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Floor Tiles for Kitchens and Keeping Them Clean

The kitchen is a very messy place indeed. Chock-a-block with lots of spilled foot, dirty feet and a near constant build up of dust, you may not be surprised to find that floor tiles for kitchens have to go through a lot of punishment during their working lives. Needless to say that hygiene in a kitchen is of essential importance, so you must make sure that your floor tiles for kitchens are kept clean and free of germ-breeding debris that may pose a risk for you and your family.

Floor Tiles for Kitchens and Keeping Them Clean

First and foremost to kitchen floor hygiene is to consider the materials of your floor tiles for kitchens. In general most floor tiles used are easy to clean and difficult for dirt and germs to become trapped in.

These are materials such as plastics, glazed ceramics and porcelain. Harder tiles will be any such that are porous, thus providing areas for dirt and germs to gather and become difficult to remove serious elbow grease. Stone is the main offender, although ceramic is also a culprit if it’s unglazed. Areas between tiles are also somewhere where dirt can gather.

Knowing the specs and advantages of your tiles will allow you to know what needs to be done to keep them clean. This saves you much work and effort later down the line.

In general keeping your floor tiles for kitchens clean is a simple matter. Mostly it’s just a case of ensuring that food dropped on the floor is quickly cleaned up, and any stains from sauces or spilled drinks preventing from drying and setting into the floor. Once a fortnight, just brush up all dust and debris from the floor and deposit it into a bin. Then, with all that removed, you can run a mop or a similar tool across your floor with warm, soapy water. This will do a basic job in keeping floor tiles for kitchens clean and eliminating germs.

In cases where your tiles have gaps between them, pores or any other areas where brushing and mopping will not do, or if you have seriously neglected regular cleaning, it may also be necessary to clean the floor with a sponge and warm soapy water. For stubborn areas, use a sponge that also has an abrasive side so you can really get into the nooks and crannies. Focus in any areas where dirt is likely to build up to a considerable degree, and if necessary use a brush where your sponge simply cannot dislodge a particular caked in bit of dirt. Just be careful not to scrub away any sealant between the tiles.

You can further improve the cleanliness of your floor tiles for kitchens by making sure family members remove shoes before entering the room. This prevents dirt from outside being spread across the floor, and creates less work in the long run.

For further information of floor tiles for kitchens, or else to browse their extensive online catalogue, visit the website of Crown Tiles. You can also contact them directly by phoning 0800 156 0756.

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