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one Ceramic smooth tiles
With such a tile there are the least problems. Due to the smooth surface, a little dust collects on it, and the dirt is easily wiped off. In addition, it is quite difficult to scratch or change color with a detergent composition. Here are a few tools you can use.
- Regular soap or dishwashing detergent.
- Any store cleaner for washing ceramics. It is best to take gel-like or spray formulations to make it easier to apply and quicker to clean. If epoxy grout was used between tiles, discard acidic products.
- Glass cleaner. The composition for glossy black tiles is especially effective — it will not leave streaks on it.
- Folk remedies. Citric acid, soda and vinegar are suitable for those who want to use the safest and most natural remedies. And if you mix hydrogen peroxide, soda and dishwashing detergent, you can lighten darkened tile joints.
2 Ceramic textured tiles
Textured tiles collect more dust and dirt, making them a little more difficult to clean. If the walls in the living room or in the corridor are lined with ceramics, it is enough to vacuum them once a week. Use a soft brush attachment to pick up dust more effectively and avoid scratching the surface.
If the tiles are in the bathroom or in the kitchen, they should also be vacuumed for easier cleaning. Next, use gentle cleaning products and a soft sponge. If you need to add shine, then at the end of cleaning it is worth wiping the surface with a mixture of water and vinegar in a 1: 1 ratio.
3 Glass tiles and mosaics
Glass tiles and mosaics have a perfectly smooth surface and fit tightly, so they repel dirt well. The main problem faced by the owners of such a finishing material is that it looks dull and is quickly covered with stains.
To begin with, give up hard brushes and sponges — they will not remove plaque and will only scratch the surface. Carry out normal cleaning, rinse off the detergent and wait until the stains become visible. Then spray a mixture of water and vinegar on the wall with a spray bottle and wipe with a soft microfiber cloth. You can also use a store-bought glass streak remover.
four Natural stone tiles
It is important to remember that natural stone, even marble, is not as resistant to mechanical stress as it seems. Buy only those detergents that are suitable for stone surfaces, and avoid products that contain acids and alkalis, such as citric acid.
If marble tiles are in the kitchen, it is worth treating them with special sprays once a month. They form a protective film and prevent chemical reactions between the stone and various liquids.
To polish stone tiles at the end of cleaning, use a soft microfiber cloth.
5 metal tile
For stainless steel, copper and titanium tiles, you need to use special store products, usually recommended by the manufacturer. For other materials, mild detergents are suitable. Do not use hard metal sponges, abrasive cleaners, bleaches or ammonia.