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Learning How to Clean Housing Tiles

Sep 2, 2008
The use of housing tile is already common in many houses today. There are more people who prefer to have their floors tiled. However, to enjoy the beauty of the tiles, they must always be kept clean.

There are various kinds of housing tiles that are out in the market. Some tiles are used for flooring while others are for the walls. Whatever type you are using, you must be able to know the specific cleaning methods that must be done to keep the housing tiles at its best condition. There are ceramic, linoleum, granite, marble, and many others. By knowing the composition of the house tile that you have will give you a better knowledge on how to clean it properly. This should be done properly since other ways of cleaning a certain tile may cause damage.

One of the most common tiles is the ceramic type. They can be glazed or unglazed. The glazed types of ceramic tiles are easier to clean and can be maintained in a less complicated manner. However, if you use the wrong materials in cleaning it, it may be scratched or it may even crack. When this happens, dirt may enter the cracked parts so cleaning it would even be harder. If ceramic tiles are well taken care of, they have the possibility to last longer and cleaning it would be easier.

When a tile is broken, replacing it would not be a good idea since the single housing tile may show off and not blend in since the tiles may have different color. Aside from avoiding to scratch the tiles, the challenge in cleaning tiles is on how to properly clean the in between areas of the tiles or the joints.

The bathroom tiles can also be a problem since some soap contains talc and cause scum from the soap used. In removing the scum, one can use laundry detergent to the tiles. This should be left for several hours and scrubbing the persistent stains can further clean the tiles. There are also some chemicals that can be used to clean the tiles but be careful not to use too much since they can also harm the quality of the tiles. Also, when you are using the cleaning materials that are sold in the market, be very careful in following the instructions. The solutions may contain acids that may be harmful for the human skin.

When spills are on the floor, make sure that you remove it right away so that it will no longer leave stains in the flooring tiles. Regular maintenance would be better than changing the broken or damaged tiles. Also, the tiles should be kept dry.

In making the tiles in the house to last longer, proper maintenance and daily cleaning can be the solution to the problem. Frequent washing it and checking that the materials that you use are actually safe would definitely help in achieving clean and fine-looking housing tiles. When you want to learn how to clean the tiles it would be better if you first learn about the tile itself so that you will not apply the wrong solutions to your housing tiles.
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