Although shower tiles make your bathroom look amazing, they sure raise eyebrows when dirty. And, as more time passes without solving the issue, your shower tiles become nastier.
If you want pristine shower tiles but spending most of your free time scrubbing them doesn’t seem very attractive, don’t worry! Here, you’ll find a few ways to get the work done without breaking a sweat!
Why do shower tiles get dirty?
It’s weird that a place with daily exposure to soap and water gets dirty, but it happens. Here are some of the causes.
- Dirt: When you take a bath, some dirt washed off your body ends up sticking to the floor and wall tiles. When the water is gone, the dirt stays.
- Hard water: When water with high amounts of minerals dries, it leaves behind those minerals. Hardened minerals build up and get your tiles and grout dirty.
- Soap: Funnily enough, the soap that cleans you also gets your bathroom dirty. Dried soap, combined with minerals in hard water and dirt, forms a thin white layer called soap scum.
How to clean shower tiles without scrubbing
Besides scrub-free, this method will save you money, as all you need are common household items. So, let’s get to work!
Method #1. Vinegar and dish soap solution
The acidic properties of vinegar, plus the cleansing action of dish soap, make for a convenient cleaning mix.
Start by mixing those two ingredients in equal amounts inside a spray bottle. Then, shake the bottle until suds form. Once your solution is ready, spray a generous amount over your shower tiles and grout.
After letting the solution sit for about an hour, wipe it with a damp cloth. Finally, rinse any residue with warm water, then dry moisture to avoid mold. Your tiles will be squeaky clean!
Method #2. Baking soda paste
If the vinegar method did remove the filth from your tiles but not from grout, baking soda is the way to go!
Preparing a cleaning paste is as easy as mixing one cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water. Add water until reaching a thick yet manageable consistency. Once ready, spread the paste over the dirty spots and let it dry for a few minutes.
To finish, rinse the baking soda and dry with a clean cloth. You’ll easily remove grime from your tiles and grout without any scrubbing.
Method #3. Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda
This mix is very effective against particularly grimy stains on tiles and grout. All you need is to follow the steps from the previous method but replace the water with hydrogen peroxide. You’ll create a powerful paste that eliminates even the more stubborn stains and buildup.
Finish by rinsing with water and drying with a clean rag to avoid mildew in the future.
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