Are you able to clean your bathroom tiles as part of your regular kitchen and bathroom cleaning routines? It is one of the most time-consuming chores, so I am guessing not. But we all need to be regularly cleaning our tiles. Then, we should use a tile scrub to clean our tiles as often as necessary (i.e. when they become stained or grimy).
Although it is not difficult to clean bathroom tiles, many people have difficulty with it. The main reason is that they use the wrong tile cleaner. Here’s my best tile floor cleaner recipe!
Many people throw whatever cleaning product they have at their tiles. Although it may seem harmless, using the wrong cleaning products can cause damage to your tiles. It will not leave your tiles cleaner than they need and may cause more damage than you think.
My DIY tile scrub costs very little, is non-toxic, and can be used for a variety of purposes. This scrub is ideal for grout and tiles that are stained or dull looking. You can also find detailed information in my article How to Clean Bathroom Tiles. It covers the different types of tiles as well as the products, tools and techniques required to clean them. You should also check out the article.
Let’s now talk about DIY tile scrub.
Why DIY Tile Cleaner?
It is possible for tiles to become stained and dull very quickly. Tiles can quickly become stained and dull from soap scum, mold, mildew, as well as regular dirt and grime. There are many products available for tile cleaning. When possible, I prefer DIY tile scrub.
You know me well enough to know that I love a good DIY project. Many store-bought cleaners for tile cleaning contain harsh chemicals. These chemicals can produce fumes during cleaning. This stuff is not good for you, especially if you are cleaning small spaces such as the bathroom.
These products have been tested and again tested. If you choose to buy store-bought products that is fine. Nothing bad will happen. Personally, I prefer to make my homemade recipes whenever possible. Less ingredients and additives feel better for me and the environment.
Store-bought cleaners are just as expensive as DIY. That’s enough reason for me. Let’s now talk about making a DIY tile scrub at our home.
The Best Tile Cleaner Recipe
This DIY tile cleaner is an easy and effective way to clean your tiles. This DIY cleaner is a powerful cleaning tool that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals like store-bought cleaners. It can even clean stained grout. You only need:
1/4 cup dish soap
1/4 cup baking soda
2 tsps hydrogen peroxide
10 drops essential oil (optional)
Take a small bowl, and add all the ingredients. You may not be able to throw unless your aim is exceptional. Mix everything together until it is well combined. When you are done, your mixture should be thin.
Tea tree essential oil is a great addition to this scrub. It’s antifungal and has a pleasant smell. Essential oil can be skipped if you don’t like the smell. If essential oils are new to you, here’s everything you need to know about cleaning with them.
Once your tile scrub is done, you can use a sponge and scrub the grout from any stained or grimy areas. To remove stained grout, use a toothbrush and a cleaning brush.
Next, let your tile cleaner sit for a few minutes. Allow your cleaner to get started. The cleaner should be rinsed off and the grout and tile should be dried with a microfiber towel. This cleaner doesn’t keep well so use it only when you need it.
You Can Clean Tiles without Harsh Chemicals
That’s all! You thought cleaning grout, stains, tiles and grout would be difficult? You can speed up the process using the proper tile cleaners in Brisbane. The amount of use you give your tiles will determine how often they need to be cleaned.
My family has three members, so the tiles in my kitchen and bathroom get very dirty quickly. This tile scrub may not be necessary if you clean your kitchen and bathroom regularly. There is no way to completely avoid dullness and stains. There is an easy way to make your tiles look new again.
If you are interested in more DIY recipes, you can find a lot of them here. For all your DIY cleaning needs, check out my printable 50 DIY Cleaning Recipes.