Today tiles are really popular. Tile really enhances the looks of our kitchen or bathroom or anywhere else it is used. Tiles are totally different from wood, bamboo and other flooring materials. But the problem is to keep tile floors clean. Water can not harm it, but spots of hard water makes the tiles dirty so fast, not only hard water, there are lots of things which make our tiles dirty. So, here a question occurs that how to keep the tiles clean, bright and hygienic. There are some very effective methods of cleaning tiles.

  • · Ammonia: Tiles especially of light colors becomes yellow with time for wax buildup. You just have to make a solution of 1 cup ammonia and � gallons of water. Spray the solution all over the surface and let it be there for five to ten minutes, then just simply scrub it out by nylon or plastic scrub-pad and rinse with water. It will remove old wax and make our tile shiny; this will also kill harmful germs of our bathroom.
  • · Steel wool: The rubber shoes leave black spots on tiles, which cannot be removed by simple wash with mop. Just scrub those spotted places with a moistened steel wool soap pad. When you see the marks has gone, simply just wipe out the floor with damp sponge or mop.
  • · Tea: Tea can create marks anywhere but with appropriate method, it can be used as a cleaner. Just boil a couple of freshly brewed tea bags in ¼ liter of water, dip a soft and clean cloth in the boiling tea and boil it for 5 minutes. After that just take the cloth out and wipe out the whole surface of tile. It will remove dirt & germs and will make your tiles sparkling.
  • · Vinegar & Borax: Solution of vinegar and borax is most effective for removing the strong marks of hard water. You just have to make a solution of 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of borax with 1 gallon of water. Simply just wipe out the tile surface with a mop wetted with the solution. It will make your tiles shiny and sparkling like new.


These are the most effective ways to keep your tiles clean and hygienic. Now if you do not have time to do it yourself, nothing wrong with calling a carpet cleaning company  to do the cleaning for you.