scrubbing material on your tile.
Don't let spills sit for any length of time.
Tile surfaces that are exposed to water will need to be caulked.
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A regular maintenance cleaning, with use of a good sealer will keep your floors looking their best.

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protecting your grout

We clean and seal every 2 years. we also tell customers not to use any products like bleach or harmful chemicals on their grout

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If you really want to keep the dirt off your new floor then you need to follow some important step like apply a good quality sealer, leave your shoes at the door, avoid using any strong chemical containing bleach.

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We clean and seal every 2 years. we also tell customers not to use any products like bleach or harmful chemicals on their grout
That was exactly my concern, bleach may damage the grout. But what do you consider harmful chemicals? Does that include more powerful tile cleaners from a store? Thanks.
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Yes,you should never use Ammonia based cleaners and steel wool or any kind of abrasive scrubbing powder on the tiles.The best way to maintain them is to clean them regularly with some liquid detergent and soft bristle brush. This will not scratch the tiles and the oil and grime can be washed or wiped away easily
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Timely appropriate post, wanted solution myself. Much obliged.
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Very nice information. But nowadays people are becoming more and more busy. Due to their busy schedule sometimes there is need of hiring cleaning services. If someone want to clean tile at home, then try cleaning with baking soda.
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I use a steam mop to clean my tiles... only on the floor. From what I'm gathering, is this not an okay method if used daily?
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Regular sweeping and washing with water or soapy water is the best way to clean the floor but over time you may notice that there is an uneven appearance on the floor. This is probably due to staining in certain parts of the grout. You may consult a professional floor cleaning company for that.
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Baking soda and vinegar mixture is all you need. Spray and let it sit for a few minutes then hit it with steam.

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Don't use bleach, acids, or abrasive cleaners

Bleach acids and abrasive cleaners will break down cementitious grouts and strip sealers (if grout is sealed). If you need a deep tile and grout cleaning its best to hire a pro with the right equipment to provide satisfactory results. Time is money and you'll waste more time than it would cost to hire a pro if your tile and grout is sufficiently dirty. I would highly suggest following any deep cleaning (diy or pro) with a grout sealer.
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Tile & Grout Cleaning

Ammonia and bleach based cleaners harm a lot to tile and grouts as they leave white streaks on them.
Google for cleaning products that are safe on porcelain, enamel tiles and grout.
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Baking soda is a great way to clean tile because it both cleans and deodorizes the tile as well as shining the grout. and then sprinkle baking soda over the area. and another things that
Regular sweeping and washing with water or soapy water is the best way to clean the floor but over time you may notice that there is an rugged appearance on the floor.
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Protecting grout

To help protect your grout from re-soiling use an impregnating grout sealer. The best cleaning agent to use is a ph neutral cleaning agent or a solution of warm water and a drop of blue dawn dish detergent.
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Tips to clean tiles:

1) Regularly vacuum your glazed tile floors to keep them clean. Clean your tiles with mild detergent and water by using a rag mop. While mopping, change the dirty water frequently.

2) Make a paste of baking soda and water. Rub it on the stain and let it sit overnight, then scrub the stain in the morning with a stiff nylon brush.
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Thank you all for the useful information, much appreciated!
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