How To Clean Ceramic In 4 Easy Steps
Date published: Feb 24, 2022
Ceramic is often used as a durable floor covering in bathrooms and kitchens. It can quickly become dirty and lose its shine. IT can be used on the walls, ceilings, and sometimes even on furniture. The thing to remember is that cleaning and maintaining ceramic is not complicated and can be done in just a few simple steps.
Are you tired of your ceramic floors looking dull or dirty? Follow our 4 easy steps for easy, hassle-free cleaning!
Step 1: Prepare your tools for cleaning
If you want to clean and maintain your ceramic, it’s crucial to have the right work tools. For example, to clean the floor, you will need a broom or a vacuum cleaner. You may need a brush or a narrow mouth nozzle for your vacuum cleaner. These tools will help you keep your floors clean and spotless! Whether cleaning a counter or a ceramic floor, it is essential to make sure you have tools that will not damage and scratch your surface.
Step 2: Clean the entire ceramic surface
For the best cleaning effect, it’s important to have a clean surface to work with. It’s therefore important to sweep and vacuum your ceramic floor. For counters, use a cloth or clean rag to clear the surface of any debris and dirt.
Do not forget to clean the joints of a tiled floor with a vacuum cleaner, a broom or a small brush. This is where most of the dirt is piled up!
Step 3: Apply a cleanser or descaling product
After removing the dirt on your tiles or your counter, you can apply natural cleaning agents which you surely have in your home! To start, fill a container with lukewarm water. You will use this container of water to dilute your natural product. Italbec suggests the following natural options:
Cleaning your counter or floor with baking soda isn’t complicated. It involves mixing 3 tablespoons of baking soda, for every 1 liter of hot water. Make sure your water is very hot, not lukewarm, to dissolve the baking soda. For a pleasant smell to your home, add a drop of freshly squeezed or store-bought lemon juice! Dilute the product, then pour it on your stone tiles before drying with a clean cloth.
Ammonia is an excellent disinfectant and should be handled with care. Rubber gloves and a mask should be worn before using ammonia. Do not apply it directly to your ceramic. Instead, pour 4 tablespoons of ammonia into a liter of water. Ammonia easily degreases all stubborn stains on your floors with ease.
Lemon has excellent anti-bacterial properties known to all. Indeed, lemon is a very practical ingredient to naturally clean your house. Citrus cleans, disinfects and restores shine to your ceramic surfaces. Squeeze two lemons and dilute its juice with one liter of water. For extra descaling, add a tablespoon of white vinegar to your mixture.
You can use alcohol to disinfect, shine and clean your tiles. Just add it to one of the previous methods above to get an even cleaner and shinier floor. We advise you to put alcohol in a spray bottle for ease of use.
Step 4: Treat the surface thoroughly with a product
Whichever product you choose to keep your ceramic looking as good as new, it’s important to give it a good surface treatment. Speak with your treatment provider to choose a gentle product, which will help keep scratches from finding their mark. It’s important that the product is gentle, removing only grime and dirt, leaving you with a nicely restored shine. Follow the retailer's steps to restore luster to your ceramic. It’s essential to use the right products to clean your ceramic, or for stone and quartz, to retain its beauty, health and luster for a long time to come. You can also choose to let your floor air dry or, for example, use a microfiber towel to avoid dried-on water spots.
For any new installation
Make sure to wait at least 72 hours before washing the newly laid natural stone. These 3 days are necessary and will allow the glue and grout to dry and settle properly, which will avoid any breakage related to the early cleaning.
The preservation of your ceramic tiles and grout is essential. It is important to use a high-quality sealant to prevent dirt and stains from becoming embedded in the joints. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us. Our professionals can guide you in cleaning your ceramic floors!
See also our other tips from our professionals when it comes to cleaning quartz or natural stone!