Tile floors are very pleasant to see, but their owners are the only ones who know how much effort you should put into cleaning a tile floor. Sure, cleaning and wiping leave the floor clean, but the real problem is the grout that builds up because it is very hard to clean and if it stays for too long, it starts collecting either mold or mildew, but fear not, we bring you today 6 methods that will make your life much easier.
1. Vinegar, baking soda & Dawn
Mix 4 parts of water with one part vinegar and add two tablespoons of Dawn dish soap, then pour the solution in a spray bottle. Once done, start sprinkling baking soda along the grout lines and start pressing it into it, then spray the solution on the baking soda and let it sit for half a minute, then grab a toothbrush and start scrubbing like there is no tomorrow. Once done, use a rag to wipe everything up.
2. Toilet bowl cleaner
If you think that toilet bowl cleaner cleans toilet bowls only, then you are wrong. The gel cleaner and bleach can work wonder for your tiles. All you have to do is squeeze it along the grout lines and let it sit for 10 minutes, then use a bristle brush and start scrubbing the cleaner into the grout and let it sit for 5 more minutes. Once the time has passed, start mopping the floor to get rid of any remaining gel.
3. Hydrogen peroxide
Some times, grout can leave behind some stains even after a really good cleaning session, and some other times it can be the mold or mildew in the grout (very common in bathroom tile floors). Hydrogen peroxide can be your herp, just spray it on the stains and let it sit for a couple of minutes the work it into the stains using a scrub brush and you are basically done.
4. Lemon juice
Lemons are natural grout cleaners, simply squeeze some lemons to get lemon juice, then pour it along the grout lines and let it sit for 10 minutes. This method works because of the citric acid in the lemon that takes care of stains and dirt in the grout. Once the time has passed, use a damp cloth to wipe off the juice.
5. Bleach Pen
If you have a little amount of tile, use a bleach pen to restore the glory days of your floor. Simply trace the pen along the grout lines and let it stay for 10 to 15 minutes, then grab a sponge and wipe off any remaining bleach and use a damp cloth to rinse the grout.
6. Laundry bleach & baking soda
Create a paste by mixing one part baking soda with three parts laundry bleach, then rub it into the grout and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes, then use a toothbrush to scrub over it. Once sone, use a damp cloth to wipe everything clean.