As weird as it may sound, your shower gets dirty too! All the soap and dirt that comes off when you shower ends up on the tiles, causing mildew, soap scum, and grime to appear.
The good news is that cleaning your shower tiles doesn’t have to be a hassle! Just follow these easy steps:
Step 1. Steam clean the tiles
Steam cleaning shower tiles is pretty simple: run the hot water for several minutes and wipe with a cloth or mop.
The best part of doing this first is that if your tiles aren’t too messy, you can skip the rest of the method since light dirt comes off easily, thanks to the steam. On the other hand, if the tiles are still grimy, it’s time to move forward with your tile cleaning.
Step 2. Make a cleaning solution
Here are three options for effective cleaning agents to leave your tiles as good as new (without having to scrub them):
Option #1. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
Baking soda is one of the most popular kitchen products used as homemade cleaners, so it’s easy to find in stores. What’s more, it becomes even stronger when mixed with hydrogen peroxide—a very powerful oxidizer!
To use this cleaner on your tiles, make a paste with ½ a cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide. Then, add one teaspoon of liquid dish soap to the mix.
Option #2. Vinegar and baking soda
If you don’t have hydrogen peroxide at hand, don’t worry! You can easily make an equally efficient cleaner with white vinegar. The acidity of vinegar loosens up stuck-on grime—plus, if your tiles have mineral buildup, this solution will work wonders removing it.
Grab a bowl and mix 2 cups of water, ¼ cup of vinegar, and ½ cup baking soda.
Option #3. Vinegar and rubbing alcohol
Rubbing alcohol not only works to clean your tiles but also disinfect them! And with the help of the vinegar, all the grime should come off easily.
To make this cleaning solution, fill a spray bottle with two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol and two cups of vinegar—you can add 50 drops of tea tree oil to help with fungus. However, be careful when using this oil! Wear a mask and keep the windows open.
Step 3. Apply the solution and let it work
Now comes the easiest part: letting the cleaner work its magic. For this, you need to wait based on the specific cleaner you used.
- Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide: Spread the paste on the tiles—be thorough on the grout—wait 30 minutes, and remove with a damp cloth.
- Baking soda and vinegar: Apply it on the tiles, a little thicker on mineral buildup. Wait between 10-15 minutes and wipe it with a damp cloth.
- Vinegar and rubbing alcohol: Spray it on the tiles. That’s it! Wiping is optional, but wait at least 30 minutes first if you decide to do so.
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