How To Clean Bathroom Tiles
It may not be the most thrilling subject, but grimy bathroom tiles is something that many people get very frustrated by. In a naturally moist and wet environment it’s understandable that your tiles will attract mould and dirt, as does shower glass. But you can stop them from getting beyond the point of no return. Stop staring at your bathroom tiles wishing they were shiny and clean! It’s time to get your hands dirty and restore them to their original sparkly clean state. Our experts are here to provide you with some handy tips on how to clean bathroom tiles and tile grout. Here are our top tips:
- Make sure you use rubber gloves at all times to protect your hands.
- If you are using strong cleaning products, open windows and make sure your bathroom is well-ventilated.
- If you run the shower at a high temperature and rinse your tiles in the hot water before cleaning it can help to open up the ceramic pores and make cleaning easier.
- Whatever cleaning solution you are using, always do a test on a small area to make sure it doesn’t damage your tiles. You will need to check with the manufacturer as to what chemicals/solutions you can and can’t use on their tiles, as every surface and material is different.
- Don’t mix different chemicals. So if you try and clean your tiles with one thing and it doesn’t work, don’t try again straight away with more powerful chemicals. Rinse your tiles, wait a few days and try again.
- Use an old toothbrush to scrub the grout, this is an excellent way of lifting dirt and debris.
- Use an old toothbrush in combination with a cleaning agent. You can either use a homemade solution or commercial cleaning product (see below).
- Always try the mildest cleaning solution first, there is no point using harsh cleaning products if you don’t need to.
- If you have grout that is covered in mould and dirt that just won’t seem to come out, try a steam cleaner.
- To prevent an ongoing buildup of mould, dry your tiles after each use. Open your bathroom windows regularly and invest in a decent bathroom fan.