Don’t neglect your outdoor tile, especially if it’s exposed to extreme weather elements. We give a brief overview of techniques to consider so you can enjoy it all summer long.
Tools to Use
For every day maintenance care, we recommend using a stiff bristle outdoor broom, and sweeping once a week. For tackling small stains break out the soft scrub brushes, and for larger, harsh stains consider a power washer, which can be rented at your local hardware store. Just be sure to avoid scratching the tile.
Chemicals for Tile
Whether it’s stone or ceramic, the cleaners you use need to be specifically for your type of outdoor tile. A good rule of thumb is to start with warm water and a soft scrub brush, then move on to a light, non-acidic cleaner if the stain doesn’t budge. If you are still having trouble, consider a 5-to-1 mixture of water and peroxide.
Tackle Grout Cleaning
Grout is notorious for attracting dirt. It’s porus so it can be difficult to clean with a broom or scrub brush, and narrow crevices can be tricky to work around. Use a soft-or medium-bristled toothbrush with your cleaner for those hard to reach places.
Looking for additional tips and tricks to care for outdoor tile? Mees specialists are available to help. Call (505)-969-5858 today!