Tile adds a sophisticated, luxurious look in your bathroom, but after installation, many people want to know the best way to clean bathroom wall tiles. Just like other surfaces in your bathroom, soaps scum and water residue can build up, dulling the shine of your tile. In addition, because tiles have grout, moisture can lead to mold and mildew build-up if they are not cleaned regularly and properly.
Routine Care Important
One of the best ways to keep your tile clean is to perform routine care. There are really no special treatments necessary and it is not an intensive process. Mix two tablespoons of all-purpose cleaner in one gallon of hot water. Use a mop or sponge to clean the tile. If you have difficulty reaching areas of the shower with a hand-held sponge, put the solution in a spray bottle. Wait 15 minutes and then wipe away.
Use Household Items
Cleaning tiles in bathrooms does not require you to invest in expensive cleaning supplies. Baking soda and vinegar are some of the best cleaners you can use. A cleaning solution of a half cup of vinegar, a half cup of ammonia and a quarter borate detergent in a gallon of hot water can restore shine to your tiles. These ingredients, even though they are natural, can be harsh on the skin. Also, be sure that you mix the vinegar into the water and then the baking soda as these are the same chemicals used in science fair volcanos. Vinegar is also a good household cleaner to use on hard water stains. Fill a spray bottle to treat the stains and wait a few minutes before wiping the tiles down. If your tile has lost its shine, the best way to clean bathroom wall tiles is to use furniture polish or lemon oil. Spray them on the tile and buff with a soft cloth to bring out the shine. This only works on wall tiles, however, as it can make floors and tubs slippery.
Pay Attention to the Grout
No matter how shiny your tile is, if the grout is not clean it will continue to look dirty. A wet sponge or old toothbrush are the best options for scrubbing grime from grout. For larger areas, use a scrub bush with soft bristles when cleaning tiles in bathroom tubs and in other areas. You can use the same solution you use for general maintenance to clean grout.
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