How to Clean Bathroom Tiles Effectively

1:08 PM 01/03/19

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While all the tiles we sell are incredibly durable, it's important that you clean your bathroom tiles properly to keep them looking their best. There are a variety of aspects you need to look out for.

Cleaning The Grout

The grout on your tiles is likely to be the first area you'll start to notice dirt, including mildew. You can use damp-resistant grout; however, you will still need to clean the grout every now and then. 

For minor dirt, you should use an old toothbrush and a mixture of baking powder and vinegar, which you can paste along the grout, leave for half an hour and then rinse away with warm water. This is a safe solution that won't damage the grout.

For more hard-wearing grime, you can use a chlorine-based bleach, however, only in extreme circumstances.

Clean Your Wall tiles

Most wall tiles can be cleaned simply with warm water and a soft cloth. However, for stubborn grime, you may want to use vinegar, which is safe to use on ceramic tiles. 

If your tiles are plain, you're fine to use a textured pad to clean your tiles. However, do not use a scouring pad on patterned tiles as you may wear away the print.

Before you clean your tiles, run the shower or dampen them with warm water as it will make the cleaning stage easier.

There are also specialist tile cleaning products available for stains and long-lived grime.

Always use a soft cloth or towel to dry your tiles after cleaning to prevent damage.

Cleaning Your Floor tiles

The wall tile cleaning method above works for floor tiles, too. However, if you want to save time and work through stubborn stains, consider using a steam cleaner, which will cut through the grime and leave your tiles shining. 

Make sure you wipe over your floor tiles before steaming them to remove debris and dust, which will ensure that you don't scratch your floor while cleaning your bathroom tiles.

Need further guidance on caring for your bathroom tiles? Contact our support team.

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