One of the best surfaces to use your steam mop on is ceramic flooring. Today we want to help you choose the best steam mop for tile floors. And if you are of the few people who do not own a steam mop then today is your lucky day. We will give you several reasons why you need too and a link to all of our steam mop reviews.
Even better than that is in this post we are going to give you a comprehensive guide on how to clean your ceramic floors with your handy dandy steam mop. This is some awesome information you don’t want to miss out on.
For whatever reason most folks don’t quite understand that steam mops are the perfect cleaning tool for ceramic floors. The superheated steam generated from the steam mop is the perfect weapon to lift up that grime and dirt that is caked onto your floors. What makes them even better is not only do they clean the floors steam mops sanitize them at the same time. Most steam mops eliminate over 99.9% of bacteria and germs.
Steam mops weren’t just designed for ceramic floors, they clean and sanitize many other different types of floors from laminate floors to even your carpeted surfaces. For more on how to clean your carpet floors with your steam mop check out this post in our steam mop hacks section. But truthfully steam mops clean ceramic and tile floors better than any other surfaces, its almost like they were designed for each other. Don’t believe me, then read on and see with these simple steps how easy it is to clean your ceramic floors.
Prepping your ceramic Flooring
First step to cleaning your floor is to sweep up all the dirt and dust on the floor itself, the best weapon for this chore is a broom and dustpan or a vacuum. The most important thing is to make sure you clean up any loose debris and dirt on the floor before pulling out your steam mop.
Prepping your steam mop for operation
After the floor has been swept it is time to get your steam mop ready. This is probably one of the easiest steps. All you have to do is put water in the water tank or reservoir, install a clean pad, and heat it up. One thing to note is that you should use distilled water and not tap water. Tap water can have minerals and scale that can buildup inside your steam mop and short circuit the life of your steam mop.
Even worse is if you add cleaning chemicals to your steam mop, the chemicals can actually be worse than adding just plain water. The chemicals can leave a residue on your flooring surface or even worse plug up your steam mop and render it useless.
Time to get Busy Steam Mopping
Now it is time to start having fun. All you have to do now is start steam mopping your floor. The easiest way to tackle even the biggest floors is to divide and conquer. Divide the floor into smaller sections and clean each section one at a time. This will actually be faster than trying to clean the whole surface at once. Follow these simple tips and your Ceramic floor will be spotless in no time. If you enjoyed this post please share it with your friends and leave us your ceramic floor cleaning tips below.