They just need a lot of care and cleaning.
TIPS FOR CLEANING TILE
Here are a few tips on cleaning them correctly and effectively…
Mix a mild detergent with hot water and apply with a rag or chamois mop. Never use a sponge mop as it pushes dirty water into the grout and soils it. Change your bucket of cleaning solution often so you won’t have a dirty mop. That would leave a cloudy film of dirt on the floor. If you do end up with a hazy film on your tile floor, remove with an all-purpose cleaner.
Make sure the cleaner is non-abrasive so it won’t scratch the floor. You can also make your own cleaner by mixing lemon juice or vinegar with hot water. Apply it to the floor and then buff dry with a clean cloth. You can use a towel that you push over the floor with your foot.
For stubborn grout stains, mix a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to the stain. Let it sit overnight and then scrub with a nylon brush. Don’t use a metal brush as it will scratch the tile. Let the grout air dry, then put on a silicone-based grout sealer to resist future stains, grime, and dirt.
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