Cleaning & Maintenance
How to Clean Outdoor Tiles
Follow these simple steps to get your outdoor area looking like the oasis it is.
Freatured Tile: Pompeii Travertine Grigio Structured Textured 20mm Paver
Outdoor tiles mean outdoor fun times, BBQs, friend or family time, running from the pool to the house, or the dog chasing the cat around. Follow these simple steps to clean your outdoor porcelain tiles and keep them looking brilliant. If you are looking for instructions on how to clean natural stone refer to our stone specialist brochure or here.
Tools & Materials
- Hose and/or Bucket
- Firm-bristled broom
- High pressure washer (if needed)
- Leaf blower or blower vacuum (helpful but not necessary)
- Tile Cleaner (Lithofin Vitra Clean recommended for daily grime)
Step 1: Remove debris and wet the area
While the area is dry sweep away any large debris such as leaves, a leaf blower or blower vac can help speed this step along. Next, rinse down the whole area using a hose or bucket of water.
Step 2: Get scrubbing
Scrub or sweep the area with a strong bristled broom, the sturdy bristles will help lift any dirt or grime alternatively you could also use a high-pressure washer.
Step 3: Add some extra oomph
If it has been a while between your tiled outdoor areas last clean, mix an appropriate tile cleaner according to the manufacturer’s instructions. We recommend Lithofin Vitra Clean for daily grime. If you have stains caused by trees and leaves, they may not come off with a general cleaner.
Step 4: Rinse
To finish, rinse down the area again to remove excess dirt and/or cleaning solution. For larger areas, work in sections starting closest to the house and work away from the wall.
5. Let it dry
Grab your favourite drink and admire your handy work, you deserve it after all! Try not to walk over the area too much when wet, once dry your outdoor oasis is ready for use. Don’t forget a weekly clean will help make the job easier, sometimes cleaning your outdoor tiles can be as simple as a sweep and rinse!