With life so hectic, we love nothing more than life hacks to reduce cleaning and maintenance of their homes. Tiles require very little upkeep. With nearly 1 in 5 Australians losing family time to housework, the low demands of looking after tiles mean more time doing the things you love and cleaning isn’t one of them.
A recent survey for charity RUOK found almost 20 per cent of Australians say they were unable to spend as much time with their loved ones as they would like to because of housework. Thankfully, floor tiles are an easy and low-maintenance flooring option, according to Australia’s rapid renovation guru Naomi Findlay. “Basic cleaning requires a sweep or vacuum daily with a mop weekly,” she said.
“And while other flooring options need more professional help the older they get, all tiles need is a grout clean and sealing on an annual basis. Not only do tiles save years of back-breaking work, but they are also a more cost-effective option as they don’t require professional cleaning.”
By simply choosing low-maintenance materials for wall and floor surfaces, you can take back your precious time without shortcuts, hacks, workarounds or settling for less (or mess).
Our Hot Tip: It’s important to use the right cleaning and maintenance products, our recommendations are right here.