Cleaning ceramic tiles seems very simple and once you know how to do it, they are also quite easy to maintain. Still, you may get blurry spots and streaks on your tiles and they will become less beautiful over time. Did you know that this can be because you are cleaning them incorrectly? After reading this information you will never do it wrong again.
Wrong cleaning materials
How do you clean your ceramic tiles? It is often recommended to use, for example, green soap, wax, all-purpose cleaner, fabric softener or even shampoo. The floor will also shine initially, making it look like it's working really well. Ultimately, a haze is created in which spots, stripes and footsteps can be seen. And then you suddenly can't get it off. This is because dirt easily adheres to that greasy layer on the tiles. Shame!
How do you clean the stains on ceramic tiles?
Fortunately, your floor is not completely lost now. There is another solution to remove these stubborn stains from your floor. Use a special stripper / remover for this. This is often available at tile dealers and hardware stores. You can then remove old and stubborn dirt with this, but you can also remove old wax and polymer films. Your floor will then be like new again!
You have cleaned your floor with the right means, but still stains or the tiles stick a bit, making them very dirty. Have you mopped the tiles with clean water? This is very important when cleaning ceramic tiles.
Cleaning ceramic tiles
Once you've removed the stains and the floor is clean again, you can mop it with a good microfiber mop. Use water with a dash of cleaning vinegar. This removes lime and soap residue. Do you suffer from greasiness or walking dirt? Then you can use a slightly alkaline cleaning agent, such as St. Marc, soda based. Make sure to mop your tiles with clean water after cleaning. You can also use a steamer to clean ceramic tiles.