Maintaining cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in home is the first step towards a better and healthy style of living. Cleanliness includes floor cleaning, wall cleaning, furniture cleaning and cleaning of objects present in the interior as well as exterior of the home. Moreover, nowadays new – new diseases are introduced which result in an unsafe environment, which according to the aspect of health is hazardous for us. There are diseases which spread by just touching to avoid such types of disease you have to be careful about circumstances and principles for your home cleaning.
Home cleaning whenever this word comes in one mind the first thing they imagine or think about is flooring; floor cleaning is something which is used to be done daily often. Everyone has different types of tile flooring at their home, there are various kinds of flooring like wood flooring, ceramic tile flooring, laminate flooring, porcelain flooring, carpet and much more. Thus, for every kind of flooring there are various cleaning and sanitizing steps.
While looking on the stats of flooring type it has been founded that tile flooring is most often used in flats, business hubs, luxurious bungalows and many more places, tile flooring is becoming common type of flooring day – by – day and peoples do love to have tile flooring at their home as one can get colored tile, designed tiled and many more varieties thus preferring tile flooring for improving elegance of home is a good idea. Moreover looking at the properties of tiles they are fire resistant, scratch resistant, absorption of water or any other liquid is almost negligible and it looks lustrous, because of its superficial properties the usage of tile flooring has increased about 4-5% in the last few years. The main property to apply tile flooring is its maintenance and cleaning is easiest than any other type of flooring.
Is brooming and mopping enough for cleansing of ceramic tile flooring? The answer is no; just with normal brooming and mopping one cannot get 100% hygiene they have to clean it with a procedure as there are various dirt and bacteria stuck with the tiles for a long period which does not get rid of while normal procedure of cleansing, thus a proper procedure with proper instructions must be followed for ceramic tile cleaning.
Here, in The Architecture Designs, we have different ways for achieving cleaned, sanitized and hygienic floors.
How to clean ceramic tiles?
Tile floors are easy to maintain, but the impurities like sand can scratch the surface of the tile, if they are not removed, which can turn into permanent damage of the tile, also maintaining will be difficult. Moreover, dirty tiles will spoil your overall look, also the clean room will seem to be messy and dirty which would be a bad impact for whoever enters the home. Thus, tiles and floor cleaning must be looked over with the concept of elegant and decorative home too.
When you are about to clean the tile, you have to remove rugs, furniture and everything else which comes in between, also you have to seize that particular room as foot traffic on the floor should not be observed while cleaning.
After doing this follow the steps mentioned below:
Remove dirt, sand and other debris
The very first step to start the cleansing of tile is removing dirt, sand, and other debris. Whenever dirt and sand enter the ceramic tile at that time they start soaking water which results in cracking of the surface of the tile because of the volume exceeded in the material.
For removing impurities you can prefer a broom or vacuum cleaner, you can collect all kinds of impurities through it, then if also you aren’t able to do such, go for some higher process of removing dirt likewise use acid or phenyl to extract it out completely. Done with this, then move, to another step of cleaning.
Remove Sticky residue on the tiles
The gap between two ceramic tiles may contain so many types of sticky residue in it in which one can find out bacterial residue too, which is harmful for us related to our health, thus, that part of flooring must be looked over precisely as many of the disease spread reason can be those sticky residues.
You can remove those with an old credit card, a rigid cardboard or else for more clearance you can go for using plastic putty knives. Cleansing of these parts is a difficult task and can be done with sharp things only so be careful while using those equipment as they may damage the tile if used in a wrong way so find out a precise manner for cleansing of sticky residues.
After removing every kind of dirt, sand and sticky residue the next step is washing out the tiles for giving them a new look and appearance without any kind of dirt left on them. For that purpose, all you need is a bucket filled with warm and hot water, a half cup of vinegar / phenyl and a half tablespoon of dish soap or detergent. Mix them in perfect proportion if vinegar or phenyl would exceed up then there would be an effect on the color of tiles, moreover if soap is exceeded then it would turn tile appearance look dull.
Take a mop dip it in the bucket filled with water, rub the tiles with all your efforts imagine like you are doing moping just with applying some extra force in it. Before you are about to mop it second time ensure that you rinse out the map so well that no debris of the previous time moping is left on the mop head otherwise it will waste your time in cleaning that portion again and again and you will not get the well satisfaction. When you are done with your soapy water, take some plain water in a bucket and start mopping it to give a final effect to your cleaning.
After following all the steps of the cleaning here is the last step, the floor will be filled of water if you leave it in the as it is condition then you’ll observe water spots will be created on the tiles, thus to prevent those water spots and to achieve a better cleansing effect take a clean cloth or towel to dry out the water present on the floor. This activity would help you in removing some more dirt after the cleaning of the ceramic tiles.
Following each and every step in a proper manner will give you a perspective like you have done new flooring in your home. Moreover cleaning ceramic tiles is one of the best steps for achieving home improvement too.
Cleaning ceramic tiles in the bathroom
Cleansing of ceramic tile of floor is an easier task to do we don’t need any hazardous chemical or any highly upgraded equipments. But when it comes to bathroom you will be in need of some higher equipments as bathroom is a place where a large of dust, bacteria due to decay of human body waste and dirt from clothes washing and much more hazardous chemical are collected over there, which when one comes in contact with can easily be trapped in any kind of disease related to it. Moreover these all microbial and bacterial residues get stuck on the ceramic tiles used over there, we have to pay attention mainly on the cleaning of bathroom tiles.
Now what is the perfect way to clean such tiles? All you need is a concentrated acid and some big brushes to brush out the dirt from ceramic tiles. Take some acid, spread it equally at every edge and corner of the bathroom, be aware of the acid and go with the full safety likewise wear gloves, face mask and gumboots too. After then take the brush, put some detergent on it and brush out the places where you have spread out the acid, brush each and every tile and their joint points and corners precisely so that every bacterial, dirt, microbial, sand or any other residue gets wiped out. Once done with the brushing now clean it with the normal water make sure you are brushing and washing is hard enough to clean any kind of residue present over there.
These are some methods to clean ceramic tiles so that you can get a good and safe environment in the interior of the home. Not just the flooring will be cleaned out as well as bathrooms will be sanitized and hygienic enough to use. Aspect of home improvement can also be achieved with this process of cleaning. Furthermore after the cleansing of the tile, it will appear as a new tile which will add a great elegance to your home, achieving clean, sanitized and hygienic environment for living will also be provided.