Mosaic Tiles 101: Cleaning and Maintaining Your Mosaic TilesLee Johnson
Mosaic tiles are a type of floor and wall decoration that has become increasingly popular over the last few years. This is due to their stylish appearance, which compliments any design – whether it’s modern or contemporary.
Here at Tile and Stone Online, we specialise in providing an extensive range of tiles, including porcelanosa floor tiles and Grespania tiles. We also stock a wide selection of mosaic wall and floor tiles, which always prove to be a big favourite with customers.
For those of you who have mosaic tiles in your home, you are probably aware that they need to be properly cleaned and maintained to remain looking at their best. If you’re unaware of what this involves, or you’re thinking of getting some mosaic tiles for your bathroom or kitchen, then you will want to read this post. We have put together a helpful guide on the correct way to keep your tiles in tip top condition through regular cleaning and maintenance.
Every Day Cleaning
Just as you clean your countertops, tables, showers and sinks; mosaic tiles need regularly cleaning every day. All you need to use is water and whatever detergent that you use for your regular cleaning – although sometimes there might be a specific one recommended to you.
You should only use a sponge or cloth to clean your tiles, as anything harder might scratch or damage them. Afterwards, wipe down with a cloth to avoid any water spots from appearing.
Mopping Your Floor Tiles
If you have mosaic floor tiles, you can mop them regularly to keep them in good shape. You should first sweep over your tiles and get rid of any excess dust or rubbish. Using a mild detergent and water, you should mop the whole length of your mosaic tiles. Leave this for 5-10 minutes for the cleaning agent to soak in before giving the floor a good scrub (again with something soft – you don’t want any scratches on your nice floor!).
Once you are satisfied that your floor is clean, you can give it a rinse – be careful to remove any excess liquid!
Use Baking Soda
It’s not unusual for every day household objects to double up as cleaning agents – and baking soda is no different. By adding some water to baking soda, it creates a thick paste. Using a rough cloth, you can then apply this paste to your mosaic tiles. If you do this every so often, it will help you tiles look fresher for longer!
Use Waterproof Sealant
Once your tiles have been installed and filled with grout, it would extremely beneficial to you to apply some waterproof sealant to your mosaic tiles. This is especially important for bathrooms – as waterproof sealant will protect your tiles from water that splashes from the bath, shower or sink. It will prevent the growing of mould, meaning that your tiles remain looking new at all times.
We hope that this has given you a good idea about how to properly maintain your mosaic tiles, so they remain looking flawless at all times. If you correctly clean your tiles, they should last you a long time.
If you’re looking to invest in some mosaic tiles or any other type of wall or floor tiles – we have you covered.
Here at Tile and Stone Online, we have a brilliant selection of tiles that are perfect for any room in your house. Whatever design you are looking for, we are sure to have something in stock.
To find out more information, please contact us by calling 01539 741155 and a member of our helpful team will be happy to help.