Tips for Cleaning Your Tiles!

Tiles Adelaide | Tips for Cleaning Your Tiles!

Easy maintenance is one of the essential qualities homeowners should look for in design materials. This is partly why tiles have become an Adelaide home decor staple in current times. Not only are they a versatile, good-looking material, but they are also effortless to maintain!

When cleaning tiles, a little effort goes a long way. Many are surprised at how easy it is to keep your tiles pristine and shiny!

If you want to keep your tiles looking as good as day one, listen up!

Here are the best tips for keeping your Adelaide home’s tiles sparkling clean:


Pay extra attention to high-traffic areas.

The primary source of dirt and grime in your Adelaide home is you! The more you use an area, the dirtier it tends to get.

From footprints to food residue, hair, and debris, our daily lives contribute significantly to cleaning your home. This is especially true in kitchens and bathrooms, which frequently incorporate tiles.

Pay extra attention to the tiled rooms with the most use. These will require frequent wiping and more in-depth cleaning.


Rinse your tiles after using a cleaner

Many people choose to clean their Adelaide tiles using specific cleaning products. However, these products can also build up on your tiles. Over time, this buildup forms a layer that can reduce tile shine and dull its colour. It would be best if you considered this when cleaning your tiles. Always make sure to rinse the tiles with water after applying the product. Finish your cleaning session by drying the tiles properly.


Vacuum or dust away debris

When debris and dirt continually rub over your tiles, they can create tiny scratches. As your tiles get damaged, the look of your Adelaide home’s tiled surfaces suffers. These micro scratches become the perfect spot for hiding dirt and allowing bacteria to grow. Over time, bad smells and grime impregnate your tiles and become hard to eliminate.


Don’t forget about your grout.

Grout, those tiny spaces between your tiles, significantly impacts the tiling look. They are also the first spots to get dirty and the hardest ones to clean. The best approach you can take is prevention. It would be best to clean the grout before things get ugly frequently. Otherwise, you might work twice as hard to bring your grout back to life.

One of the reasons why grout tends to get so dirty is its porous nature. Getting grout sealed might be your best bet in areas with frequent spills and heavy use, like kitchens and bathrooms.


Need some more information on tile care?

At Auree’s Tiles, we have great tips for all tile projects. Are you looking to replace old, damaged tiles with new, high-quality ones? Have you just installed some of our beautiful tiles and want to keep them looking their best?

Call us at (08) 8359-5933 and let us help.