Tile can look sharp in any setting, but a nasty-looking stain can take away that effect entirely. Even though at first glance these stains seem as though they will be a pain to remove, there are a few simple things you can do to make short work of them. Read on to learn some of our quick and easy tips for tackling tile stains!
Like stains regarding any other type of material, the one thing that can determine whether or not you can get it out is how long the stain has been able to set. Liquid that has been lying on tile for a while will be harder to get out, whereas ones that can be wiped up quickly will most likely not leave any residue. The golden rule is: should something spill onto your tile, wipe it up as soon as you possibly can.
Now, say that the stain has had a while to set, and you’re looking at something that seems to be stubborn. The first thing you are going to want to do is to get some warm water and soap, and try to remove the stain using that; some elbow grease may be applied as well. One of the best things you can do for the health of your tile is to use chemical cleaners sparingly, as they can dull the color and weaken the tile itself. Water is a safe option, and is normally effective.
If the stain is not coming out the old-fashioned way, then grabbing some hydrogen peroxide is your next step. Simply dab it on the spot, and any blood, nail polish, coffee, tea, or juice stains will disappear right before your eyes. Likewise, club soda can be used to remove any fat or grease-based stains, and the carbonation will break down the individual particles.
Using this method should get out most stains in your tile, but if one seems to persist, then it may be time to call in the big guns. Instead of opting to use a chemical cleaner, give the professionals a call, as an overuse of cleaner can stain your tile, or even worse, weaken it. Professional cleaners, like us at Bayside Carpet Cleaning, are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, which sets forth guidelines on how to clean a floor properly and safely.
With our free-trial offer and a money-back guarantee, you have nothing to lose except for that stubborn stain on your tile. Give us a call today for a free in-home estimate!