It’s almost that time of year again, when the snow melts, the trees begin to sprout buds, and your house is ready for some spring cleaning. Decluttering closets, bringing up summer clothes from the basement, and doing a thorough cleanup of your home are important parts of the job, but you can’t forget your outdoor tiles! Spring and summer are the perfect time of year to host barbeques, relax in the backyard, watch your kids swim in the pool, and do some gardening. But, if your tiles are covered in moss and dirt from the winter, you won’t have a very beautiful landscape to look at. Here are some tile cleaning tips so that you can revive your yard to look as incredible as it did last year.
General Cleaning and Maintenance after Winter
Doing a deep clean of your yard after winter is a great way to keep it looking fresh, and preventing mould and mildew. Regularly cleaning your tiles is simple and should only take a few minutes. A general sweep every few days with a bristle broom will prevent dirt from caking up, and then washing with clean, warm water and a mop will keep the tiles clear. Once every few months, you can do a deeper clean by mixing water and vinegar, and mopping the floors outside. There are also commercial cleaners designed for outdoor tiles, whether they be stone or porcelain.
Repair Cracked Tiles
Modern tiles are designed to be more robust, standing up to the outdoor elements better than ever before. However, they are not indestructible, and sometimes, they can crack. To resolve this, you will need to repair or replace the tile completely. Using the right tools, a repair job is quite simple to do. If you’re unsure of how to repair tiles, speak with the experts at Centura Tile. They can show you which products work best to repair tiles, and how you can use them.
De-Grime Patio Tiles and Grout
If you need to remove grime and stains from your patio tiles and grout, pressure washing is the quickest and easiest way to get the job done. If you don’t have a pressure washer, you can use a hose to fill a large bucket with water and some liquid dish detergent. Wet the tile thoroughly with the water, then dip a broom in the cleaning solution you’ve made and sweep the grout between each tile. Repeat this process until the whole area is clean, then wash it off with the hose.
Seal Your Grout
Now that your tile and grout is clean, you should seal your grout to prevent more dirt from getting in it and staining it. There are special grout sealers available for this purpose, and the process is quite simple to do on your own. Simply read the instructions and enjoy a day outside!
Make Your Tiles as Good as New with Help from Centura Tile
If you need to repair or purchase new tiles, or get the right supplies and tools to clean and renew your outdoor tiles, stop by your local Centura Tile. As a tiling company in the business since 1933, we work closely with architects, designers, contractors, floor covering dealers, and home centres to give you the best customer service. Along with tiles and tile products, we also provide a selection of high-quality flooring sheet vinyl, laminate, porcelain, and carpet, among a vast array of additional products. To learn more, contact us or visit a Centura Tile dealer near you.