Tiles that are kept in good condition and cleaned regularly not only contribute to the aesthetic appeal of our home but also help to keep a clean, risk-free, and healthy atmosphere for your family. Tiles can continue to exude the same sense of vibrancy and newness even after years of use if they are properly cared for and maintained. There are many types of mops to clean your tiles, but make sure they don’t destroy the surface. It is important to find out the kind of tile that is used in your flooring, as well as in your kitchen and bathrooms. The best mop for tile floors may be selected depending on your individual surfaces. Often people opt in for a shower mop or mop and vac, but keep in mind that some surfaces can be scratched by a vacuum cleaner. This is a list of some very popular types of tiles.

Slate Tiles
Slate tiles are crafted from a natural stone and may be recognised by their unmistakable layered surface texturing, which is exclusive to slate and makes them easy to identify. It is common practise to utilise slate tiles for flooring both inside and outside of buildings. They are an alternative that is long-lasting and inexpensive, despite the fact that they are prone to scratching. In order to keep slate floors in good condition, you should never use any harsh chemicals or acid as this could cause the slate to deteriorate. Instead, you should use warm water and a ph neutral floor cleaner. After you have mopped the floor, let it dry naturally. In the event that there is a spill, make sure to clean it up as soon as possible. It is important to keep in mind that slate floors require regular and thorough cleaning in order to prevent the accumulation of dirt and to maintain the finish's shiny appearance. The best floor mop to maintain slate tiles would be the Dusting Pad in combination with the Hedgehog Soft or Hedgehog Gold Range.

Travertine Tiles
It might be challenging to clean the grout between travertine tiles due to the fact that you do not want to ruin the appearance of the travertine while you are cleaning the grout joints. The most common finishes for travertine tiles are polished or honed. Acidic tile and grout cleaning chemicals are able to damage travertine, just like they can damage most other types of stone tiles. Travertine should never be cleaned with any kind of acidic cleaner because doing so could cause the surface to become pitted. When it comes to a floor made of travertine tiles, never use any cleaning agent that contains chlorine. The coating on your travertine tile floors is susceptible to being irreparably harmed by some types of acidic materials so the best mop for tile floors would be the Hedgehog Soft Pad in combination with a ph neutral floor cleaner. 

Porcelain Tiles
Tiles made of porcelain can have a natural surface, a polished finish, or a glazed finish. They can come in a broad variety of colours, shapes, and textures. Porcelain tiles require little work to maintain. When it comes to maintaining and cleaning porcelain floor tiles, routine sweeping is required to prevent debris from getting into the grout. Always be careful when using a steam mop for tile surfaces, as this could have an impact on the grout. After each shower, wipe down the walls of the bathroom to ensure that the grout remains dry. Porcelain tiles are ideal for use in bathrooms. Because sealed porcelain tiles have a barrier that keeps stains on the surface, cleaning surfaces that are tiled with porcelain only needs to be done with soapy water and a cloth most of the time. Because porcelain is a tile that is both robust and long-lasting, unclean grout can be washed away with high pressures as long as the grout is first sealed.

Marble Tiles
Marble is famous for the veining pattern that is unique to each individual piece and does not repeat itself. No matter if you are using a touchless mop or red mop with replaceable single-use pads, it is important to keep an eye on the ingredients of your detergent as harsh components can destroy the marble. This pattern gives marble its distinctive appearance. Tiles made of marble, after being polished, become exceedingly smooth and shine with a beautiful sheen. They are available in a wide range of colours that are both natural and rich, which makes them a lovely decoration for the home. Marble, on the other hand, is a porous material and needs to be treated with great care because it may easily become stained and scratched in high-traffic areas. If the accident is not cleaned up immediately, it may be difficult to remove acidic items such as fruit juice, sodas, and sauces from the surface. Marble can be stained by anything, including cleaning solutions that are also acidic and even the best cordless steam mop may have an impact on the grout. In order to maintain the gleaming appearance of marble tiles, any spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible with warm water and a gentle cleanser. Marble tiles are readily stained, so it is important to ensure that marble floors are always dried with a clean cloth or mop.

Ceramic Tiles
Clays are baked at high temperatures to create ceramic tiles, which results in the tiles having a very high level of durability. Because they are resistant to discolouration and moisture, they can be quite easy to clean and maintain. To clean ceramic floors, first remove any loose debris and grime from the area by vacuuming or sweeping it. The floor should next be washed with a ph neutral floor cleaner and water using a Hedgehog Floor Pad. This pad comes with fine bristles that clean between your grout. Avoid using a sponge because it can force unclean water into the spaces between the grout lines. If the tiles still have a hazy look, use scrubbing fibre with water only to remove the debris and residue from the tiles. If the tiles still have a foggy appearance, buff the surface with a soft, dry cloth to give it a finishing touch. Often people use too much of the ph neutral floor cleaner or not enough water, which could cause streaks. 

Tiles made of glass and various metals
When cleaning tiles made of glass or metal, you should avoid using any products or applicators that are abrasive. Because of the shiny sheen that this particular style of tile possesses, it is easy to scratch. Additionally, glass and metallic tiles should be dusted with a Dusting Floor Pad before they are mopped every single time. This is due to the fact that sweeping or cleaning the floor while there is still dirt on it will just serve to spread the sand around, which will harm the tiles. 

In the course of our weekly cleaning, we will all inevitably come upon grout as an obstacle. No matter how much we scrub it, it always has a tendency to become dirty and discoloured, regardless of whether it is in your bathroom or on the flooring. Grout is a type of material that is spread in between tiles in order to fill the gaps between them and to keep the tiles from coming apart. Because it is a rough and porous material, it is very easy for dirt and grime to cling to it and become embedded in it. Additionally, liquid contaminants have the ability to permeate deep within the grout, which can cause it to seem discoloured. This can be seen on the flooring that is tiled and in the grout between the tiles in your bathroom.

What is the best way to mop floors and clean the grout?
If you have grout that is unclean and discoloured, we suggest first dampening a Viva Ultra Cleaning Cloth and then working Blue Cleaning Paste into the stained area. This is what you should do if you have grout. After use, simply give it a quick rinse; additional cleaning is not required. There are many types of mops available, but just keep in mind that the fibres should be able to absorb the residue rather than moving it around.

You can keep the Blue Cleaning Paste on your Viva Ultra Cleaning Cloth for your next cleaning by not rinsing the cloth and storing it with the other products in the same container. After the grout buildup has been eliminated, you will be able to keep this area clean by employing the Floor Cleaning Mop equipped with the bigger Hedgehog Gold Floor Cleaning Pad.

It does not matter what kind of tile you have; in order to keep them looking brand new, you really need to have them maintained on a regular basis. The best way to mop floors is to start with the proper research on your surfaces. Ha-Ra offers a large and a small mop, which also fits easily under furniture. Do not hesitate to give us a call and check which is the best floor mop for your surfaces. Tile and grout cleaning is one of the cleaning tasks that should be done right from the start. If you are using a touchless mop, red mop or a spin mop and bucket set, just make sure the pads can absorb residue and not only move it from one place to the other.

The best mop for tile floors not only makes your tiled surfaces gleam, but it also helps get rid of the unpleasant bacteria that are developing in between your tiles. And if you are looking for the best floor mop for wood floors, consider the Mach 6 Floor Pad, as it’s designed with powerful Nano-Fibres to clean and absorb in one step without leaving too much moisture behind.