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How to Keep Your Tiles and Grout Sparkling Clean!

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Tiles can instantly add beauty and style to your Adelaide home interiors. Yet, many homeowners shy away from using tiles at home, fearing that high maintenance efforts will be involved. Over the years, tiles have mistakenly acquired a bad reputation for being difficult to clean. In reality, cleaning tiles and grout can be done easily and quickly with the right techniques. Don’t let misinformation keep you from improving the look of your Adelaide home. In today’s post, we’ll share the best tips to keep your tiles and grout lines sparkling clean.

The Adelaide Homeowner’s Guide to Cleaning Tiles and Grout 

Deep Clean Grout As Needed

The key to yearlong clean, clean tile grout is frequent and effective cleaning. Unlike what you might think, this doesn’t require expensive abrasive products or hard labour. In fact, you can make a powerful grout cleaning solution with household products. One efficient recipe you can try is mixing baking soda and vinegar to create a paste-like mixture. This mixture should be applied directly on the grout lines with a toothbrush. After you brush away the dirt, simply rinse off with warm water and your tiles will be cleaner than ever. For best results, you must keep up with cleaning as soon as you notice dirt.

Reseal Grout After Cleaning

For long-lasting results, we recommend sealing your grout after each deep clean. Since grout is made up of porous material, sealing your grout prevents dirt and microorganisms from penetrating into its surface. Overall, this will help you maintain your grout cleaner for longer and make your surfaces more hygienic. Contingent upon the type of grout used, you might need to consider different types of sealant. The best source of information on product selection will ultimately be your Adelaide tiles supplier.

Wipe Down Tiles and Grout Lines Regularly

To keep your tiles clean, you won’t need a lot of effort, only consistency. In reality, maintaining your tiles clean and in good condition is simple. The first step is to clean up any spills immediately.  This will prevent the tile surface from staining. Next, the only thing you need is a damp and a dry microfiber rag to wipe down and dry your Adelaide tiling. If required, you can use a homemade concoction or store-bought solution to wipe down your tiles. Keep in mind, though, that you should avoid using abrasive brushes, rags and products directly over tiles. These harsh products can microdamage your tiling, resulting in scratching and a dull appearance.

Bottom Line

Maintaining a clean tiled surface might sound intimidating, but in reality, it is straightforward. Following the tips above, you can easily keep your Adelaide home’s tiles and grout lines looking their best all year round. If you need more information on tiles or tile care, our staff at Aurees Tiles will gladly assist you. Simply call 08 8359 5933 or write us an email at info@aureestiles.com.au. For a firsthand look at our products, feel free to pay us a visit at 2/517 Cross Keys Road Cavan SA 5094.