How to Maintain the Beauty and Quality of our Tiles

 

Isn’t it nice to come home to a house where everything is well fixed and clean? Isn’t it also nice to live in a home where there are no issues or problems regarding damaged floors or walls? Tiles are good accessories which give beauty to our homes. However, in order to maintain its quality and good appearance, from the installation to the cleaning, everything must be given delicate care. Every process is important because once we fail one, everything will get ruined. Tiles are also sensitive that’s why we should be careful all throughout the process.

Claire Heart’s article will give us information on how to tile kitchen walls properly. This is the first and an important part, so let’s read it.

How to Tile a Kitchen Wall like a Total Pro!

Tiling a kitchen is an absolute mammoth task. In the summer of 2016, we had to learn how to tile a kitchen wall pretty sharpish; we moved into our new house and decided to treat ourselves to a beautiful mint green Smeg fridge. I hear your gasps. Yes, it is lovely.

Unfortunately, the space for the refrigerator was against a wall, and you couldn’t open the door more than a few inches *cries*. Yes, I do like to draw on my cupboards with Chalk Markers! We had to remove some end kitchen cabinets and re-tile a wall and part of the floor. My beautiful deck was covered in tile dust for months. But we did learn a few things, and we are happy to impart this knowledge to you. (Special thanks to Papa D. and Mr.HeartHandmade) Read more here 

           Now that our tiles are already installed, the next step for maintenance is the cleaning process. Cleaning is important to avoid damages and also to keep its appearance presentable. Let us always remember that clean tiles contribute to the impact of the design. There are several ways which we can follow in order to remove stains.

Lisa Diaz, in her article which can be found in remodelingexpense.com, will share to us 17 clever ways to clean tiles, especially the tile grout.

17 Clever Ways to Clean Kitchen & Bath Tile Grout

Nothing can be more aggravating (in regards to cleanliness) then to have your beautiful bathroom tile floor and kitchen backsplash to look grimy filled with dirt, food stains, and mildew. There is only so much one can do when using household products but for the rest, creativity will be your friend to get your tile and backsplash looking fresh and new again.

Here is an excellent tip to cleaning out tile grout without the use of harsh chemicals. Take some baking soda and pixie dust it onto your grout and make sure it covers the grout entirely – use your fingers to line up the baking soda into the cracks. Next, get yourself some vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle.

After giving it a good few minutes for the concoction to run its natural course grab your grout brush and brush off the dirt debris that the mix accumulated on its own before allowing the dirt residue to settle back into the grout. Read more here 

Great! We can now keep our ceramic tiles singapore neat, clean, and looking fresh. But what if the tile grouts can’t be cleaned regardless of everything that you’ve done, or what if they break and crack? We should not worry because we can replace the grouts and make them new again.

In an article by Maressa Brown, she will teach us how to regrout bathroom, kitchen, or any other tiles.

How to Regrout Tile in Your Kitchen, Bathroom, and Beyond

 If you have tile in your bathroom, kitchen, or other area of your home, sooner or later you will want to know how to regrout it. And for good reason: Grout—that cement filler between your tiles—can get discolored or dirty, despite your best efforts to clean it. And over time, grout can break apart, leaving a crumbly mess that might also allow water to seep underneath and do some serious damage to your floor.

“Regrouting is necessary to reseal and restore the appearance of tile,” explains J.B. Sassano, president of Mr. Handyman, a repair service in Ann Arbor, MI.

Thankfully, as long as you’re dealing with straight grout lines and not mosaic-style tiles or stone, removing old grout and regrouting tile is a straightforward job that simply requires the right tools and step-by-step action plan. Read more here 

Having tiles in your home is truly complicated and will need a lot of maintenance and care. However, the result is rewarding because all these efforts will provide us with clean and durable tiles will which last long. From the installation, everything must be well prepared, detailed, and carefully done because this will greatly affect the quality of your tiles. The cleaning is also truly important because it will make our place presentable. There will also be less damage with clean tiles. Regrouting can also be done if there are no more chances for you tile grout to be restored. There will always be a remedy, but in order to lessen the hassle, everything, must already be taken care of starting from the beginning.