In the kitchen, washing up liquid or splashes of food can often be one of the biggest nuisances when it comes to keeping our tiles clean and pristine. White grout in particular can often be a real challenge to stay on top of, especially if you’re a big fan of keeping things neat and tidy.
Don’t fret, with a gentle hand and a few smart cleaning techniques, your tiles will be looking as good as new. Discover all the ways you can keep the grime from the grout with all our tips and tricks, keep scrolling for all you need to know.
Check your Grout
Now this tip is very helpful for those who are about to embark on a tiling renovation journey and are keen to make their tile cleaning experiences easier. Here at CTD Tiles
we believe it is fundamental to ensure the grout you are using is suitable for kitchen use.
We would always recommend using a high-quality grout which has enhanced polymers within it to ease cleaning. Grouts
that have Microban technology are highly recommended as the manufacturing process provides around-the-clock product protection from the growth of microbes including bacteria, mold and mildew. Discover our selection of kitchen tile grouts here.Tip:
We would also recommend treating the grout after fitting with a sealant or protector as this will help with the ease of cleaning.
Clean Your Kitchen Tiles After Use
If you have just finished cooking up a lovely meal for friends and family and accidentally spill food or liquids onto your tiles
, it’s important to not allow any dirts or fats to stay on the grout for too long as this is the fastest way to stain your tiles. As soon as you have the chance you should wipe it away as quickly as possible to avoid it staining or sinking into the grout.This is particularly important if your grout is white.
It is also important to make sure that you are cleaning your surfaces with the right kinds of products. Using a dedicated grout cleaner such as lithofin grout clean will be a life changer, as it is specifically designed to remove stains, without harming the compound of the grout.
You should also avoid using harsh cleaners such as dedicated kitchen cleaning sprays as they can be detrimental to the appearance of your tiles, causing the grout to crumble from the joints and making it harder to clean the grout down the line as well.
Don’t forget your Kitchen Floor Tiles
Your floor tiles
are just as important as your wall tiles
and will also require care too. Even though the grout for your flooring is often darker, it is still noticeable when they are stained. If your kitchen is near an entranceway or the garden, we always recommend putting rugs or matts down to keep the kitchen clean of any dirt or mud from shoes.
When cleaning underfoot, making sure that you use a clean mop head is also crucial as you don’t want to be washing dirty tiles with a sponge or mop from existing washes as this will be likely to cause scratch or stain your tiles or grout.
And there you have it, all our top tips on keeping your kitchen tiles
squeaky clean. Don’t forget to let us know how you get on!