Ceramic is generally considered low maintenance when it comes to cleaning. You should always use the solution recommended by your ceramic tiles manufacturer.
Regular Care and Maintenance
One of the most important things is to make sure you clean up spills immediately, as they could discolor the grout or damage the finish of your ceramic tiles.
Dirt is your biggest enemy when it comes to ceramic tiles.
If it is left to sit, the chances of it scratching your ceramic or getting embedded in any pre-existing scratches increases significantly. Countertops can also accumulate dirt and debris and need to be cleaned regularly too.
Sweep regularly or vacuum the ceramic tiles to remove any dust or dirt particles.
Damp-mop your floors once a week with warm water. Vacuum first and then dry.
Hard Water Stains
Hard water stains are normal; they develop when water has a high mineral content and is left to evaporate on a surface.
Acid based tile cleaners are best for cleaning these stains, but use caution – wear gloves and make sure the area is well-ventilated.
Full strength vinegar and elbow grease will help dissolve the hard water deposits as well.
Mold and Mildew
The bathroom is the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. High humidity, minimal air flow and low light all contribute to the growth of these bacteria.
Do the following:
Mix 2 cups vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water.
Pour mixture on your tile and grout.
Scrub mixture with a nylon brush for five minutes, paying special attention to mold and mildew.
Leave for an hour.
Scrub for another 5 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly and dry.
Enjoy Your Clean Tiles!
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