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Cleaning and maintaining your tile floor might seem like a no-brainer, but there are a few common tile care mistakes that most homeowners still make. At TileSpace, we want to help make it as easy as possible for you to take care of your new tile floors. Continue reading to learn about these common cleaning mistakes and how to avoid them!Bathroom Tile Cape Town

Tile flooring is durable and relatively easy to clean by sweeping and mopping. However, when those tactics don’t work, sometimes homeowners decide to try more intense cleaning methods that can damage the tile’s appearance:

Mopping mistakes

It’s crucial to use a damp, not wet, mop. Also, dirty mop water can seep into the tile’s surface. To avoid this, use a damp mop and change out the mop water frequently.

Cleaners with color

Tile can absorb the dye in these cleaning products, meaning that these types of cleaners can stain and tarnish unglazed tile.

Crazy chemicals

A couple of major chemicals to avoid are bleach and muriatic acid. These shouldn’t be used for everyday cleaning since they can be dangerous (fumes, burns and respiratory problems), damaging (to fixtures, appliances and other surrounding belongings) and cause deterioration.

Abrasive cleaning tools

Don’t use things like steel wool or scrub pads to clean tile, since these types of tools can cause stains, scratches and can even ruin the finish on your tile. Instead, use a mop or microfiber cloth.

Wax, oils, and sealers

Waxes and wax-based products can protect your tile in the short term, but in the long term, these types of products can cause problems and even increase maintenance costs. Oil-based cleaners will make your tile surface slick, so there is an increased risk of slipping and falling. And lastly, sealers can be tricky to use if you don’t have the correct knowledge and experience and can lead to stains, slipping, or peeling.

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