Tile care methods vary depending on the type of tile you have installed on your floor. Glass tiles will be cared for in a very different way than stone or porcelain tiles. Here are some tips to get the most out of your tiles are keep them looking beautiful for as long as you own your home.
The most gruesome part of cleaning your tile floor is cleaning the grout. It is usually a job noted for its hard labor. Surely, prisoners are given this task when they are done busting rocks all day, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be that bad.
Cleaning your tile can be easiest when you hire a steam cleaning company to do it for you a few times per year. But that can be expensive. The affordable way is to make it a part of your workout routine. Put aside a couple of hours each week to do a section of the tile floor. Mix 1 cup of Borax (The 20 Mule Team stuff from the grocery store) with 2 cups of boiling water and stir well until it is dissolved.
Pour the Borax mixture on the tile grout and wait at least 15 minutes. You’ll see that black dirt is disappearing and the grout is already looking lighter. Scrub the grout with a small scrub brush and rinse the grout. It is a great workout for the arms and all over blood flow. It is best that you use knee pads so that you don’t injure your knees.
Borax is the magic substance that does most of the work. It is a natural product from the earth that dissolves any natural stain or dirt build up. It won’t remove ink, but it’ll get your grout beautiful in minutes. You’ll save all kinds of money in gym memberships!