Dirt and grime buildup, along with regular use can make your pristine bathroom tiles look dull and drab. Moreover, dirty bathrooms are also the perfect spot for mold and bacterial growth.
To prevent this, you need to clean your bathroom tiles effectively. In this blog, our experts will show you the best ways to do that. It will help you keep your bathroom looking spotless and maintain its appearance.
Best Ways to Clean Bathroom Floor Tiles
⇒ Consider Your Tile Type
Before you start cleaning, you should determine the type of tile your bathroom has. Doing so will help you choose the right cleaning products for your bathroom floor and prevent damage.
If you have ceramic, porcelain, or marble tiles, you can generally use most cleaning products on them, but avoid using bleach or abrasive tools to clean them. For other types of tiles, like ones made of glass and natural stones, don’t use any acidic solutions or abrasive items, as that can cause excessive damage.
⇒ Gather All the Things You’ll Need
Once you know your tile type, gather all the supplies you will need to clean it. Here is what you’ll need to clean ceramic and porcelain tiles.
- Scrubbing brush
- Baking soda
- Liquid dish soap
- Microfiber cloths
⇒ Mix the Cleaning Solution
Next, make the solution you will use to clean the bathroom floors. You can also buy a store-bought cleaner, but if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, vinegar, baking soda, and liquid dish soap are great alternatives.
So, for standard cleaning, mix one cup of warm vinegar with half a cup of liquid dishwashing detergent. Again, avoid using vinegar if you have natural stone tiles. Instead, you can use warm water and a liquid dish soap mixture.
⇒ Spray on the Tiles
Pour your solution into a spray bottle or a large bucket if you are cleaning a bigger bathroom. Then, spray the cleaner on the bathroom floor and cover the entire area. Pay extra attention to heavily stained areas. Let the solution sit on the floor for at least 10-14 minutes to make stain removal easier.
⇒ Mop and Scrub
Mop the bathroom floor using a mop with a microfiber heath. Start from the corner opposite the exit and make your way towards it. Move the mop in a circular motion to effectively remove the dirt, grime, and dust from it. Keep a bucket of clean water to the side and dip the mop into it after each pass. Change the water when it gets dark and murky.
Next, use a scrub brush or old toothbrush to clean the grout lines. Scrub all the accumulated dirt and grime away. Repeat the pattern till you cover the entire bathroom.
After you finish cleaning, rinse the tiles with water to prevent the solution from forming a film on the tiles. We recommend using warm water for this, as it will help loosen the dirt particles. Rinse till the water runs clear.
⇒ Remove Excess Moisture
Finally, avoid the common tile cleaning mistake of leaving water on the tiles for longer. It can lead to mold growth, which can affect your health adversely. Wipe away the water with a squeegee, then dry with a cloth.
⇒ If Stains Persist
If you can still see visible stains on your bathroom floors, make a cleaning paste with baking soda and water in a 3:1 ratio. Mix the paste thoroughly and dip a toothbrush into the mixture. Scrub the stained area in a circular motion till you can no longer see the stain.