How to clean all types of tile floors


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Tile floors are one of the most popular choices for homes due to the wide selection of shapes, sizes, and colours. They are also easy to maintain and durable, especially if you take care of them properly over time. There are many tools to make tile floor cleaning simple and effective. Often, different cleaning aids are required for different requirements. For this reason, it’s essential to know how to clean floor tiles properly. At Vileda you will find a wide range of floor cleaning tools. This means you have the ideal partner for every task, making your daily work as pleasant as possible 

Keep reading to know how you can clean tiled floors with the best products, along with hints and tips to make your cleaning routine an easy job! 


How to clean ceramic and porcelain tile floors? 

Ceramic tiles and porcelain floor tile are easy to clean: 

  1. Sweep or vacuum the floor: begin by removing loose dirt, dust, and debris from the tile surface. Use a broom or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to sweep or vacuum the entire floor. 

  1. Wipe with water: if you use a high-quality mop with microfibres, you don’t really need to use any chemicals. Just wipe with clean water in combination with a Microfiber Pad. The advanced microfiber technology makes your floors shine and removes over 99% of bacteria and viruses. If you like the smell of fresh lemon or lavender or orange after cleaning, add a few drops of essential oils to your cleaning water. With an electric steam cleaner, you don't need any cleaning agents at all. The power of steam, combined with the first-class cleaning quality of the microfiber pad, eliminates 99.9% of bacteria on the floor. 

  2. Dry the floor: this will prevent slips and will maintain the tile’s lustre. With the use of Vileda cleaning systems, the moisture content of the mops can be optimally determined, which eliminates the need for subsequent drying. 


How to clean limescale on tiles?

Lime stains are a widespread problem in bathrooms and kitchens. When the first limescale deposits appear on tiles, citric acid, for example, can be a lifesaver. Simply mix 30 grams of the household remedy with a liter of water and wipe the tiles with it. The lime is removed effectively and provides a pleasant fresh scent. Oh yes, citric acid also has a disinfecting effect!  Alternatively, the all-rounder among household products vinegar can be used. Simply dilute a little bit of white vinegar or vinegar essence with water and wipe the floor with it. Not only lime stains but also dirt can be removed in this way. 


How to clean the tile floor in the kitchen?

Start cleaning the area by sweeping or vacuuming to remove loose dirt, crumbs, and debris. One of the best ways to clean a tile floor and achieve effective and hygienic results is to use a steam mop. Fill it with water, plug it and remove dust, hair, and other particles. Next, mop the floor, rinse it, and dry it with a lint-free cloth or a microfiber mop. These steps help prevent water spots and maintain the shine of your kitchen tiles. 


How to clean the bathroom tile floor? 

The bathroom is a space that requires special attention when it comes to cleaning tiled floors. Regular floor cleaning helps remove dirt, grime, bacteria, and other contaminants that can accumulate on the floor. This promotes good hygiene, prevents the spread of germs, and helps keep the bathroom looking fresh and inviting. Fill a bucket with warm water and use a Vileda SuperMocio Microfibre mop. Dip the mop into the water, wring out any excess, and mop the floor in sections, paying extra attention to areas around the toilet, bathtub, and sink. For stubborn spots or soap scum, use a Vileda Microfibre cloth dampened with warm water. Gently scrub the area until the spot is removed. 


How to make the tiles shiny? 

Achieving shiny floor tiles is easier than you might think. Simply mix a small amount of baking soda with hot water and apply it over your tiles using a damp mop or sponge. Let the mixture sit for several minutes before wiping clean, then watch as your tiles start to shine again! With this simple trick in your arsenal, you can say goodbye to dull-looking tiles once and for all. We generally recommend testing the cleaning tips on an inconspicuous area of the floor in advance. Or even better, contact your floor or tile manufacturer who can give you precise instructions for the care of your floor. 


How to clean the tile grout? 

Even in the best household, unsightly discolorations and deposits on the tile grouts occur from time to time. Grout lines can be a magnet for dirt and grime, making them appear discoloured and dull. With a little toothpaste and an old toothbrush, however, they can be cleaned perfectly. Leave to soak in for a while and then wipe again with clean water. Maintain the cleanliness and freshness of your floor tile grout with this simple yet powerful cleaning method. 


How often should you clean floor tiles? 

It depends on the traffic in your home and its activity, although we recommend tile floors be swept or vacuumed twice a week.  



As we’ve seen, you don’t need any harsh chemicals or cleaning solutions to clean tile floors. With the correct high-quality products, mainly water is the only thing you need to maintain their beauty and longevity. Find out more about Vileda cleaning products and choose the best tools for a spotless space. Upgrade your cleaning routine today.

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