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11 Mar 2021

It is spring cleaning season, which means it is the ideal time to give a deep clean to our home.

Bathrooms, in particular, need a deep clean as well as regular cleaning to avoid the build-up of grime and soap-scum both on your mosaic effect tiles and in the grout between tiles.

Grime build-up can occur for a range of reasons, one of which being hard water, which naturally leaves a limescale residue behind it.

Here are some top tips for cleaning bathroom tiles.

Grout First

When people talk about the need to clean bathroom tiles, often it is the grout that needs a more intense clean. Porcelain tiles are typically fairly easy to scrub down and leave shimmering, but grouting attracts dirt and occasionally black mould.

If you have coloured grout, avoid using bleaches as it can fade the finish. Instead, mix baking soda with vinegar to create a cleaning paste, then work that paste into the grout with a toothbrush.

Once it is in, leave the solution for half an hour and rinse off with clean water, wiping the residue away with a microfibre towel.

A grout pen can also be used to paint over the existing grout if you are struggling to remove stubborn stains.

A Hot Shower

One trick which makes cleaning tiles easier is to run a hot shower for a few minutes, as the steam opens up the pores on the ceramic surfaces, allowing you complete access to the dirt and a much cleaner finish.

Gently clean using a sponge or microfibre cloth, as well as a specialist tile cleaner (or the baking soda/vinegar paste from earlier).

Limescale

Limescale frequently attaches to metal parts of your bathroom, such as taps, showerheads and other fixtures. Thankfully a limescale cleaner (or a mix of water and white vinegar) can easily remove this blemish.