Type of Tile Cleaners

A tile used for covering floors, walls, and roofs, is manufactured from stone, ceramic, wood, metal, PVC or even glass. They are manufactured in different shape or size depending upon the market needs and consumers fascination. They are usually made from ceramic hard material either glazed or vitrified for internal use, particularly flooring. The unglazed types are used in roofing.

Maintaining and cleaning tile flooring is a task that can beautify the floors, remove stains/dirt, annihilate allergens, prevent abrasion/erosion, enhance environmental sanitation and maintain best possible friction if it uses for dancing.

Apart from the usual dirt and dust that can be clean with a broom or a vacuum cleaner, there is a variety of tile cleaning chemical solutions that can thoroughly clean the floor and joining points.

The conventional type of tile cleaners is usually vinegar, acids, Ammonia and bleaching compounds. However, one should be careful in selecting such chemicals and they need to know the correct use of it.


People use vinegar in a different solution to remove dirt and stains. This is fine as long as it is used in right mixture and later finished with normal water spray mopping. Otherwise, in the long run, using vinegar as a tile cleaner can etch away the finishing texture and shine from the hardwood floors.

Acidic cleaners

Most of the regular cleaners are acid based. Acid tile cleaner with different concentrations is widely available in the market. These are cheap cleaning chemicals. Acid cleaners react with dirt and stains; break them into dispersible particulates that can easily be mop-cleaned. In the long run, these cleaners heavily etch mineral based stone though they are less hostile to ceramic and wooden tiles.


Bleach type tile cleaner puts a superficial chemical layer upon the tiles to make them look brighter. They actually do not clean the surface dirt or stain. In order to remove dirt and stains, one has to pre mop it with water. The bleach is normally sodium hypochlorite. This chemical eats away Calcium based clay and Silica-based sand from concrete and ceramic tiles.


Ammonia solution is the most common tile cleaner available in several stores. Its action is also similar in prospects and consequences to that of vinegar but with an added property. Its smell is irritating to human but attractive to pets as it has urine like smell.

Branded Cleaners

A good tile cleaner doesn’t have corrosive or rusting properties. Safe branded cleaners are soap-less with pH set to normal and are sensitive to delicate flooring. Branded solutions are expensive but quite safe. For example, a terracotta cleaning solution of 5 liter capacity may cost something from 200$ to 300$ as compared to an ordinary brand in the price range of 15$ to 25$. It would be safe to check the brand conformity with GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia) 17-2207 standard for general surface cleaners.

If you want a thoroughly clean tile floorings, it is best to hire the reliable tile and grout cleaners Adelaide. They have the best cleaning solution for your tiles. They also know the latest proper cleaning techniques that will prevent to scratch your floors. Contact a reliable cleaning service now!