Regular vacuuming is the best way to deal with everyday dust and dirt.

For inevitable spills and accidents it’s best to treat the area as promptly as possible.

Scrape up any solids as soon as possible, working from the edges of the spill towards the centre so it doesn’t spread.

Excess liquid can be soaked up by placing a thick wad of absorbent paper over the area and pressing firmly. Sponge clean if required or the tiles can even be lifted and rinsed under the tap.

Normally you can use a mild detergent solution and scrub gently with a brush where necessary, but it is important to remove all traces of the detergent by rinsing.

Use absorbent paper to mop up as much excess moisture as possible, and allow to dry.

If you lift a tile to clean it, you should make sure it is dry before you put it back. But let it dry naturally - don't put it on a radiator or other artificially hot surface as this may damage the tile