19 Oct 2022, Read Time : 3 Min

How To Clean Bathroom Tiles & Restore Shine

Here are some simple ways to make your bathroom tiles shine and restore their old charm.

How to clean bathroom tiles and restore shine

Dark, dull and dingy bathrooms can be a big turn-off, especially when the festive season is around. And they can prove to be an extremely unsafe area too. Care must be taken to ensure that the safety aspect of the bathroom is maintained – or else it can have disastrous consequences.

Now, while safety is extremely important for bathrooms, it doesn’t mean you let go of the aesthetic appeal as well. A dull and worn-out bathroom can be a terrible impression on your guests. With time and constant exposure to water and moisture, tiles tend to grow stale or have a moist layer on them.

It can be pretty dangerous as it can get slippery and ruin the look.

Orientbell Tiles has a range of bathroom tiles that are not just aesthetically good-looking but are also extremely durable, with anti-skid and germ-free tiles being two of the most popular bathroom tile categories.

bathroom design

Anti-skid tiles are not only safe but also give an asethic look to your bathroom.

Here is How To Clean The Bathroom Tiles & Restore Shine

Regular Cleaning

regular bathroom cleaning

No matter how self-sufficient your flooring and hardware are, never let the bathroom and toilet areas go uncleaned for an extended period. They are a breeding ground for germs, bacteria, and fungi.

Regular cleaning is very important. Dry the area with a dry microfiber cloth or a mop since constant dampness can also lead to the growth of germs, bacteria and mould. However, weekly cleaning using a scouring liquid and a brush is the best way to ensure the bathroom and the hardware are clean enough to prevent germs.

Get The Grout

clean the grout between tiles

While cleaning the bathroom tiles, ensure you get into the nitty-gritty of the grout. The grout is often overlooked and tends to accumulate dirt and grime between the tiles, which is why it is important to get to that. If you can’t do it manually, give deep cleaning every month a go. You can also spot-clean using a toothbrush, scouring cream, or a cleaning solution. Stay away from abrasive cleaners as they might damage the surface of the tiles and mess the space up completely.

Also Read: How To Remove Food Stains from Tiles

Tough Treatments

Tough chemical Treatments for tile cleaning

Not all households or commercial spaces get normal or soft water. Hard water can wreak havoc on your bathroom floor tiles and wall tiles. They leave ugly mineral deposits on the floors and walls, along with soap scum.

1) You can use a limescale remover that effectively dissolves the discolouration or stains caused by hard water.

2) Warmed vinegar also helps to loosen these stains, thus making your cleaning job easier.

3) Try cleaning your tile floor using this DIY cleaning recipe ¼ cup white vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap and 2 gallons of hot water.

Ammonia – Great Tile Cleaner

Ammonia has been a great cleaning assistant when it comes to the upkeep of the tiles. Although it is a strong agent with a pungent smell, you need to dilute it with equal or more parts of warm water to offset its strong odour and nature.

Use it to mop the floor, and in areas where there are stains and grime settled, use a scrub and concentrate the area with the ammonia solution for targeted cleaning. Lastly, use a dry cloth to dry the entire space and keep the doors or windows open to allow for cross ventilation that will get rid of the odour naturally.

use Ammonia as a tile cleaner

Bathroom tiles probably need your attention as they are exposed to constant moisture and all-day water usage. It can create a very unsafe space where mishaps can easily occur. Cleaning the tiles regularly and not once in a blue moon will ensure that the safety, as well as the aesthetic, remain unaffected. This means a safer and healthier environment not only for you but for your entire family, including pets and children.

Keep an eye on any cracks or chips on the floor tiles, as that could be dangerous, and get that part replaced as quickly as possible. We hope now you got an idea of how to get the shine on your bathroom tiles back.

If you are looking for kitchen cleaning tips, read this insightful article on How To Clean Kitchen Tiles Perfectly?


Mannika Mitra

Mannika Mitra is an Arts Graduate from the Delhi University & a Post-Graduate Diploma holder in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has worked as a digital producer with new agency; ANI, NDTV & Hindustan Times before joining Orientbell Tiles as a part of their digital and content marketing team. Her interest in interior design and knowledge of tiles comes from her family of architects and Tile Shop owners. In her quest to write useful blogs that help users pick the right tiles and renovation inspiration, she frequently does research with architects, tile dealers among others. Apart from writing content for the website she loves to travel, know about various cultures and binge watch on OTT platforms.

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