How to Get Old Tiles to Shine Back
Tiles and grout cleaning is very essential and necessary. Beautifully cleaned floors and tiles usually attract everyone and also improve the overall appearance of a home or office premises. However, most people consider tile and grout cleaning the most difficult and the biggest challenge to do. It is because whether in the home or office we found dirt, dust on the surface of the floor regularly which settles down into the grout lines. It cannot be easily removed through normal cleaning and make the tiles look dull and old. Moreover, people in Sydney have a very busy life and also don’t get much time to clean the tiles and grout regularly. So to solve this problem we provide you with effective ways or methods to get old tiles to shine back without getting professional assistance. These simple homemade ingredient-based methods will make your old tiles look like new tiles. These methods for making old tiles look like new tiles are as following explained.
Method 1: Using hot water spray:
One of the easiest ways to get back the shine of tiles is using hot water to clean the tiles. Under this method just take warm water and spray this water on the surface of the tiles. Now, take a sponge or white cloth or soft-bristled brush and scrub the tiles and grout. Now wipe the whole floor with a dry cloth. For more effective results one can also use a steam cleaner to clean the tiles. But this method sometimes doesn’t work effectively for the very old stained floor.
Method 2: Using soapy water:
Another simple way of cleaning tiles effectively is using soapy water for tile cleaning. For this take a mixture of soap and water by adding detergent to the bucket of water and make a soapy water solution. Now use this solution and effectively do the mopping of the whole floor through this solution and mop. If you find any stain on the floor use sponge or brush and scrub the stain. In the end, rinse the floor using clean water.
Method 3: Using vinegar and water:
Vinegar is a natural tile and grout cleaning solution that helps in restoring the original shine of the tiles. It cleans the soli and also disinfects the floors which provide shiny tiles. For this method simply take a half cup of vinegar and mix it within 1 and a half bucket of water. Now dip your mop into this vinegar and water cleaning solution and wring it up properly to avoid applying the excess solution. Now, deeply clean the whole floor by moving the mop in a forward-backward motion and properly remove all the dirt and dust. Repeat this process twice and then clean all the tiles with a dry cloth.
Method 4: Using Baking Soda and detergent:
Under this method simply take 3 cup baking soda and 4-5 tablespoons of liquid dish soap and 1-2 cup water and make a thick mixture of it. Now apply this mixture on the tile grout properly. Wait for at least 15-20 minutes and after that scrub, the tile grout with a soft-bristled brush or cloth. Then clear this solution from the tile through water and clean the tile grout with a soft dry cloth. Repeat this process 1or 2 times and you will see that the old dirty tiles grout will look like a new one.
Method 5: Using baking soda, vinegar, and warm water:
This is one of the most popular home ingredient-based remedies used to bring back the original shine of tiles and to remove tough stains from the tile grout. The baking soda with vinegar is one of the best cleaning solutions which work best on tile and grouts. Under this method basically, 2 separate solutions are made. First, make a thick paste of baking soda and warm water. Then second make a liquid mixture of vinegar and warm water and put this liquid solution in a spray bottle. Now apply the thick baking soda and water paste on tiles and grout and wait for at least 10-15 minutes. After that, spray the liquid mixture of vinegar and warm water on the tiles and grout where baking soda solution is applied. You will see a chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar as bubbles will form on the surface of the tile. Now, wait, and once the bubbles formation stop scrub the tiles with a brush or sponge properly. And rinse all the tiles with water.
Method 6: Using ammonia and water solution:
Ammonia is also an effective floor and tile cleaning ingredient which provides effective results. Under this method simply add a few drops of ammonia in warm water in the mop bucket and properly mix it. After this, dip the mop into this ammonia cleaning solution and wring properly to avoid the excessive application of the ammonia cleaning solution. Now, properly mop the tiles and grout to remove all stubborn dirt and dust. After cleaning with this ammonia mixture, rinse the tiles and grout properly with fresh water and dry the whole floor.
Method 7: Using baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, liquid dish soap:
Under this method simply make a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide by taking 1-2 cup baking soda and a half cup of hydrogen peroxide. Now put this solution into a bottle and add 2-3 tablespoons of dish wash soap into it and shake it well. Now apply this solution to the tiles and grout and wait for at least 20 minutes. After this take a sponge or soft-bristled brush and rub the tiles and tiles grout properly. Then rinse the entire tile with fresh water and dry it with the help of a dry cloth. Now, you will see that old dirty tiles will start looking like new shiny tiles.
Thus these were all the methods or ways through which you can easily get old tiles to shine back without professional assistance. But even after using these entire methods, one is unable to restore the shine off told tiles then don’t worry as one can easily hire professional tile and grout cleaning experts. Our Major Carpet Cleaners Sydney's experts provide the best tile and grout cleaning in Sydney. Our experts use various eco-friendly cleaning tools and solutions to clean and restore the original shine of the tiles. Major Carpet Cleaners Sydney’s experts are highly trained and professionals and provide 100% guaranteed tile and grout cleaning services along with kitchen and bathroom tile cleaning services. For more detail, you can contact us at any time as we provide 24×7 hours of tile and grout cleaning assistance.