Are you looking to get your bathroom or kitchen tiles sparkling clean? Before you start scrubbing away, here are four top tips to help you eliminate limestone stains and grease splatters from your tiles.
1. Properly Cleaning Bathroom Tiles
If you want to save yourself a lot of effort when cleaning bathroom tiles, it's a good idea to remove them after every shower or bath.
Here is the cleaning procedure you can follow:
- For a thorough clean, it's best to use a glass cleaner or a universal cleaning product. Add a few drops of your chosen cleaning product to a bucket of warm water.
- Take a cloth and dip it in the water. Carefully scrub the bathroom tiles.
- After scrubbing, polish the tiles with a dry cloth.
In the case of stubborn limestone stains, you can use orange peels to help remove them. Rub the orange peels on the scaled surfaces and let them sit for half an hour. Then, remove the residue with a hand shower and work with a soft, damp sponge.
It's important to avoid using vinegar and citric acid too often when cleaning tiles. While they can effectively dissolve limestone stains, they can also damage the grout. If you still want to use vinegar or citric acid, dilute them with water and avoid the grout during cleaning. Scrub the tiles with a second cloth and a small amount of dish soap.
For cleaning natural stone tiles, add some Marseille soap to warm water in a mop bucket and wipe the stones with a damp cloth.
2. Properly Cleaning Kitchen Tiles
To remove grease stains from kitchen tiles, it's best to use dish soap. Add a few drops of dish soap to warm water and wipe the tiles with it. Then, scrub the tiles with a kitchen towel to dry them.
If you have stubborn stains, Marseille soap can be useful. Apply a small amount of soap to a soft brush and work on the stain. You can either let dry encrustations soak or gently remove them with a scraper.
3. Cleaning the Floor Tiles
Start by removing dust, lint, and loose dirt from the floor tiles. Then, add a small amount of universal cleaner to a bucket of water. Use a mop or a commercially available fringed broom to clean the floor. Check the user manual of the cleaning product for the recommended water temperature.
4. Cleaning Tiles with a Window Vacuum?
Window vacuums are popular tools for cleaning, and it may seem logical to use them on tiles as well. However, due to the tile joints, the surface is not as smooth as a window, and window vacuums have their limitations. These devices leave drops on the tiles, which need to be manually touched up. It's best to avoid using a window vacuum and clean the tiles by hand instead.
With these tips, your tiles will regain their sparkling cleanliness. If you're feeling unstoppable in your cleaning frenzy, you can also clean the grout. Check out our guide on how to proceed with cleaning the kitchen.