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Maintaining the Beauty of Your Floor Tiles: A Comprehensive Guide

28 March 2024

Floor tiles not only add elegance and style to our homes, but also serve as durable surfaces that withstand daily wear and tear. However, to ensure they retain their beauty for years to come, it's crucial to implement a proper care and maintenance routine. In this guide, we'll explore some essential tips and techniques to help keep your floor tiles looking pristine.

Post install clean + spring cleaning

After your tiles have been first installed, you’ll notice grout haze and debris from the building process. Don’t panic. This is best cleaned by our Lithofin KF Cement Residue Remover. You may need to repeat the process if your build was particularly intense.

Depending on the finish of your tiles, you may like to do a deeper spring clean once or twice a year with Lithofin KF Intensive Cleaner to clean your porcelain back to its original delicious looks.

Hot tip: Be sure to spot test with both products prior to use.

Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning is the cornerstone of tile maintenance. Here are some simple steps to keep your floor tiles spotless:

  1. Sweep or Vacuum. You know what this is, and if you don’t, ask your mum or youtube.

  2. Mop with Warm Water: For routine cleaning, mop the tiles with warm water and a mild detergent. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the tile surface or grout lines over time.

  3. Spot Clean Stains: Promptly address spills and stains to prevent them from setting into the tiles. Use a gentle cleanser or a specialised tile stain remover for stubborn stains, following the manufacturer's instructions carefully.

Grout Maintenance

Grout plays a crucial role in keeping tiles in place and maintaining their integrity. Proper grout maintenance is essential to prevent discoloration and deterioration. Here's how to care for your grout:

Clean Grout Lines: Regularly clean grout lines using a grout brush or an old toothbrush and a mild grout cleaner. Avoid using abrasive tools or harsh chemicals that can erode the grout.

Repair Damaged Grout: Inspect the grout lines periodically for any signs of cracks or crumbling. Repair damaged grout promptly to prevent water infiltration and tile displacement.

Get rid of mould:
Our specialised cleaner, Lithofin KF Mildew-Away is a dream at removing mould from grout, tiles and can even assist with silicone. Cleaning early and regularly before the mould has a chance to take over is key. Using our Ardex mould resistant grouts are the first step to a mould-free bathroom.

By following these care and maintenance guidelines, you can ensure that your floor tiles remain a source of beauty and pride in your home for years to come. With proper care, your floor tiles will last forever.

As always, we're here to help. Visit us at our Myaree Ceramics Trade Centre located at the rear of the showroom (91 Norma rd. Myaree) and our staff will be able to guide you through our range of maintenance and cleaning products.