With the New Year approaching, there are plenty of reasons to start looking for change and make resolutions to better your lifestyle. Things relating to health and fitness are incredibly popular, but what about a pledge to spend more time keeping your house spick and span? Very few people like housework, but most of us wish that we did when we see the results; we all love seeing a home that’s well-cared for. Fortunately, bathroom tiles are easy to look after, so you don’t need to spend much time in 2015 attending to them. Here are a few tile cleaning tips to remember this year…
Battling the Damp
The biggest task in the bathroom is keeping on top of any problems that can relate to the damp environment. In the main, this occurs around shower tiles, with the growth of mould being the most common result when you let your cleaning standards drop. That’s not to say that the other tiles in your bathroom don’t need cleaning, because they do, but prioritise those near a water source.
Dry Before You Clean
A big mistake that many people make is to simply start scrubbing at wet tiles in an effort to clean them. Actually, this isn’t the best way to go about the cleaning process at all, and you should really dry wet tiles off before you clean them. Even if you just run a dry mop over them, it’ll help.
Take Your Time
Loads of people rush through their housework when they start, but take your time over your tiles. Apply any relevant tile cleaner and leave it on for around 30 minutes. Go and put your feet up while you wait if you want, but ‘more haste less speed’ is definitely the way to achieve a thorough clean.
Bristles and Water
When you start to clean your tiles, scrub them with a stiff-bristled brush and then rinse them with water. Once you’ve done that, wait for them to dry and you’re good to draw a line under the job. There are obviously a number of other tricks of the trade that could be discussed too, but, if you’re keeping on top of your tiles with a consistent cleaning strategy, these tips should serve you well.
Here at Tile Mart, we know all about how to keep your tiles looking their best, and that’s why we take such care to bring you the very best options there are. You’ll find no better supplier of bathroom tiles for your home, so contact us by calling 01772 550900 and we’ll be happy to help.