Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cleaning Tile Floors - Tips on How to Do it Fast and Easy

You're a full time working mom with a busy career plus household chores, kids and homework to worry about every day. After a busy day at the office and home, the only thing you want to do is collapse on your coach or bed. Unfortunately, you are usually faced with the job of cleaning tile floors at the end of the night.
You can lessen the time and effort you put into cleaning tile floors by taking preemptive measures and following some resourceful cleaning tips.

The first step to avoid getting dirt on your tiles in the first place is by providing floor and door mats at strategic locations. Place the mats or rugs in high traffic areas of your home like the front or back entrance. Runner rugs in hallways are also good. Mats and rugs don't need to be cleaned every day. A soiled mat isn't as bad to look at as stained and muddy tiles. Moisture and dirt on your tiles can also cause mold buildup and damage to the tile and grout. The mats can capture the dirt before they get to the tiles.

Accidents happen in the kitchen all the time. It is something we all have to live with. Spilled milk near the fridge, flour all over the counters and floors, a pitcher of grape juice breaks and a pool of purple liquid spreads quickly on your beautiful ceramic tiles. Your grout turns from white to lavender, you let out a shriek of horror thinking you can never get that stain out. Avoid wiping the liquid but instead blot it out with a piece of cloth. This prevents the liquid from spreading and staining a bigger portion of your floor. Blot the stained portions with the damp cloth until you get most of the stains out. You have to act quickly because some tiles and especially grout are porous and absorb liquid.

If you have just purchased a previously owned home with neglected tile floors or you simply never had enough time or energy cleaning tile floors yourself, then you may have a major problem getting your floors back to spic and span condition. Lackluster floors will not give a good impression to your guests. Even you yourself will have a hard time looking at soiled ugly tiles in your home. But, what can you do if you really don't have the time or resources to get make them spotless? Maybe it's time to call in some professionals who are experts in cleaning tile floors.

This will lessen your headaches and give you time to do other things like shopping or spend the day at the spa. The best time to have your tile floors cleaned is when you are out and the kids are at school. You can also have it done on a weekend while you take the kids out for some quality time together. If the floors are in really bad shape then the contractors may have to replace some tiles and re-grout. All it takes is to dial a number and your tile worries can be handled by someone else.

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