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Cleaning and maintaining your TileCloud tiles and grout

Courtney Cole

Our quick guide to caring for your TileCloud tiles!


Image via: @adoremagazine using our Paddington White terrazzo look and Brunswick matte white kit kat

Routine clean
Sweep away at all the dirt and debris with a vacuum or broom. Dilute your chosen neutral ph cleaner in warm water and apply to the tiles with a mop. The regular use of any abrasive cleaners and cleaning agents which are excessively acidic or alkaline could cause irreversible damage to the tile surface and should not be used.

Manual cleaning 
You can do a manual clean to your porcelain, ceramic and cement tiles with warm water to which a neutral detergent has been added.

Image via: @threebirdsrenovations using our Seaforth Beige travertine look and Newport Matte sage subway tile

Periodic cleaning 
Occasionally your tiles may come into contact with foreign matter that cannot be removed with your usual cleaning routine solutions. We recommend trying the following recommendations on a small area first, popping your gloves on and applying a bit of elbow grease! 

Surface stains and residue: This includes things like factory applied waxes and floor finishes, coating sealers, light grout residue (including epoxy), rubber and pencil marks, light mineral deposits, ground ­in dirt and most sealer residues. Aqua mix NanoScrub is the go to product to try out for surface stains and residue.
Oil-based: Aqua mix Heavy duty tile & grout cleaner
Naturally occurring substances: For mould growth, mildew and fungus use a household bleach or proprietary cleaner.
Grout Haze: Aqua Mix Cement grout haze remover
Paint: Paint remover

Our best tip is to use a darker tone of grout like a grey or charcoal in areas where you require a lot of grout. Kit kat mosaics require a lot more grout opposed to a subway or larger format tile.The Aqua mix grout sealer is also a game changer to keep your grout looking fresher for longer!
Otherwise use your neutral ph cleaner and a bit of elbow grease! 

Image via: @huntingforgeorge using our Coogee Antique Blue kit kat mosaic

Cement tiles
It is a must with cement tiles that you use a suitable penetrating sealer as leaving tile left untreated will mark and stain very easily. Speak to your tiler about some suitable options. Typically you need to reapply your penetrating sealer every 2-5 years depending on the products recommendation. Never use bleach on cement tiles as it can strip away at the sealing agent.

Our go-to sealing solutions are from Aqua Mix! If you have any other questions about cleaning and maintaining your tiles you can email the team here.

Courtney Cole
As an interior designer at TileCloud, Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the world of home renovation. With a Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration and a passion for creating stunning interiors, shes dedicated to helping people on their journey to transform their homes. Currently channeling her expertise into renovating her own home, she aims to share valuable insights, tips, and inspiration to assist others in achieving their dream space!