Non-Kitchen Tile Floor Aftercare
Below are tips that we recommend to our clients after we clean and treat their non kitchen tile. For kitchens and other environments which are exposed to grease and oils we recommend using Nano-Zyme daily floor cleaner to keep the floors oil free.
Following these steps below will insure your tile and grout we stay as clean and safe as can be.
- Vacuum or sweep dust and debris before mopping
This seems obvious but an often overlooked step. Applying water to dirt is going to create mud and making washing your floor a nightmare.
- Use a neutral cleaner. (Any cleaning product having a pH or 7, and is therefore neither acid nor alkaline).
The reason is that alkaline cleaners will leave a small amount of soap residue. Over time this residue builds up (polymerization) and reduces the effectiveness of the Nano-Grip floor safety treatment when the floor is wet. In fact it can cause the floor to be more slippery when it’s dry as well. It will also cause the floor to become visibly dirty faster.
- After applying neutral cleaner rinse with clear water. Rinsing is critical.
Changing and rinsing the mop water is important especially with larger areas. The water starts to get dirty and now you are pushing dirty water around.
Neutral cleaners can be found in most home improvement and tile stores and are cost effective.
Avoid strong alkaline, butyl or acid based cleaners such as bleach, ammonia, as these can degrade and damage grout over time. They also don’t smell too good.