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Be sure to check out our comprehensive How To Tile DIY Guide, Golden Rules of Tiling and Kyal and Kara’s videos before you start.

We're always happy to hear from you so if you need some help please contact your local Beaumont Tiles store.

Cleaning Indoor Tiles

Tiles look beautiful once laid and are easy to maintain. Although dirt and grime can accumulate over time, some regular light cleaning will keep them looking as good as new.

  • Vacuum or sweep the tiles to remove loose dust and grit from the surface.
  • For a thorough clean use Tile & Stone Cleaner, available from Beaumont Tiles, with warm water and a damp microfibre mop. The mop should ‘grab’ the surface and lift off most daily grime with a little pressure. A damp microfibre mop is better than a wet mop for a streak-free clean (avoid the use of cotton and sponge mops).
  • For a home-made solution, use hot water and a dash of methylated spirits. Avoid all soap based products as they can leave a thin film on the tiles that will attract more dirt.
  • Work from one side of the room to the other, and avoid walking on the tiles until they are dry.

Extra Tips

  • Steam mops are a popular alternative for owners of polished porcelain tiles.
  • Never use polishes or gritty, abrasive cleaners on tiles.
  • If you notice a dull haze just after your new tiles are laid, don't panic! This may be grout residue and is easily washed off if addressed quickly. Contact your nearest Beaumont Tiles store and we'll supply the correct cleaner and instructions.

How to Clean Outdoor Tiles

  • Hose the area down to wet the surface.
  • Scrub or sweep with a strong bristled broom.
  • Tile & Stone cleaner is ideal for removing mild grime from outdoor tiles.
  • To finish, hose the area and remove excess dirt left behind. For larger areas, work in sections starting closest to the house and work away from the wall.
  • Refer to our Stone Specialists brochure for more information on cleaning and looking after natural stone.

How to Clean New Tiles

Once your tiles are grouted, there's likely to be a bit of residue cement and grout, silicone leaching, and dirt on them. These will come off easily as long as you follow the seven steps below. In fact, the hardest part will be waiting a week for the grout to dry properly before you start cleaning!

We recommend working in sections of ten square metres at a time.

You will need:

  • A broom
  • One scrubbing brush
  • One heavy scrubbing brush
  • Two buckets of warm water
  • Plenty of cold, clean water
  • Cleaning detergent
  • Phosphoric Acid Cleaner
  • A wet vacuum cleaner

Step One Begin by sweeping the floor to remove any loose debris.

Step Two Saturate the grout joints with cool, clear water.

Step Three Following the chemical manufacturer's instructions, dilute phosphoric acid cleaner in warm water and apply the solution to the section of floor being cleaned. Once the solution has been applied to the floor, it is important to not allow it to dry until it is thoroughly rinsed. You can always add more water as needed.

Step Four Once the solution has had a good 5-6 minutes to break down the excess grout, dirt, and grease; scrub the tiles with a brush to lift all the dirt and remove with a wet vacuum cleaner. Repeat steps 3-4 if necessary.

Step Five Finally, before allowing the area to dry, rinse thoroughly several times with cold water and scrub to ensure the complete removal of the acid cleaner. Use the wet vacuum cleaner to remove the excess water from the surface.

Step Six Following the chemical manufacturer's instructions, dilute the cleaning detergent for high concentration in your second bucket of warm water and apply to the tiles with a heavy scrubbing brush. Leave for 5-15 minutes to allow the mixture to penetrate and emulsify the dirt.

Step Seven Thoroughly rinse with cool, clean water to remove all the detergent and dirt; and then remove the excess water with the wet vacuum cleaner.

How to Maintain Grout Lines

Once your tiles are laid, we recommend sealing your grout with Spray On Grout Sealer. It is simple to apply: just spray and wipe. It won't affect the colour of your grout, seals the surface to assist in ongoing cleaning and prevents dirty grout.

To refresh grout, use Tile and Stone Cleaner and a brush, available from Beaumonts.

Learn more about tile grout.

Tips to Keep Your Tiles Looking Good

Keep spares for repairs

When you first buy tiles it's important to keep a few spare for repairs, just in case of any unforeseen damage. If you are planning to tile additional areas with the same tiles, order them now to ensure consistency of shade as tiles vary slightly between batches.

Protect your tiles

Use felt gliders under your furniture to prevent potential scratching. Door mats are a must have for any entrance to catch dust and grit before it makes a way into your home.

Maintain your tiles

Tiles are hard wearing, eco-friendly and they do not dent or stain as easily as other flooring materials. With some simple protection measures and light regular cleaning your tiles will last, and look fantastic, for many years to come!

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