Many of us opt for tiles in our kitchens and bathrooms, and whether you have porcelain squares or elaborate mosaic effect tiles, they look incredible and last a long time.
However, because they are often made up of a lot of smaller tiles, there are plenty of places for dirt, damp and mildew to get in.
Whether you have a small shower or the world’s largest tile mural, here are some of our top tips for getting in between the tiles and having a deep clean.
The clearer and cleaner your tiles are, to begin with, the easier it will be to deep clean and get rid of harder to reach grime deep in the grout.
You need a coarse scrubbing brush to efficiently clean between tiles, but if you happen to have an old toothbrush you no longer plan to use, it is perfectly sized and tends to have the right size and strength of bristles to work great for getting in between tiles.
It also saves you money as you can reuse a brush you may have otherwise thrown away.
Bear in mind that dirt nestled in grout can be quite stubborn so you may need to apply some pressure when you scrub.
There are many different cleaning mixtures you can buy, each with different application methods and options.
However, if you want an alternative that does not rely on harsh chemicals, mix two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with a litre of warm water and add lemon juice. This creates a powerful, yet less caustic cleaning agent.