When it comes to renovation, there are a lot of things that you want to be able to consider to make your home really stand out. Renovation is a difficult prospect and not just because the job itself can be costly and time-consuming! 

a shower that has tiles as one of the walls

Renovation can be difficult because you have a lot of decisions to make, but when you’ve inserted your tiles into your home, painted the walls, renovated and ripped out the kitchen, it’s time to move the furniture in and get settled. 

The thing is, when you have spent all of your time and money making your home look great, the last thing that you want is to deal with tiles that are fading or chipping too soon. Just like any other part of your home, your tiles need some tender loving care. Whether you use it in your bathroom, your kitchen or both, you need to make sure that your tiles last their lifespan. 

There’s nothing wrong with having tiles in your home, but if you are struggling to deal with maintaining them, then you need some help. Tiled flooring and walls are ideal materials to work with when you are cleaning up, they are very low maintenance when you have heavy footfall through the home. When you don’t preserve your tiles, they can crack, chips and pop!

You need your tiles to remain high-quality at all times, which means that you need to know exactly how to preserve them. It all starts with knowing the material. There are ceramic, porcelain, cement, resin, marble – you get the point there are a lot of different kinds of tiles out there. Generally, tiles are quite durable, but there are certain types out there that require specific cleaning solutions to ensure that they stay in great condition. Below, we have got four great ways that you can use to sustain your tiles and help them to last for longer.

Get to know which cleaners are needed. If you are going to spend money on high-quality bathroom or kitchen tiles, then you need to make sure that you are also spending money on the right cleaning equipment to maintain them. As we mentioned before, different tile types require different cleaning solutions, but you should always like to avoid harsh cleaning products as much as possible. Bleach and ammonia could really damage tiles, and you want to avoid this happening so you don’t have to spend the money to replace all of them again. Tile grout can be a headache to clean but it’s an inevitable task that you need to get used to. Get to know which type of grout that you are using and you’ll be able to clean them properly. The tiles on the floor require cleaning solutions every single day to keep them sparkling clean.

Deep clean regularly. Now that you know the type of team is required for your tiles, you have to actually clean them! Other than the regular daily cleaning that you use, deep cleaning should be done every few months as well, and it should be done similar to the weekly clean. It’s always better to use a nonabrasive cleaning solution and a soft brush for a thorough clean, but make sure you get to the grout, too. Areas in the home that have heavy foot traffic should be given much more attention when you are deep cleaning your tiles. You should also pay attention to the backsplash of your oven, especially if that wall is tiled, too.

Repair the grout. It’s the oldest rule in the book, but if your tiles are chipped or the grout is damaged, you shouldn’t put off the repairs. Crumbling grout can be a problem, and it should be addressed right away to prevent the problems from spreading. As soon as you see the early signs of grout issues, take action as soon as you can. Head to your nearest hardware store and get the right tools so that you can fix it right away. You can hire a professional for this one but as long as you look for any signs of damage and you address them either way is good.

Say goodbye to the sunshine. Well, not entirely, but if you have coloured tiles on your floor on your bathroom or kitchen walls, make sure that they are not exposed to sunlight too much throughout the day. If you notice that your flooring has gotten lighter over time, you could probably play in the sun. Some exposure is one of the main causes of fading in tiles but if you install blinds, or curtains, you can limit the amount of natural light that comes into contact with your flooring.