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Tips on How to Clean Your Bathroom Tile Flooring

images-3 Bathrooms are one of the busiest rooms in the house, so it’s no wonder that bathroom floor tiles need to be cleaned regularly. For homes with children, bathrooms can get messier more quickly. It’s important to wash off dirt that have accumulated on tiles each week to make sure your flooring’s original luster lasts for years to come.

Below are some easy tips on how to clean your bathroom floor tiles:

  • Prevent mold growth in your grout and shower tiles by drying moist surfaces with a clean, dry mop or cloth.
  • Apply a tile cleaning solution once a week on your tiles and grout, especially on areas where dirt is visible. Here are some suggestions for Eco-Friendly and Green Tile Cleaners.
  • To clean hard-to-reach areas, use a clean toothbrush.
  • For stubborn dirt, use a hand-bristled brush to scrub tiles.
  • To help scrub away dirt even faster, use a vinegar solution. Mix 1 part vinegar and 5 parts water. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle and spray it on the tile and other similar surfaces in the bathroom. Leave the solution on for 10-15 minutes so that the dirt goes into the solution. Scrub away the surface and wash it with water.
  • You can also use baking soda to help clean away dirt. Sprinkle baking soda on your cleaning cloth or sponge and apply it on your tiles. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Then, scrub the area and rinse with water.
  • Remember to rinse off areas with plain, clean water and make sure the tile floor is dry before you allow people to enter the bathroom. More tile cleaning and maintenance tips.

What other tile cleaning tips can you add to this list? For more information on tile flooring, contact us. We’ll be happy to help you bring your design ideas to life! 

 

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Green and Safe Tile Cleaners

Tiles are a popular choice for flooring because of their durability. Almost every home has a tile floor in it, especially kitchens and bathrooms. Tiles are also perfect for high traffic areas and require little maintenance.

However, to keep your tiles looking brand new, they’ll need regular cleaning. We recommend tile cleaners that are gentle on the tiles as well as the environment. Natural tile cleaners are also affordable because you might just find them already in your home.

Below is a list of green tile cleaners that will not damage your tiles in any way and will be safe to use around children and pets as well.

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Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is a great alternative to cleaners that contain bleach. Lemon has natural acidic properties that will help easily remove stains on tiles. It also has antibacterial properties to it that will kill bacteria, but will not have the harmful effects of bleach. Lemon also is a great deodorizer, so not only will it help your floor looking clean, your whole room will smell clean, too.

 

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Salt – This is a great natural cleaner that every home has in their kitchen. Salt has strong cleaning properties that will clean and deodorize all type of tile flooring. To use salt as a natural cleaner, simply mix salt with hot water. Squeeze some lemon juice in your mix for a great smell and added sanitizing power.

 

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Distilled White Vinegar – For generations, distilled white vinegar has been used for its cleaning properties that are non-toxic and effective to use. Similar to lemon juice, distilled white vinegar also helps deodorize tiles while cleaning them. It can easily get rid of odors that are tough to remove. It can also cut through grease stains without much effort.

 

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Borax – Borax is a great cleaner to have in the home. It’s often used as a laundry detergent, but borax can be used to clean your tiles and keep it sanitary. Safe and effective, Borax is also used to ward off pests such as bugs and cockroaches. It’s a great cleaner to use if you want to clean your tiles and get rid of pests too. Simply rub Borax into the floor where there is dirt and then rinse it off with water.

 

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Washing Soda – Washing soda may not be commonly found in people’s homes, but you can easily make washing soda from baking soda using tips from Nature’s Nurture Blog. Washing soda is also a non-toxic and effective cleaner for tiles because its ability to remove grease and tough stains. To apply, simply mix some washing soda with water to create a paste, then rub gently onto the stains. Leave it on for about half an hour, and then rinse with water.

 

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