Are You Cleaning Your Bathroom Tiles the Right Way?

It’s essential to keep the tiles in your bathoom clean for hygiene and aesthetic reasons. Here’s a step-by-step process to clean them effectively.

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How to Clean Tiles

The tiles in your bathroom need regular care and upkeep, especially tile grout –the paste used to fill the gaps between tiles – which is absorbent. Apart from getting stained easily, particularly if it’s white or pale-coloured, grout absorbs moisture, dust and dirt, and harbours mould and mildew.

Before you begin cleaning, it’s a good idea to keep the shower in your bathroom on. The warm water which flows over the tiles encourages the grout pores to open and release tightly-held dirt and mould spores.

Let’s see how you can clean your tiles the right way.

Step 1:

Wipe the bathroom tiles with a clean, dry cloth.

Step 2:

Make a paste of baking soda, vinegar and water, 1-cup each, and mix it well.

Step 3:

Apply the mixture directly on the tiles using a clean cloth and leave it there for 30 minutes.

Step 4:

Using a scrubbing pad, thoroughly scrub the bathroom tiles.

Step 5:

Rinse with plain water.

Step 6:

Take a clean, dry cloth and wipe the entire area dry.

For areas continually exposed to warm, damp conditions, you may need to repeat this process at least once every two days for optimum results.

Cleaning tiles at home can be a fairly swift and simple and effective process.

Key Step

While it’s tempting to try a homemade cleaner, Cleanipedia recommends choosing a specially designed commercial cleaning product to clean your tiles. These are also great because they help inhibit the growth of mould and mildew. This will make your task fast and easy.

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