Tile Solution Australia https://www.tilesolution.net.au Tile Cleaning, Sealing and Restoration Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:53:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.tilesolution.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Tsa-Logo-without-caption-150x150.png Tile Solution Australia https://www.tilesolution.net.au 32 32 Why you should avoid bleach https://www.tilesolution.net.au/why-you-should-avoid-bleach/ https://www.tilesolution.net.au/why-you-should-avoid-bleach/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:46:45 +0000 https://www.tilesolution.net.au/?p=1453 Why you should avoid using Bleach to clean tiles! Author: Nadheera Senasinghe | Published on: Jan 20 2020  | Tags: Tile cleaning, grout cleaning, tile & grout protection, bleach tile cleaning, tile cleaning chemicals Bleach is the go-to cleaning agent for … Read More

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Why you should avoid using Bleach to clean tiles!

Author: Nadheera Senasinghe | Published on: Jan 20 2020  | Tags: Tile cleaning, grout cleaning, tile & grout protection, bleach tile cleaning, tile cleaning chemicals

Bleach is the go-to cleaning agent for most people when it comes to cleaning floors. But is it that good and does it harm the tile in the long run? We at Tile Solution Australia is here to help you to know all about bleach.

There are many brands of bleach powder available in the market but all of them has one active compound which is sodium hypochlorite. This is the chemical that kills all the bacteria, fungi and other harmful micro-organism. However, bleach is notoriously known as an ideal chemical that cleans tile & grout and most importantly as an whitening agent. Well this is true, but bleach also harms the tile and we have compiled a list of reasons why you shouldn’t use it.

 

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Firstly if you wondered why bleach can help whiten and clean tile and grout so well, the answer is that its just because bleach can strip off the colour of the tile and grout. In other words it just peels off a layer of the tile making the grout weak and eventually leading to complete replacement of it within a short period of time. 

 

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Secondly, the biggest issue of bleach is the health problems it causes. If you have actually used bleach then you might have noticed the awful smell coming out of it. This is chlorine which is released when bleach reacts with water. For an adult human it might not be that harmful at first but continuous exposure can lead to ailments such as asthma. And it could be potentially lethal for small pets and also harm children due to allergies.

 

PH scale for bleach

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Conclusion

So if bleach is so harmful for both tiles and health what alternative should you use? Well as the graphic above shows bleach is a very alkaline product and this is one reason why is is so good at disinfection. However, using an acidic chemical is similarly bad for the tile. Hence we recommend a PH neutral tile cleaning agent. Check tile cleaning agents for the PH and make sure to have a balanced PH tile cleaner so that to make sure that your tiles will last longer.

Nevertheless, cleaning your tiles could be a very difficult tasks and that’s why hiring a tile cleaner would be quite ideal for the work. However, you’ll need a tile cleaner that does a good job, is reliable, fast & cost less. We at Tile Solution Australia (TSA) is ready to help you with this with our best quality for the best price guarantee. So, call us now on 0487 878 826 or email us on enquiries@tilesolution.net.au. Also check our website www.tilesolution.net.au

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4 easy steps to get your tiles cleaned for the Christmas and New Year!!

Author: Nadheera Senasinghe | Published on: Dec 01 2019  | Tags: Tile cleaning, grout cleaning, tile & grout protection

The festive season is upon us and with all of your relatives and friends coming over its high time to get your tiles back in shape. But “where should I start?” or “how to do it?” I hear you say and we’ve got your back. We at Tile Solution Australia has created 4 step method that will get your home looking just as new as a brand-new home.


1. SWEEP VAC MOP

That’s right before doing anything else, start with a simple sweep, vac & mop (Actually it’s not really simple but anyways it’s the first step). This is very important because as negligible as it may seem dirt which contains sand and grit will remove the shine of your floor and may scratch it. So, make sure you clean it quite thoroughly. It is also advisable to carry on doing it at least once a week even after a proper tile cleaning so that you can maintain that nice new look.


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2.  Clean the grout

Time to get down on your arms and legs & get dirty!!!! (is that offensive?  I really hope it’s not ). Anyways, this is one of the hardest parts of the whole process if you hate physical activities, since you’ll have to get down on your knees and rub out that dirt which is in between the space of your tiles with the grout. Well there are certain types of equipment that you can use to do it like a long-handled grout brush, but you will need to get on the floor to clean those really tight ones. Use something like a new toothbrush or something with strong unbent bristles or buy one of the professional tile cleaning brushes. However, before cleaning apply some professional tile grout removing chemicals (follow the usage instructions on the bottle) to the tile help remove the dirt. Make sure that the chemical used is strong since that will make your job easy but also nature friendly and less harmful for your skin. If parts of the grout is really difficult to remove you can consider a tile whitener or a grout paint.

If you don’t like chemicals or can’t find any good ones you can try a paste made by mixing baking soda and vinegar which would also work quite well.


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3. Now lets clean the tile

Finally, the moment you were waiting for!! Cleaning the tile!!!  . First you need to get one professional cleaning agent. Remember just as above you need to look into the strength and others of the agent and also look into if that cleaning chemical will work for the type of tile that you have. Then you’ll need to follow the instructions in the package and dilute the chemical with accordingly. Then mop the floor with this solution. Note NEVER use a SPONGE mop!! It may feel more convenient but remember it wont clean well since the sponge will absorb all the dirt and you will have to mop with it over and over again. So just use a good old-fashioned rag or micro fiber mop. Also remember to change the dirty water quite often and keep on mixing and diluting the cleaning chemical. Finally mop with another dry mop or a towel to buff and dry the floor and give a great shine.

Again, if you are into all natural your can make a cleaner by mixing lemon juice and white vinegar with hot water. Just use the same procedure as above and you can get a quite bright shine. However, for very dirty floors this method might not really work.



4. Protect the tile

You might not know about this but tiles require protection. You should use a type of waterproof sealer to do this. Remember to check if the sealer you have works with the tile in your home buy checking the label. This is especially important if you have a glazed tile since a a lot of sealers wont work with glazed tiles.


Conclusion

Finally, the best way to maintain & protect all tiles is to regularly clean them. This will ensure that the shine of your tile will last for a long time.

Nevertheless, cleaning your tiles could be a very difficult tasks and that’s why hiring a tile cleaner would be quite ideal for the season. However, you’ll need a tile cleaner that does a good job, isreliable, fast & cost less. We at Tile Solution Australia (TSA) is ready to help you with this with our best quality for the best price guarantee. So, call us now on 0487 878 826 or email us on enquiries@tilesolution.net.au. Also check our website www.tilesolution.net.au

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