Whether in the living room or bathroom, the right kind of tiles can elevate the appeal of any living space. They can make a room look large or small (...
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Whether in the living room or bathroom, the right kind of tiles can elevate the appeal of any living space. They can make a room look large or small (yep), sophisticated or drab. But all tiles fall victim to stains and other wear and tear over time. As a result, their sheen begins to wear off, as does their beauty.
Seeing stains on tiles can be quite painful, so if you’re looking for a guide on how to remove stains from tiles, read on and find out. Here are some of the best ingredients and techniques to restore your tiles to their former glory.
If you’re looking to remove stains from tiles at home, here’s how you do it:
Not all stains are equal. Different stains may require different treatments. However, the most common stains on floors include food spills, grease, mould, and mineral deposits.
Before you start to remove stains from the tiles, you need to first remove any loose dirt or debris from the tiles. You can do this by using a broom or a vacuum cleaner. When you clean the area, you prevent the tiles from getting scratched or damaged while removing the stains. When you sweep or vacuum the area, you’re also avoiding the area from getting dirtier or messier.
Depending on the solution you’re using, you’ll need to spray or apply it on the stain. There are different DIY cleaning solutions you can make at home. Alternatively, you can buy tile-cleaning solutions online or from your local stores.
To remove stains from tiles using vinegar, lemon juice, or hydrogen peroxide, mix them with equal parts water and spray them on the stain and let it sit for about 10 minutes to penetrate and break down the stain.
To remove stains from tiles using baking soda, use water to make baking soda paste. Ensure the paste is about as thick in consistency as toothpaste, so go easy on the water. Apply the baking soda paste directly on the stained tiles. Make sure you’ve covered the entire stain and let it sit for about 20 minutes. This will give it time to penetrate and break down the stain.
To remove stains from tiles using tile-cleaning solution, apply the solution on the stain and let it sit for the amount of time recommended on the instructions. This will give it time to penetrate and break down the stain.
Once you’ve let the solution sit, gently scrub the stained area using a soft brush or an old toothbrush. Make sure whatever brush you use isn’t rough on the tiles because it will leave behind scratches. Use a grout brush or an old toothbrush to reach those narrow spaces for grout stains.
Once the stain has been lifted, rinse the tiles thoroughly with water. This is important because this way, you ensure no cleaning solution residue is lingering on the tiles. Repeat till the stain comes out completely or to the best of your satisfaction.
With the right ingredients and a systematic approach, you can remove stains from tiles yourself. However, removing stains from tiles can be daunting and backbreaking. If you’re not up to the task, you can always book an appointment with Urban Company and leave the cleaning to us.
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