How to clean the kitchen floor
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How to clean the kitchen floor

To keep your kitchen fresh & hygienic, it’s important to know how to clean kitchen floor tiles! This article has all you need to know, in just six steps.

Key Steps:

  • Regular maintenance will help to ensure your floors look sparkling all the time so remember to regularly sweep them in between deep cleans
  • When giving your tiles a thorough wash, choose a specialised floor cleaner like Cif for effective results. Just remember to test any new solution on a small area first
  • Don’t forget to scrub your kitchen tile grout too! An old toothbrush is great for doing this

Glossy floor tiles can transform the appearance of a kitchen from drab to dazzling – that is if you know how to clean kitchen floor tiles! Luckily, these techniques and the right products make the process quick and effective, meaning you can wash your kitchen floor in no time.

These six simple tips will ensure that you’re efficiently using your time on kitchen floors to achieve sparkling results.

Six Steps to Clean Kitchen Tiles

1) Remove any Loose Dirt and Dust

When it comes to how to clean kitchen tiles, preparing the area you are going to work on beforehand will ensure you get great results. Don’t worry – this doesn’t involve hours of work before the actual work even starts. Rather, the tile floor has to be swept, removing it of loose dirt and dust. A vacuum cleaner, used on a low setting, also comes in handy here to get rid of any surface dirt.

2) Choose the Right Products to Clean Kitchen Floors

For regular maintenance, mopping with warm water is an effective method. Be careful when choosing a cleaner – if it is store-bought, it is best to opt for one recommended for floors, like Cif. But if you’re feeling experimental, make sure to always test the cleaner on a very small patch of the floor first to ensure it won’t do any harm to the tiles.

White vinegar mixed with warm water can be used to clean your floors. But be careful – do not use on marble floors, as it can cause damage. To clean those, click here.

3) It’s Time to Mop!

Once the area is prepared, and the cleaning products are ready, it’s time to clean the ceramic floor tiles. Follow the directions on the label of your cleaning product – Cif Express Direct to Floor cleaners can be applied directly to the floor, so you don’t even need a bucket! Other floor cleaners, like Cif Floor Ocean, can be diluted – just follow the instructions on the label (for example, for Cif Floor Ocean, you can dilute three caps of floor cleaner in half a bucket of water).

Work your way with the cleaning solution from side to side on the tile floor. Always wring out the mop as well as possible to avoid a wet mess on your kitchen floor!

4) Rinse the Floor (Optional!)

After you’ve finished cleaning an area, you may need to rinse it – for example, if you are cleaning a linoleum floor. With Cif floor cleaners, though, you don’t need to rinse.

5) Cleaning the Grout

The tiles aren’t the only part of your kitchen floor that will need cleaning – the grout that keeps your floor tiles together will likely also need a little makeover. Cif Power & Shine Bathroom Spray is the perfect combatant for this task. Spray on the grout, leave for a minute, and wipe the grime away!

6) Regular Maintenance

It’s crucial to maintain your tile floors to make sure you don’t end up with an unnecessarily daunting cleaning task. If you regularly sweep the kitchen floor with a damp mop and remove dust and dirt, your kitchen will easily look clean and fresh all of the time.

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Start cleaning with the kitchen floor in the farthest corner from the door. This way you won’t end up with any footprints on your freshly cleaned floors! Be sure to keep your kids and pets out of the way too – this will stop anyone else’s footprints (or paw prints) ruining your clean floors. Use Cif Express Direct to Floor cleaners to make cleaning the floor easier than ever! Just follow the directions on the label.

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