The Best Way to Clean Floor Tiles: Healthy Tiles = Healthy Home
January 15, 2021
With the festive season well and truly over, you’re now probably thinking of the best ways to clean your floor tiles. If you spent your Christmas and New Years with friends and family over, we suggest taking a good look at your tiles. Are they look dull? Do they have a build-up of dust? Has the grout lost its nice bright colour?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, don’t worry because we’ve all been there – especially after the holiday period, where your tiles have probably faced a lot more foot traffic.
Most people know and understand the importance of getting their carpets cleaned at least once a year. But, what about tiles? Having clean tiles effects more than just the appearance – it also affects the overall health of your home.
So, before we get into the best way to clean floor tiles, let’s look into a few reasons why it’s important to have your tiles cleaned. And hopefully (just hopefully), these reasons will be at the forefront of your mind next time you’re contemplating whether it’s worth giving your tiles an extra good clean.
Build-up of Germs & Bacteria
This one might seem like an obvious one. Just like any surface or object that needs to be cleaned, if it’s not done properly and regularly than germs and bacteria will begin to build-up.
We know cleaning your tiles can be a task that usually gets pushed to the bottom of your to-do list, but the longer you postpone the clean, the harder it’s going to be to remove any unwanted nasties from your floor.
If the words germ and bacteria aren’t enough to scare you into getting your tiles cleaned, then perhaps words such as staphylococcus aureus or serratia marcescens will. Now, we aren’t going to sit here and list all the icky germs and bacteria that can build up in your tiles, but just trust us when we say they are there even if you can’t see them with your naked eye.
Bacteria build-up can cause several health issues that will affect anyone who lives in your home.
We need to start this section by saying mould growth is a serious problem. Mould not only heavily affects the appearance of your tiles, but it also causes health issues.
Mould growth is common in bathrooms or other damp and moist tiled areas. You probably don’t realise it, but when you wake up to have a nice warm shower, you’re creating the perfect environment for mould to grow.
Even think about the steps you take after the shower. Your wet feet walking along the tiles can also cause mould growth.
Once mould is produced it emits spores that cause several health issues, such as allergic reactions, respiratory problems such as asthma attacks, skin and eye irritations or in extreme cases it can even impact the overall health of your immune system.
Cleaning your tiles regularly, especially in your bathroom, can avoid these concerns entirely. However, if left uncared for, your tiles can and will become a breeding ground for mould.
Now, before we move on from mould, we want to debunk one common myth. Are you ready for this? Bleach DOES NOT remove mould. Let’s say it again for the people in the back: bleach DOES NOT remove mould.
The Solution: The Best Way to Clean Floor Tiles
Now the part you’ve all been waiting for. We’ve covered some of the germs and bacteria that can grow when your tiles don’t get cleaned, so now let’s talk about the best ways to avoid these issues!
If you can’t remember the last time you got your tiles professionally cleaned, then your first step is to pick up the phone, call a tile cleaning company (preferably ours) and book a time for them to come in and do the job. Professionals have the experience, knowledge and equipment required to tackle even the dirtiest of floors.
Don’t try to fix the problem yourself with store-bought products. You’ll find yourself cleaning so much, with little to no result. So, to achieve results you’re actually happy with – call in the professionals.
Doing the job yourself will only clean surface level dirt or debris. But what about the germs and bacteria deeply embedded into the grout of your tiles? If you’re wanting to deep clean your tiles, then you’ll need the real deal industry equipment.
Thanks to our experienced team at Parklane Tile and Grout Cleaning, we have been helping people bring their tiles back to life with our cleaning services. Want to check out what we’re all about? Visit here for more information.
Now, you might think the cleaning job is done by getting a professional tile and grout clean. Before you get too excited, why don’t you take a close look at the lines in between your tiles? Do you notice discolouration? Then it’s probably time for a grout colour and seal. Dirt loves grout, which is why discolouration happens. So, if you want to truly get rid of all the bacteria on your floor, then a grout colour and seal will be the icing on the cake.
Say Goodbye to Dirty Tiles
The tiles in your home truly impact the entire look and feel of a space. So, why not give them the love and care they deserve?
Give our team of tile cleaning professionals a call to get your home healthy again.