In tile cleaning just like in any endeavor one needs to use the proper tools in order to succeed. I’ve been cleaning flooring for quite some time (no numbers please otherwise you’ll guess my age) and have seen too many people waste time and effort just because they were not aware that the tools which were supposed to help them were in fact hindering them. Also, there has to be a method to the madness so that we maximized the energy and time we have.
My mom started my house cleaning training and it was then and it is now top to bottom cleaning. So before you clean your tiled floor please dust your furniture shelves and what have you first. We do not want to run the risk of cleaning our flooring only to have it dirtied later on because we did not dust beforehand. After dusting be sure to vacuum or sweep the area first. Sweeping or vacuuming removes dust and dirt so that when we mop the floor it will not be so muddy. Some of us probably have a sponge mop and are able to use it effectively on some surfaces; unfortunately this will not work for tiled floors. If you look at the picture on the top you’ll notice that tiles cleaned using a sponge mop moves the dirt and lodges it in the grout. A better alternative if you have it is a microfiber mop. Look at the picture at the bottom and notice that the mop is able to pick up the dirt effectively. If you are using a rag, then use circular movements to wipe the tile.