How to Clean Ceramic Floor Tiles

A Retirement Village located in Orange NSW needed ceramic tile cleaning in one of their units in preparation for handover in coming weeks. The ceramic tiles in this property were particularly dirty. There had also been minor renovations completed recently so there was a significant amount of builder’s dust that needed to be cleared up as well. The team at McArdles Cleaning Services set to work to help bring this property back up to standard by cleaning some very tired and worn ceramic tiles.

Tile Cleaning Orange NSW & Bathurst NSW

Tile Cleaning Orange NSW & Bathurst NSW

Cleaning Ceramic Tiles

Some of the renovations carried out involved replacing the carpet so our technician placed drop sheets on the carpeted areas first to ensure they stayed clean and dust free. The tiles were then dry swept to ensure all thick dust, dirt and large particles were separated and disposed of prior to wetting the floors in the next cleaning steps.

A specialised cleaning solution was applied to all tiled areas before using a special grout broom and scrubbing pads to agitate the area. This technique was used to break down stubborn soiling and lift any dirt particles out from within the grouting of the tiles.

Our rotary dual action machine RX20 was then used to clean the affected areas by applying both high pressure cleaning (with 121 degrees of heat and with pressure between 1000 and 3000 psi) and extraction at the same time.

Due to the extent of dirt and grime on these tiles a dual clean was carried out. This meant that our ceramic tile cleaning process was repeated a second time with an acidic solution for best results.

Upon completion of cleaning ceramic tiles our technician then dry mopped the area ensuring that any excess water was removed and the tiles were left sparkling clean. High speed air movers were then placed strategically around the cleaned tiles to dry all areas.

McArdles Cleaning Services are known for their extensive knowledge, care and quality on how to clean ceramic floor tiles and grout. Next time you get your carpets cleaned by us, simply ask for a tile cleaning demonstration as well so you can see the difference for yourself!

How to Clean Slate Floor Tiles

Recently our services were required in Bathurst NSW. Our client had very tired and worn green slate tiles and wanted them stripped back, thoroughly cleaned and resealed with a high gloss finish.  They had advised us they were contemplating replacing the tiles due to the amount of time and effort it was taking her weekly to keep them clean however, decided to give them one last shot at survival.

How to Clean Slate Floor Tiles Professionally

Our technician began bringing these tiles back to life by first stripping them of any old sealant that was left on the surface. A full thorough clean then took place beginning with a dry sweep of the area to remove dry soils and large particles.  Our specialised alkaline cleaning solution was then applied to the area before agitating with a grout broom and rotary agitation. This technique brings most dirt and grime to the surface and removes any heavy soiling. High pressure cleaning and extraction then followed. This took place using our truck mount machine and a unique tool and attachment which applies a dual action high pressure steam and dirty water extraction simultaneously. The area was then dry mopped and high speed air movers were positioned accordingly and left for some time to ensure it was perfectly dry before the sealing took place.

When our technician was happy to proceed with the sealing he confirmed with the clients what look they were going for one last time. Our clients advised that they wanted a high gloss/wet look finish.

In order for our technician to achieve this look he had to apply three coats of wet look sealer. Upon completion of this job, we requested our clients for a final inspection. Our clients were absolutely thrilled with the end result and could not have been happier. We have since had a call from them as they wanted to thank us again for the amazing job and to inform us that her tiles not only look a million dollars but since our visit it has taken less than half the time to maintain the tiles. This is the process on how to clean slate floor tiles professionally, which majority of your run of the mill house cleaners can’t do.

If your tile floors just look old, worn, dirty and take you way too much time to clean, then you should give us a call on 02 6361 8447. Don’t waste any more precious time as we have the technician and the right cleaning solution for you ready to go.


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