How to Clean a Porcelain Tile Floors
Porcelain floors are very common, especially in bathrooms and kitchens because it is a material that lasts for a long time and is easily maintained. In addition, they provide the room with a more elegant and sophisticated look, thanks in large part to the natural shine that makes it distinctive. If you have this material on the floors in some of the rooms of your home and want to always keep them in perfect condition, do not miss the tips in this OneHowTo article on how to clean porcelain tile floors.
If you have porcelain tile floors in some of the rooms in your home, you're in luck because this material requires very simple care, cleaning and maintenance. To clean it, you only need a mixture of water with a mild product for removing dirt from the floor, or a neutral detergent. In addition, porcelain floors are characterized by their rapid absorption, so in a few minutes, they will be perfectly clean and shiny.
Also, to keep the original shine of a porcelain floor, it is important not to use commercial cleaners that have an oily base, are very soapy or are made from animal fat. You should not use wax or polishes, as they may damage the surface leaving a very unflattering opaque layer.
To begin to clean a porcelain tile floor, remove dust and dirt with a soft brush or use a vacuum cleaner if you consider it necessary. Then, prepare a mixture of water and neutral soap or mild cleanser to gently scrub the floor and then leave it for five or ten minutes. And another very important step that should not be overlooked is to rinse the floor completely with clean water so that no detergent smudges are left on the surface.
If the porcelain tile floor has specific stains that are difficult to remove, it is important to clean them as soon as possible. It is best to use a specific cleaning product for this type of material and apply it on the stained part with a soft sponge or a soft bristle brush. Do not forget to dry it thoroughly with a clean cloth to finish.
Remember you can use one part vinegar to two parts water in order to clean the floor, as vinegar has great disinfectant and cleaning properties among other household uses.
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- Multi-purpose cleaners are one of the best products you can use.
- Make sure you repeat the procedure every week or even two times in order for a perfect sparkly porcelain tile floor.