A bathroom is used every day. This means the tile and grout in the bathroom will become very dirty in a short period of time. Tile and grout can develop soap scum, mildew, and hard water build up. When tile and grout develops these hard water deposits, soap scum and mildew, it can be hard to get it off. When your home’s tile and grout develop these types of grime and you are looking for better ways to clean your bathroom, Heart of Texas Chem-Dry will share a few tips on how to clean your tile and grout.
What is the Best Cleaner to Clean Tile & Grout?
If you have either ceramic or porcelain tile in your bathroom, this can be a bit more difficult to clean than those made of natural stone. It is important to know what type of tile you have in your bathroom. If you have natural stone the cleaning method must be much more delicate than when cleaning porcelain or ceramic tile. Natural stone tile must be cleaned with a cleanser designed to clean natural stone. It is important to avoid any other type of cleanser on natural stone or you can cause more damage. However, if you have ceramic or porcelain tile you can use vinegar to clean the tile and remove even hard water and soap scum.
Is Vinegar Safe for Tile & Grout?
If you are using vinegar on your porcelain or ceramic tile, you will want to use a white vinegar mixed with equal parts water. Along with your diluted vinegar mixture, you will need a brush to clean the tile and grout. A stiff toothbrush often works well for the grout lines. Along with vinegar, you may want to use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for hard water or mineral buildup.
For cleaning the tile and grout you will want to pre-treat the tile and grout by applying hot water for 5 minutes. The hot water will help loosen up the grime on tile and grout. For your porcelain and ceramic tile, spray the vinegar over the tile and grout thoroughly. Leave the vinegar on the tile and use the brush to clean the tile and the toothbrush on the grout. If you have more stubborn hard water deposits or soap scum that will not come off with the vinegar make a paste with the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Make sure to wear rubber gloves and apply the paste to the area with the stubborn grime. Leave the paste on the tile and grout until the paste is completely dry. Once the paste is dry, it will easily break off and be wiped away. Make sure to rinse the tile off afterwards. If you used vinegar to clean the tile, it may smell a bit. You can open the window to help allow the odor to leave the bathroom as well as to allow air to circulate to dry out the tile.
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Tile can be very difficult to clean and often requires a bit of elbow grease. If you need your tile cleaned and find you need help, contact Heart of Texas Chem-Dry for professional tile and grout cleaning and more.