Kitchen tiles must be cleaned in a timely manner. It is not imperative to clean them daily unless you are running a home-based catering business, or you have a commercial kitchen. Both floor and wall tiles in the kitchen must be cleaned routinely and hence the chore should be effortless. The effortlessness should not influence the effectiveness in any adverse way. The chore should be effortless despite being effective, so you can have a pleasant appearance all the time.
Kitchen tiles for the floor are not very different from those used in living rooms. The back-splashes are a different kind than the usual dados in other rooms. Tiles are easy to clean. You should not have much trouble with the usual dust and dirt. If you spend reasonably well on kitchen tiles, the surface will repel dust and the dirt build-up will be limited. The issue is not with dust or dirt but with stains and grime. Normal liquid stains, effect of vapour or moisture and odour are not a challenge. The main problem is with oil, butter, cheese and other greasy matter.
Most manufacturers of kitchen tiles will claim that a simple swipe of a damp piece of cloth, perhaps using a harmless cleaning agent, shall be enough to keep the tiles clean and glistening. In reality, most affordable tiles will fade and be discoloured in due course of time owing to the exposure to the stains. The vapour, steam or moisture will also cause sustained weathering, if not damage. Hence, it is imperative for you to prioritise the ease or effortlessness and effectiveness of cleaning kitchen tiles. Be sure of the material you choose, go for additional treatments and ensure impeccable installation so you do not have to deal with crevices that become dirtier and unsightly with each passing day.