Now is the time for spring cleans! Give your kitchen an extra shine with our tips for cleaning kitchen tiles.
Follow our cleaning tips to give your tiles a new lease of life. Kitchens are notorious for getting messy. Grease stains, cooking splatters and general mess! Kitchens are the heart of the home and where you find yourself spending a lot of time. Keeping your tiles looking their best will make the room look brighter and more welcoming and make a huge difference to the atmosphere! Here are our handy tips to give your kitchen the best clean.
Cleaning the walls
Before you begin cleaning, you need to consider what material your tiles are. Porcelain is hard-wearing and therefore you can use a tougher cleaning cloth, whereas some natural stone tiles or patterned tiles may need a softer cloth.
If your tiles are not too dirty, then warm soapy water will do the trick. Just give your tiles a wipe down to remove any stains and debris. For tougher stains, use a tile cleaner and a good bit of elbow grease to lift everything from the surface of the tile. Once all stains are removed, use warm water and a clean cloth to remove any excess tile cleaner. Lastly, dry the tiles with a clean cloth for a glossy finish.
With regular cleaning, your tiles will stay looking new for longer. Clean up any spillages right away to avoid staining and regularly wipe your tiles to avoid dirt and grease build-ups. This will also make cleaning less of a chore.
Cleaning the floors
Your floors are likely to have some tougher stains from regular foot traffic and little accidents. Vacuum your kitchen floor to remove any excess dirt before you begin cleaning. Mix warm water with a good-quality floor cleaner and then use a microfibre cloth or mop to give your floor a good scrub. Leave the floor to dry and avoid walking on it until it is fully dry. For any areas that may need a little more attention, repeat this process.
Again, regular cleaning will be beneficial for your kitchen floor tiles. Vacuum and wipe your floors down to avoid food or dirt getting stuck to your tiles.
Cleaning the grout
The hardest part of any kitchen cleaning task is the grout. Grout can discolour over time from dirt and grease, so it is essential that you do not skip this step. Discoloured grout will let your kitchen down, no matter how clean your tiles are.
There are several methods for cleaning grout. The quickest and easiest method for getting it to sparkle again is to use baking soda, warm water, and a toothbrush. Create a paste out of the baking soda and water, or white vinegar instead of water if you prefer. Use the toothbrush to apply this paste and scrub the grout. Leave the grout with the paste on for about half an hour before rinsing it off with warm water and a clean cloth. For areas that require a little more work, repeat this process.