‘‘Are you seeking for the proper way to clean tile”? It might be depressed you when you found out you didn’t get the clean tile with the commercial product.
Fear not!! There is the ultimate solution to get the clean and shiny tile! Even you don’t need much more ingredients or spend many pence on it!
All you require just vinegar and baking soda as these are truly effective and easy to apply.
You might be wondering to read that why I ’m going with these two ingredients. That’s why before I go to the cleaning step first I would like to share with you why the vinegar and baking soda is the best …
Why Vinegar And Baking Soda??!!..
These are genuinely superhero on the cleaning zone. Also available in the household and last but not least its budget friendly!
It’s not mandatory you get the solution with the chemical cleaners. I might have to fight with tough stain and stink. Often the grout line becomes difficult to clean up.
Fortunately, you can clean these tough mark with readily available household cleaner and expand the lifespan of your tile!
Vinegar is an acidic nature and can counteract some icky buildups. It’s a deodorizer agent and degreaser which are helping to clean up stain and stink.
Baking soda has outstanding action on the stubborn mark! Its abrasive nature can able to remove tough grout line! Its deodorizing agent help to pick up any odor. And Its whitening agent gives you a super shiny tile.
Both the ingredients are non-toxic which safe for your health. When you use them combined on the tile, you get back the elegant appearance of within a moment!
I hope it’s pretty clear to you why the vinegar and baking soda is best and safe more than commercial items!
Now it’s time for cleaning session with the vinegar and baking.
Here I go…
Mopping Tile Floors With Vinegar
Start With Warm Water
First, you start up the cleaning with warm water. Most of the time you need 1 or 2 buckets of mildly hot water to cover the floor.
- Hot water can loosen the stuck-on dirt and grime
- Before mopping, make sure your furniture, appliance and other object have cleaned.
- If your bucket is not fit under the sink, you can fill it your bathtub.
Add A Cup Of Distilled White Vinegar
For each gallon, you need 1 cup of the vinegar. Spruce the vinegar solution gently to make sure it’s mixed.
- Direct using of vinegar may discolor your tile because of its mildly acidic feature. So it’s a safe option to use it after dissolving into water.
- Vinegar solution can dissolve harden residue.
- Alternatively, you can do the task with apple cider vinegar and other high-potency types of vinegar
Mop the Tile with the Vinegar Solution
Now, it’s time for mopping your tile! Mop your tile surface side to side or circular direction which you comfortable. Ensure full tile area have spread the vinegar solution! Carefully wipe each corner and under the furniture and beneath the baseboard.
- Do not saturate bordering wood or carpet flooring with the vinegar solution.
- While you are mopping, you see the results of the vinegar right away
Rinse The Tile With Fresh Cold Water
Once you complete the mopping with the vinegar solution, then rinse your tilt with cold water.
You may want to skip this one. “But don’t do it!” It’s essential. Otherwise, your floor remain sticky when it dry! Even the odor of vinegar keeps annoying you if you don’t rinse with fresh water.
After the wash with the water, you get happy to see the glossy clean tile!
Deep-cleaning Grout with Vinegar and Baking Soda
Poured the Vinegar Solution into a Dispenser
First of all, produce a solution of vinegar with warm water. Take equal amount of both liquids and shake properly to mix. Then poured the solution into a spray bottle.
You can readily reach the narrow areas or grout line with the help of a spray bottle, and it’s convenient to use.
So, spray the solution onto the grout line of your tile.
Sprinkle Baking Soda Along One Section Of Grout Lines.
After spraying the vinegar solution it’s time to apply the baking soda onto the grout line. For this, you don’t need much, sprinkle little amount of baking soda with the help of fingertips.
Otherwise, you can make a paste of baking soda and water. Then apply it onto the grout line or any tough stain. You can use a bristle of a brush to apply the paste.
Allow it to set for a while. In term of critical stain leave it full-night.
Using the Mixture of Baking Soda and vinegar
Sometimes you don’t have enough time to apply the vinegar solution and baking soda separately. At such time you can use these along together. Using together, you will see the mild chemical reaction, creating a fizzy foam that will bubble over the grout line.
- Leave the mixture to set up for 5 to 10 minutes, which make sure it had time to eat away the worst of the build-up.
- The amazing part is foaming action helps the mixture to penetrate the tiny pores of the grout.
- Before you go for the scrub wait a moment yet the foaming has died
Scrub the Grout Line
For scrubbing, you need a stiff-bristle brush. Forcefully, scour the grout and space between the edges of the tiles.
Or else, you can scrub the grout line with long-handled a dish scrubber, toothbrush. It’s your wish and goes for the one which makes you comfortable.
During rubbing, you can see the magic that all your grout line has cleaned.
Rinse with Water
Finally, it’s time for the wash! Thoroughly rinse the tile with a wet rug, wet cotton cloth or sponge. By on the ceiling the way in this step you can use a vacuum cleaner to suck up residue and wash it properly.
Now, let it dry. For drying the tile open the window to allow fresh or switch fan. Well for the quicker drying, use the dry vacuum!
Trust me after using the natural dye you don’t want to go with the commercial items.