Clean floor tiles – how to achieve it?

Maintaining clean floor tiles can transform the look and feel of your home or commercial space. Whether they are porcelain, ceramic, or stone, each type of material requires specific care.

In this comprehensive guide by our team providing cleaning services in London, we delve into effective methods and tools, such as porcelain floor cleaners, tile floor cleaning machines, and jet washing techniques.

We’ll also explore why choosing professional services like ours from  Clean 2 Shine can make a significant difference in maintaining pristine tiles.

Tips for cleaning different types of tiles depending on their material

In the following lines, you will find personal advice for each of the most common types of materials when making tiles for outdoor and indoor flooring:

  1. Porcelain – use a mild detergent mixed with warm water. Apply the solution using a soft mop or window cleaning cloth, ensuring not to saturate, which could seep into and weaken the grout. Porcelain cleaners specifically designed for minimal residue can enhance their shine without leaving streaks.
  2. Ceramic – similar to porcelain, ceramic ones can be cleaned with a mild detergent solution. However, they are more prone to scratching, so avoid using abrasive tools. For deeper cleans, consider using a cleaning machine that can gently yet effectively scrub the surface.
  3. Natural stone – it requires more careful handling to avoid damage. Avoid acidic cleaners which can etch the surface. Use pH-neutral solutions intended for stone care to protect the integrity of the surface.

Steps for cleaning floor

See the following steps and follow them sequentially.

Regular sweeping or vacuuming

Start by removing dirt and debris with regular sweeping or vacuuming. This prevents the dirt from scratching the tiles during wet cleaning.


Use a damp mop with the cleaning solution suited to the specific type. Change the water frequently to avoid a cloudy film of dirt on the surface.


After mopping, dry the floor with a clean, dry mop or cloth to remove any lingering moisture that could attract more dirt or slip hazards.

How to clean tile floor grout?

Grout cleaning is crucial for keeping your floor looking great. Grout can absorb stains and harbor mildew or mould. Here are some tips by our professionals:

  1. Creating a cleaning solution – mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to form a paste. This mixture is effective for whitening and has antibacterial properties.
  2. Application – apply the paste to the grout lines and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. For deeper stains, allow it to sit longer.
  3. Scrubbing – use a small brush (an old toothbrush works well) to scrub the grout lines gently but firmly.
  4. Rinsing – rinse the area thoroughly with clean water and dry with a towel to prevent new dirt from setting in.

Be careful when choosing a stain remover to ensure highly effective and long-lasting results while preventing surface damage.

Why choose Clean 2 Shine’s services?

Choosing Clean 2 Shine’s professional cleaning services offers numerous benefits.

With extensive experience in providing cleaning services in London, we understand the nuances of various floor types and the most effective cleaning techniques for each.

Our services are designed to maximise convenience, allowing you to enjoy pristine floors without the effort and time investment required for deep cleaning.

Whether your floors are decked in porcelain, ceramic, or natural stone, following the right cleaning procedures can keep them looking their best. For those who prefer a professional touch, we provide top-notch cleaning solutions across London, ensuring your tiles not only look clean but also last longer.

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