How to clean all types of tile floors?

How to clean all types of tile floors?

April 2, 2024  |  Cleaning Tips

Tile floors are one of the most popular choices for homes due to the extensive selection of shapes, sizes, and colours. They are also easy to maintain and durable, especially if you take care of them properly over time. There are many tools to make tile floor cleaning simple and effective. For this reason, it’s essential to know how to clean floor tiles properly.

At Vileda, you will find a large selection of floor cleaning tools. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions, tips and tricks to make cleaning your tile floors an easy job!

How to clean ceramic and porcelain tile floors?


How to clean ceramic and porcelain tile floors?

Ceramic tiles and porcelain floor tiles are easy to clean... with Vileda tips😉

Begin with a thorough sweep or vacuum. Remove loose dirt, dust, and debris from the tile surface using a broom or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment.

Next, give your floor a good mopping! If you use a genuine microfibre mop, you don’t really need to use any chemicals. Just mop with warm water, and let the microfibre do the rest! Vileda microfibre works by targeting the dirt and grime particles so you can easily mop them away. In fact, all genuine Vileda microfibre mop heads remove 99% of bacteria with just water.*

Of course, if you prefer to use a cleaning solution, opt for Vileda PACS Hard Floor Cleaner. These convenient, pre-portioned PACS are specially designed for Vileda buckets such as EasyWring, RinseClean and QuickWring buckets, and use hard-working natural enzymes (no harsh chemicals!) to dissolve stubborn dirt molecules. Just drop one PAC into your bucket, wait for the fizz, and get mopping! Plus, with the scents of Crisp Citrus and calming Lavender, your home will smell fresh and clean.

How to clean the tile floor in the kitchen?


How to clean the tile floor in the kitchen?

Begin cleaning the area by sweeping or vacuuming to remove loose dirt, crumbs, and debris.

Next, mop the floor! Choose a spin mop such as the EasyWring™ spin mop, which features a foot pedal for hands-free wringing action. This allows you to control the moisture level in your mop and keeps your floors from becoming too wet, which helps prevent water spots and maintain the shine of your kitchen tiles. We like to use Crisp Citrus PACS in the kitchen for that fresh lemon-y scent.

How to clean the bathroom tile floor?


How to clean the bathroom tile floor?

The bathroom is a space that requires special attention when it comes to cleaning tiled floors. We use it everyday! Regular floor cleaning removes dirt, grime, bacteria, and other contaminants that can accumulate on the floor. This promotes good hygiene, prevents the spread of germs, and helps keep the bathroom looking fresh and inviting.

For areas like the bathroom, choose the RinseClean™ Spin Mop system for an even cleaner-clean. This advanced mop system incorporates a two-bucket design to separate clean and dirty water, so you’re always mopping with fresh water.

Don’t forget, our refills are washable so once done, toss into the wash and lay flat to dry. We also advise replacing your microfibre mop head after cleaning each room to prevent the spread of germs. Ensure you stock up on refills ahead of time to stay prepared!

We typically suggest testing these cleaning tips on an inconspicuous area of the floor in advance. Or even better, contact your floor or tile manufacturer who can give you precise instructions for the care of your floor.

How to make the tiles shiny?


How to make the tiles shiny?

Achieving shiny floor tiles is easy peasy.

Use an enzyme cleaner, such as Vileda PACS, which won’t leave a residue and will leave your floors streak-free.

Or, for a DIY method, simply mix a small amount of baking soda with hot water and apply it over your tiles using a damp mop or a scrub sponge. Let the mixture sit for several minutes before wiping clean, then watch as your tiles start to shine again! With this simple trick in your arsenal, you can say goodbye to dull-looking tiles once and for all.

How to clean the tile grout?

How to clean the tile grout?

Even in the best household, unsightly discolorations and deposits on the tile grouts occur from time to time. Grout lines can be a magnet for dirt and grime, making them appear discoloured and dull. With a little toothpaste and an old toothbrush, however, they can be cleaned perfectly. Leave to soak in for a while and then wipe again with clean water.

Maintain the cleanliness and freshness of your floor tile grout with this simple yet powerful cleaning method.

How often should you clean floor tiles?

The frequency depends on your home's foot traffic and activity levels, although we recommend tile floors be swept or vacuumed twice a week. Follow with regular mopping.

Discover more about Vileda's range of products and choose the best tools for a spotless space. Upgrade your cleaning routine today!

**Removes over 99% of E. coli and Staph. aureus from pre-finished hardwood flooring and ceramic tiling using tap water, as tested at an independent accredited lab.


EasyWring™ RinseClean™ Spin Mop & Bucket System
Vileda Oskar Broom with Dustpan
Oskar® Broom with Dustpan
Crisp Citrus Vileda PACS
Crisp Citrus Vileda® PACS
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