Tangerine Tiles: Proper Cleaning Procedure
Every home is a valuable work of art, and every component of a home is an investment worth taking care of. So where should you begin the safekeeping of your lifelong investment? The surfaces of you home. Where else? Acknowledging this fact, what’s a type of tile that’s both firm and aesthetic? A lot actually: Quartz tiles, tangerine tiles, slate tiles, and many more. In this particular post, we’ll be talking specifically about tangerine tiles.
If your home is equipped with the beauty of tangerine tiles, you must consider the reality that they will eventually fade away if not treated with the necessary maintenance. Below are cleaning tips that are most suitable for the effective maintenance of tangerine tiles. Let’s begin!
First things first: The basics. Schedule a sweep or vacuum of your tangerine tile floors to keep them from getting dull. Tiles may be resistant to dirt, but grit and sand can dull glazed surfaces. Remember to use mild detergent and clean water on your tangerine tiles. Also, make use of a chamois-type mop or rag rather than a sponge mop. The latter pushes dirty water into your tile’s grout lines, making them even harder to clean. A good rule of thumb would be changing the water frequently while mopping; dirty water will result in cloudy floors.
If your tangerine tiles look a bit hazy, you might be dealing with some soapy residue. Remove all unwanted residue with a nonabrasive all-purpose cleaner; this is very important, as abrasive cleaners may damage your tangerine tiles. Using a mild acid such as natural lemon juice will do you good, but remember to rinse and dry the tiles thoroughly with clean water and a clean lint-free cloth. Instead of getting down on your knees, slide the cloth with your foot over your tangerine tiles. Be mindful not to slip though. Be gentle with your swipes.
Now, the real secret to a great-looking tangerine-tiled floor is clean grout. It is a known fact that grout is porous and will absorb grease and other stains. Avoid commercial cleaners. Instead, make a paste using baking soda and water. Rub it on the stain and let it sit on your tiles’ grout overnight. With the help of a still nylon brush, scrub the stain thoroughly in the morning. (Stay away from metal brushes for it will surely damage the grout.) When you are satisfied with your scrubbing, apply a silicone-base sealer to the grout to protect it from future stains.
So there you have it! Believe me when I tell you that it’s not at all that hard once you make the cleaning of your tangerine flooring a part of your weekly household routine. Remember that a spill on your tiles that is cleaned right away can save you a lot of future headaches and unnecessary repair costs.