Many people think that floor tiles are merely for aesthetics use especially that they often come with the most beautiful designs. But tiles are so much more than that. Aside from making the floor more attractive, tiles also offer protective advantages.
In today’s time, there are so many types of tiles that are available in the market. Each of them serves their own uses and purpose. One of the most popular are slip resistance tiles.
In order for homeowners to get complete satisfaction with these types of tiles during installation, the best cleaning methods should be followed.
Here is a step by step guide to clean the tiles after they have been installed. This is a cleaning schedule that should be strictly followed. This will ensure that the tiles will be cleaned properly, thus avoiding the build-up of grime and dust.
Make sure that you thoroughly clean the floor by sweeping it. All loose surface matter should be removed.
Bulk surface materials like adhesive, cement, paint, plaster with pain scraper, or any tool with bladed edge should all be removed.
When doing the cleaning, the mop bucket should be clean. Then, mix 8-6 parts of hot water and 1 part of phosphoric acid-based cleaner. Mix it well.
Before you begin scrubbing or deck brushing, wet floor signs should be put in place where they can be seen easily. The employees should also be informed that cleaning is being done on the floor.
Apply the mixture to the floor. Let it set for 1-2 minutes and then thoroughly agitate the surface using a scrubbing machine. Do this until all cement, plaster, and any lime-based contaminants are removed from the surface.
Be careful not to let the solution to completely dry on the surface. Just apply enough amount that you can manage at any time.
Wipe the remaining liquid with hot water. When doing this, make sure to take caution not to splash the acid cleaner to the surfaces it can cause damage.
Wash the floor thoroughly using a neutral cleaner, preferably twice to make clean and neutralize the residue.
There are times when the steps should be repeated. If you are cleaning the surface of your slip resistance tiles, it would be best to use a phosphoric acid cleaner which has high concentration. You can also use mild acid to remove lime deposits and different stains.
In addition, make sure that you are using a lint-free mop to avoid the fibers to be removed by the tile surfaces. For your brush, use a fine-comb nylon decking brush to ensure adequate agitation of the surface to thoroughly remove contaminants.