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Tips for Cleaning Porcelain & Ceramic Tile & Grout Floors in Los Angeles, CA

With the durability and low maintenance required for porcelain and ceramic tile, many people are utilizing it to surface the floors throughout the home. With options like porcelain tiles that look like hardwood floors, the range can be fairly versatile, hence the popularity. Steam Green Carpet Cleaning offer some tips and advice on cleaning your porcelain ceramic tile and to keep it looking like new.

Cleaning Porcelain Tile

1. Remove the surface of dirt, paying close attention to the edges where dirt and debris has a tendency to build up. Microfiber dust mops are ideal, or vacuum the floor thoroughly on the bare floor setting.
2. If you are using a pre-formulated cleaner, be sure to follow manufacturer’s directions. If it is not concentrated, pre-treat your porcelain tile floor with a hot water rinse. Or, if you prefer, you can mix a gallon of warm water with ½ cup of white vinegar, mix well.
3. Using a soft-nylon brush, scrub your floors down.
4. With a clean, warm, damp cloth, wipe up the filthy remnants.
5. Though porcelain is stain-resistant, stains can still occur. If stubborn stains are not removed, try repeating the steps in the target area.

Cleaning Ceramic Tile

1. Extract the dirt. Again ensure the edges are tended to remove the accumulated debris. Microfiber dust mop, soft bristle broom, or a vacuum on bare floor setting are all acceptable methods. Just make sure all the dirt and debris is removed.
2. Fill a gallon of warm water with 2 TBS of mild liquid dish soap and mix well. As you mop the floor, the water can start to become cloudy, if this occurs, change the water solution to avoid recontamination, sticky and/or soapy residue buildup.
3. Allow to fully air dry before allowing traffic or replacing area rugs or light furniture you may have removed before you began.

Grout Cleaning

If your grout is especially stained, and you need some serious cleaning power, there is a popular method; however it is with bleach and baking soda. It is strongly recommended you wear a breathing mask, safety glasses and cleaning gloves. Also, be sure to conduct a patch test in an inconspicuous place to ensure it will not compromise the actual color of your grout as this concoction can lighten it.
1. Mix approximately ¾ cups baking soda with ¼ cup bleach. It should form a paste.
2. Apply mixture directly to the grout. This might be easily accomplished in a grid pattern if the space is large. Allow the mixture to set 10-15 minutes. Scrub the mixture into the grout with a designating cleaning toothbrush, and allow it to set 10-15 more minutes.
3. With a warm cloth wipe away the mixture and the dirt.
4. Grout is dark when it’s wet; wait until it is dry to determine if the steps need to be repeated.

Porcelain Ceramic Tile & Grout Cleaning & Sealing in Valley Village, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Burbank, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles California

For a more effective clean, call Steam Green Carpet Cleaning to clean and refresh your tile and grout. Our experts can perform our tile and grout cleaning service quickly and efficiently, leaving your tile bright and vibrant. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!

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