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Boring cleaning question - sorry - tiled floor

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roisin Wed 16-Mar-05 09:45:10

Our house is Edwardian, and has lovely decorative tiled floor in the hall and breakfast room. The hall is OK, but the breakfast room floor just seems to attract filth ... I don't know why.

I sweep daily, and mop every 3 or 4 days, but it still seems to get gradually dirtier and dirtier. Every 6 months or so I get down and scrub it on hands and knees, which is pretty back-breaking.

Does anyone else have a floor like this? Is there some sort of polish or sealant I can put on it to stop the tiles getting so grubby?

Cod Wed 16-Mar-05 09:46:21

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nailpolish Wed 16-Mar-05 09:47:02

do you really have a how clean is your house book cod?

flashingnose Wed 16-Mar-05 09:50:45

Doesn't Kleer do this? I know I bought some for a laminate floor but it wasn't suitable, but it would work for tiles and does exactly what you want, I think.

flashingnose Wed 16-Mar-05 09:53:57

Apologies, Johnsons Klear - Tescos sell it.

roisin Wed 16-Mar-05 13:42:20

Hi! Thanks for the suggestions so far.

Cod - what did the cleaning bible say?

Flashingnose - I did actually try Klear a year or so ago: I used to use it on some horrid lino at our old house. But on these tiles (sorry I don't know what they are called) it didn't seem to work, it didn't seem to put a protective film on them, rather it seemed more to be, I don't know, absorbed or something!

Anyone else got any tips?

Cod Wed 16-Mar-05 15:41:55

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Sponge Wed 16-Mar-05 15:45:59

I have a steam cleaner and cleaning tiles is the one thing it's really good at. Gets the dirt out of all the little dents and grooves. So the equivalent of your get down and scrub but without the hard work and every time you clean. Sealants don't seem to do anything much IME.

roisin Wed 16-Mar-05 16:02:10

Oh I like the idea of a steam cleaner. What else do they do? How much should I pay to get a decent one?

Cod Wed 16-Mar-05 16:16:44

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Sponge Wed 16-Mar-05 16:25:55

They're great for cleaning hard floors, spot cleaning upholstery amnd carpets (but not overall cleaning of either) and car wheels. They're not much cop at the other jobs they claim to be good at (or at least other things are much better at things like cookers and bathrooms).
Worth paying for a reasonable amount of steam pressure but you don't really need lots of attachments and gizmos.
I got mine from here .

roisin Wed 16-Mar-05 16:26:32

What's qvc? Is it a shop? Is it something southern
It sounds like a magazine!

Cod Wed 16-Mar-05 16:48:19

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roisin Wed 16-Mar-05 17:39:49

TV? What's that?

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