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    Default What do you use to clean your house?

    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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    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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    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.

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    I second the steam mop for tiles.

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    I use eucalyptus & dettol in hot water, leaves no marks & kills germs


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsoptomistic View Post

    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...
    Can I ask what the Ajax stuff is? I'm always looking for something that will clean the shower well. At the moment I have been using lemon on the glass but am keen to find something better.

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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!

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    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!!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellavista View Post
    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.
    Erh as an Enjo consultant I'd have to advise you to be really weary using boiling water, it can damage the fibres as they are not meant to be in contact with water over 60oC.

    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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