Washing floor with warm water

@ronaldinu (12445)
Malta
December 8, 2008 4:30pm CST
This morning I helped in the house chores. I had the duty to wash the floors. The water was freezing. But my wife insisted not to add warm water. Is it true that washing the floor with hot or warm water makes the ceramic tiles appear dirty. Is this true?
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I have no idea I have never had ceramic tile floors. I am sure the lady of the house knows exactly what she is talking about and it is wise for you to do as she insisits. I know you don't like to be bossed by a lady but in this case she knows best. I hoped you used the warm water.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I mean didn't use warm water. Don't use that warm water.
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@arunmails (3013)
• India
17 Dec 08
I don't think so..... coz, washing with hot water will make only the clothes weak... not the floor......
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• United States
10 Dec 08
i have never heard of that.. too me it wouldnt be as clean because cold water isnt as good at fighting germs but hmm..
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
I have no idea, I never had ceramic tiles on the floor before. If it is true that is quite interesting and good to know.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Dec 08
Hi ronaldinu I always wash my floors with hot, hot water, not boiling but really hot. I have vinyl flooring so I don't know if that is the same but my floors certainly looks clean after I have washed it!
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Well, I clean houses for a living and have sone so for the last seven years. I have never washed anyones floors with cold water. I always use warm to hot water. I have never heard about washing a floor with cold water, that it helps it to look cleaner. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day,
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• China
9 Dec 08
Maybe it is true,but,I always wash floor with cool water.Thanks for your experience!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
9 Dec 08
i think warm water helps in removing the grimes faster.i learnt it from my maid. happy mylotting
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8 Dec 08
Hi ronaldinu, Well that is the first, no I hve not heard of that, then again I don't have ceramics follor tiles. Tamara
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Once it hits the floor it is cold, so what is the point? Not only that, unless the water is boiling, remains that hot for a few minutes, it will not disinfect the floor. And... why do you need a disinfected floor? LOL There is no need to wash anything with hot water. Most detergents cut grease anyway. I do not think the warm water will affect the look of the tiles, but why waste the energy?
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I don't know, I've never heard that. I put a little vinigar in my water to make the floor shine. When it dries there is no smell. Good dfor you helping clean the floors.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I am sorry but I have never heard that before and I have always washed my floors with warm or even hot water. I always thought that it got off more dirt and germs that way. But everyone has their ways of doing things different.
@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jan 09
I would use warm water. The detergent mixes with warm water much easier than cold. It doesn't have to hot, just warm. I think the tiles are going to look dirt because of the hard water. And if it partially the detergent i would think it wouldn't matter whether the water is hot or cold or warm.
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I am not so sure of this question myself. I just assumed that warm water or hot water mixed in with the right detergent would clean just as well. I will sometimes add bleach to my water before mopping a kitchen floor.
• India
9 Dec 08
Hi, we don't have freezing water here. This is India. LOL!! But I guess hot water does have an adverse effect on your tiles. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
9 Dec 08
I have never heard of that.. All i know is that, i will normally be using cold or room temperature water to wash the floor. ONe thing, it's more convenient, and also easier to wash, unlike warm water.. haha ^_^ I guess your wife has her reasons as to dun let u add warm water to it, and u have to ask her why.. hehe
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I don't know, I always wash my floors using hot water, but I don't have ceramic floors, they are vinyl. I've never heard of that before, so does it work?
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Hey ronaldinu! I've never heard that before. If it's true I really don't know about it! But even if it is I sure as hell wouldn't wash my floor with ice cold water anyway! I've never known anyone to do that and I don't see how it would make a difference. I wouldn't wash them with extremely hot water, but I still wouldn't wash them with ice cold water either. I need to check into this further. Does she mean that if the water is too hot that it leaves a film? That might be possible, but again I wouldn't use extremely hot water.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I have never heard that! That's very interesting. I always use warm water...if I didn't I couldn't get up half the stuff that's stuck to it. My little granddaughter likes to bake and some of it ends up on the kitchen floor...so I use warm soapy water to clean it!
• United States
9 Dec 08
not that i ever heard of but then i dont have ceramic floors