5 Ways To Keep Ceramic Tile In Our Bathroom Sparking Clean
When guests and distant relatives enter our bathroom and turn on the lights, they expect a nice environment. Unfortunately, they could have a muffled shriek when they see our dirty floor. One of the components of our bathroom is ceramic tiles. They could brighten up our bathroom, but it could also become dirty and moldy. If we won’t disappoint guests who seem to have a fetish about using a spotless clean bathroom, we should make sure that ceramic tiles are properly clean. Here are things we should do:
This should be a mantra for our daily activity. This should be easy enough to do and we could do it only five minutes each day. There should be a hidden container for mopping tool in our bathroom and we could do task while we are bathing. This is a simple method from preventing dirt and dust from piling up. We may also dry up the tiles with dry mop to prevent the mold and mildew formation.
We may use furniture made of plastic, aluminium, metal and wood in our bathroom. We could prevent wear and tear by installing non abrasive pads on the legs. They should also facilitate easier movement and shuffling.
Perform more intensive cleaning during weekend
Other than the daily regimen of mopping with only plain water, we may also use special solution during the weekend. Instead of adding potentially toxic cleaning chemical, we could add half cup of vinegar for each gallon of water. The slightly acidic water will help to remove some of the more stubborn dust and encrusted organisms on the tile. We should let it sit for about ten minutes and mop again with plain water. We should be aware that improper soaps can dull the tile surface.
Eventually, we will need something more potent than just vinegar and tap water. Our guest could track his mud-soiled shoes on our spotless bathroom tiles. After the guest leaves the house, we shouldn’t hold in the urge of cleaning the mess fast. Mud could cause stubborn marks on the tiles and grouts. It is a time to use the bleach.
Use dry paper towel to wipe the excess mud and avoid spreading it. Eventually, we could see that some stains still remain. Add 500ml of bleach to one bucket of water. We should use thick rubber gloves, because bleach can be harsh on our skin. We should let the solution sits for 30 minutes and rinse the ceramic tile with water. We may need to repeat the process a few times until we regain the sparky, shiny look in our bathroom.
Clean the grout
The cemented space between our tiles is called grout. In most cases, grout has white or bright color. Unfortunately, because it is slightly recessed, dirt and organic material may accumulate, making it an ideal breeding ground for molds, mildew and bacteria. After a few months, we could start to see some mild discolorations. When it happens, we should start a more extensive cleaning task. Use a quarter ounce of mild detergent for each bucket of water. Scrub the grout with non-abrasive cloth.