How to Keep Your Tiles Sparkly Clean All the Time

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Keeping tiles clean often gives us a lot of headaches. Tiles are time-consuming to clean, and sometimes, it gets dirty again right after you clean it! An alternative would be to have wooden floors, but those are also more difficult to maintain as certain spills can easily destroy them. If you’ve been keeping tiles as your flooring of choice for your kitchen, rooms, and bathrooms, you can use these tips and tricks to keep your tiles sparkly clean all the time.

 

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar

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Baking soda and vinegar is any homeowner’s best friend when it comes to keeping the house clean in the most natural way. You can use this concoction on almost anything related to spills, and that includes floors. Simply mix ¼ cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, ¼ cup baking soda, and 2 gallons of warm water. Then scrub your floors away!

Apply Salt Onto Molds

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Kitchen and bathroom tile floors are the most susceptible to mold and mildew growth because these rooms are usually the hottest ones in the house. If you find molds growing on your tiles, salt luckily comes in handy in killing it. For salt tow work, the mold must be surrounded by a wet area while the salt is applied. Let it sit for a night, then clean it up in the morning.

Spray Your Own Mint Wash 

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You’ll be surprised with how far your regular home items can take you – when you combine equal parts white vinegar, water and rubbing alcohol, then sprinkle in half a teaspoon of liquid dish soap with peppermint essential oils, you get a powerful cleaning agent. The concoction not only cleans your floors – they keep ants and mice away too as peppermint is a repellant!

Scrub Using Lemon Juice

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Lemon juice isn’t just a delightful drink to have on a hot day – it’s also a very effective stain remover. Because of its acidic properties, lemon juice helps kill molds and mildew, freeing your tiles of grout. It works best when combined with baking soda and when tiles are thoroughly scrubbed. Leave on for a few hours before rinsing.

Wipe Floors With Mouthwash

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This may come as a surprise, but mouthwash isn’t just good at keeping our breaths fresh and pearly whites clean. Mouthwash is also good at cleaning floors and getting rid of germs especially when mixed with warm water. Just use some of this solution on a damp piece of cloth then wipe away!

These DIY tips can surely help you keep your floors sparkly clean, minus the hassle of going out to the grocery to buy cleaning products. But if you want to make sure that every nook and cranny of your home is completely clean, request for professional thorough cleaning services. Head on over to Gawin and we’ll happily help you find the best service provider for your needs!


written by Bea Luna