So, what do you use? I'm not having great success... and its frustrating.
I have matt tiles and no matter what I seem to use it doesnt seem to clean them well and leaves a residue..?? (Pine o cleen, domestos, handy andy, vinegar...)
I wring my mop out really well, mop small sections with strong downward pressure, have changed the mop head... it should get easier to clean not harder!!
Also any other cleaning hints and tips are appreciated! My place gets very dusty so I use a small dustpan brush on a handle to do skirting before I vacuum.. That seems to work and I have just found this bathroom ajax stuff that cleans the glass and tiles like new...
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29-09-2013 10:22 #1Senior Member
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What do you use to clean your house?
29-09-2013 10:45 #2
I have matte tiles as well and I use a steam mop, I pour a little bit of eucalyptus oil on the floor where I first start because I like a scent. I've found a steam mop is the only way to do it without leaving streaks.
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29-09-2013 10:47 #3
As for dusting, I use a damp cloth and surface spray for the surfaces and a brush attachment on the vacuum for ceilings, skirtings and the lounges.
29-09-2013 11:08 #4
I second the steam mop for tiles.
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29-09-2013 14:38 #5
I use eucalyptus & dettol in hot water, leaves no marks & kills germs
DH 37 + me 33 = DS1 3.5 & DS2 10 wks
29-09-2013 14:41 #6
29-09-2013 14:46 #7Senior Member
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I also agree, the steam mop does wonders. We recently built and I got matte tiles as well. However, the builders maintenance inspector advised against using a steam mop as the tiles are porous and the dirt is just getting pushed under neath the grout. He believes it will lead to grout staining in the future.
I haven't stopped using mine though. I use a chemical I got for free at Godfreys when we bought my steam mop. It works brilliantly!
29-09-2013 14:49 #8
I was recently converted to microfiber and find it amazing!! It's chemical free so basically you clean with water!! I started with just cheapy ones from aldi and have upgraded to a Norwex mop and am so in love!! I have matte tiles and a huge living area, but it only takes me 10minutes to do my whole floor!! AMAZING!!
29-09-2013 14:50 #9
I use Enjo with boiling water but we built and got gloss tiles because the rental had Matt tiles and they constantly had streaks marks etc and it drove us nuts cleaning them.
29-09-2013 15:01 #10
OP I use the Enjo matt floor fiber and the method hard floor cleaner, I have white matt tiles and they look perfect after I mop them
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