When it comes to floor cleaning, ceramic tile is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain. All you need are basic cleaning tools, a little common household cleaner, and water. Be advised, though, that cleaners containing acids or ammonia and should not be used on some surfaces.
Another consideration when choosing a tile cleaning product is that the cleaner should also be compatible with grout. Of course, it is always best to check your flooring manufacturer’s recommendations.
For light cleaning of ceramic tile, follow these typical steps:
- Remove loose dirt with a vacuum cleaner, broom or swiffer.
- Mix a small amount of cleaner with warm water
- Using a soft mop or sponge, clean the floor, then thoroughly rinse with clean water, and allow to dry. Make sure to rinse thoroughly in order to remove any excess cleaner.
- If your tile has a polished finish, you should dry it with a soft towel to prevent water spots.
Don’t forget, walk off mats prevent dirt from getting to your ceramic floor in the first place. Use them in all high traffic areas.