Tiles have been one of the preferred bathroom options in the last few years. Their durability and shiny finish are why people choose them for flooring living rooms, kitchens, and even bedrooms.
However, though durable, their glossy finish makes dirt more noticeable.
Besides, the methods to clean bathrooms are usually exhausting and can leave you with sore arms from too much scrubbing. But keep reading, and by the end, you’ll know how to clean your shower tiles effortlessly.
How to clean shower tiles without scrubbing
Remember that grime on your bathroom tiles can be hazardous as bacteria will grow over it. So, if you want to clean them while saving time, effort, and money, here are the best ways to do it.
Method #1. Make a paste with baking soda
You may know the exceptional cleaning properties of baking soda. This time you can take advantage of it to clean your tiles.
To clean your bathroom tiles:
- Mix baking soda and just enough water to make a paste. Mess around with the quantities until you reach toothpaste thickness.
- Apply the paste over all the surfaces with soap scum or dirt.
- After a few minutes, use a cloth (preferably a coarse-textured rag) to wipe the paste in a circular motion.
- Finally, rinse the area with warm water until no residue remains and dry with a clean cloth to minimize any moisture left.
Extra tip: For increased effectiveness, spray the paste with vinegar. You’ll notice a bubbling reaction that will help you remove the dirt. Carry on with all the remaining steps as normal.
Method #2. Apply hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is eco-friendly and easy to get—you may already have it in your stash. To get on with this method, you’ll need to fill a spray bottle with one part water and two parts hydrogen peroxide. Next, spray the solution over the tiles and let them soak for 30 minutes.
After it takes effect, wipe off the loosened stains with a clean towel and then dry the area.
For tougher stains:
- Mix one part peroxide and two parts baking soda to make a paste.
- Apply to the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Then, wipe the surface with a cloth and rinse to eliminate the remains.
Method #3. Go with the always reliable vinegar
If you don’t have hydrogen peroxide at home, try this method. Make a solution with two cups of vinegar and one cup of dishwashing soap, then microwave it for 2 minutes. Once heated, put the solution in a spray bottle.
Before applying it, shake the bottle to mix it up thoroughly. You’ll have to spray the tiles with soap scum and wait a few minutes for the solution to do its job. Wipe it off with a clean rag and dry it once ready.
Extra method: prevent the buildup
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