Backsplashes add extra depth to your kitchen and complement its design. However, they could be quite high-maintenance. They easily get stained, and if you’re not careful, they’ll ruin your kitchen. Dirty splashback in your Adelaide home will make your kitchen tiles look dirty and irritate you while you’re cooking.
The good news is that you don’t need to do any drastic thing to maintain your backsplash. With a few changes, your backsplash will maintain its shine for a long time. Try out these simple maintenance and preventive tips, and watch your wall tiles shine like never before:
Avoid certain tiles
If you’re dreading the process of cleaning your kitchen splashback, you can avoid it. Kitchen tiles in Adelaide are either porous or non-porous. Porous tiles absorb water, grease and stains. They usually require more maintenance because of how they retain stains.
Examples of porous tiles are natural stone tiles such as marble, granite, limestone, etc. Meanwhile, non-porous tiles include ceramic, porcelain, etc.
If you don’t want to deal with the cleaning involved with natural stone tiles, you could go for ceramic or porcelain. Or, if you wouldn’t mind mixing it up a bit, you can make your backsplash ceramic. At the same time, the floor tiles in your Adelaide kitchen are your preferred option.
Daily wipe down
If you cook often, you’ll need to clean your backsplash as often as possible. Sometimes, multiple times a day. Your backsplash gets dirty easily, and it’s better to clean it while the stain is fresh.
After cooking or while cooking, take a damp rag or sponge and wipe it down. This prevents the build-up of grease. And also reduces the amount of clean-up you’ll have to do after cooking.
Even if you clean your backsplash daily, they’ll still need frequent scrub downs. If you want your backsplash to maintain its shine, you’ll have to put in the extra effort.
Simply rubbing your backsplash with a damp napkin won’t be enough. You’ll have to be ready to use elbow grease, brushes and special cleaners.
Here are some ways you can clean the backsplash of your tiles:
- Ceramic or porcelain tiles: Ceramic and porcelain tiles can take a lot to clean with dishwashing soap. But if you want to make it stronger, add a little baking soda to the mixture.
If you have a bottle of vinegar lying around, mix it with water in a spray bottle. Spritz all over your backsplash, leave for 5 minutes and wipe down. Do this thrice a week, and you should notice some difference.
- Natural stone tiles: Stone tiles are very sensitive, so you don’t want to use any harsh product. Avoid using abrasives or chemicals on them because they remove their sealants. I am dulling them and making them lose their shine.
Use a soft brush, gentle cleanser, and scrub thoroughly to clean your stone tiles properly. Ensure you go over with a clean napkin so the water doesn’t get absorbed.
While cleaning your splashback, ensure you go over the grout. Using a baking soda paste, scrub the grout with a soft-bristled brush. We have premium backsplash tiles that are easy to maintain. Do you prefer stone or ceramic tiles? We have them! Message us — you’ll definitely see something you’d’ like.