Guests Coming Over and Your Bathroom is the Last Place You Want them to Visit? Here's How to Clean Bathroom Tile Stains 2020

Guests Coming Over and Your Bathroom is the Last Place You Want them to Visit? Here's How to Clean Bathroom Tile Stains 2020

Bathroom tiles are one area which often gets dirty and needs cleaning. However, most people keep ignoring it until the dirt becomes unbearable to look at. Below, we suggest some tips to clean bathroom tiles which should be part of a regular cleaning regime.

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Importance of Bathroom Tiles Cleaning

A clean and well-maintained bathroom brings a sparkle to a home. However, maintaining a clean bathroom is often a daunting task, especially the maintenance of tiles and grout. Tiles is perhaps one of the dirtiest surfaces as it’s the place where viruses, bacteria and mould spores collect, and this can cause health issues too.

Whether its wall tiles or floor tiles, if you don’t maintain them regularly it can reduce its lifespan. There are also chances of developing cracks and fading and this means the tiles may break quickly if not maintained properly. Its expensive to replace tiles, so regular cleaning is quite important, as it can also help in extending its life. Besides this, tile cleaning will improve the look of the floor, and wall by removing grime and dirt build up. This will make them appear brand new.

If you have guests visiting home over the holidays or its festival cleaning, you want your home to look attractive and keeping the tiles sparkling clean is part of that. Moreover, we all want to live in a clean and nice environment! There are some tips and DIY solutions mentioned in this article that can keep your bathroom tiles clean and looking new.

DIY Bathroom Cleaning Solutions You Can Make Easily at Home

A good tile cleaner is what you need to maintain your tiles sparkling clean. There are many products available in the stores, but they usually have chemicals that are not good for your health. Although these cleaners clean your tiles, perhaps a much better option would be homemade cleaning solutions that are not only eco-friendly, but will also give a sparkly look to your tiles.

Baking Soda

If you are looking for a natural cleaning agent to brighten up the tiles in your bathroom then baking soda is a great solution. Baking soda is combined with other ingredients to make this cleaning solution.


  • Mix together baking soda, liquid soap and water in the ratio 2:1:1
  • Transfer this solution into a spray bottle and spray on the tiles in the bathroom.
  • Leave for about 15 minutes for the solution to dissolve the build-up on the tiles.
  • Wipe the residue with a microfibre cloth or a damp sponge.
  • The mildly abrasive baking soda helps remove dirt on the tiles without causing any damage or discolouring of the tiles.
  • The liquid soap cuts through the grime on the tiles.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is acidic and hence effectively cleans the tiles. It does not leave a pungent smell like vinegar.


  • Squeeze the required amount of lemon juice and transfer it to a spray bottle.
  • Spray the juice on the tiles and allow it to sit for couple of minutes. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth.
  • The combination of lemon juice and baking soda is also effective to clean the tiles. Sprinkle some baking soda on the tiles before spraying with lemon juice.
  • Scrub the tiles with a brush and wipe it with a damp cloth. Lemon juice and baking soda mixture can also be used to clean sinks, bathtub stains and grout that leaves everything bright and sparkly.

Hydrogen Peroxide

If there are stubborn stains on the tiles that do not come off easily then you will need an intensive approach to tackle this problem. However, you don’t have to rush to buy toxic and harsh chemicals. Just open your medicine cabinet and pick the brown bottle of hydrogen peroxide. This eco-friendly approach is widely used, especially to remove stains on the tiles and other surfaces.


  • For this DIY method, you need to mix half cup of baking soda with one-fourth cup of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Add 1 tsp of dish soap to it. Mix all these ingredients well.
  • Wear protective gloves and apply this mixture on the tiles.
  • Allow it to sit for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Scrub with a cleaning brush to remove stains.
  • Rinse the tiles with water.


For this DIY cleaning method, you will need
• White Vinegar
• Scrubbing Sponge
• Baking Soda


  • Take about 1 cup of baking soda in a container.
  • Add white vinegar to baking soda while constantly mixing it.
  • Keep adding vinegar until you get a paste like texture.
  • Allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Apply the paste on the tiles and leave for about 20 minutes. Scrub the tiles and clean it with warm water.
  • Do not use a hard brush to scrub as it may damage the tiles. Pick a soft spongy brush for this purpose.
  • The versatile baking soda and vinegar mixture can be used to clean various surfaces.
  • It effectively removes stains from the tiles and soap scrum from doors and mirrors.

Tips to Clean Bathroom Tiles

Keep the following tips in mind when cleaning bathroom tiles:

  • Clean a Little Each Day – Do small cleaning tasks like wiping the counters, or sink or tile backsplash or spot-cleaning the mirror. This daily cleaning will keep your bathroom fresh. This way, your weekly cleaning gets easier and more efficient.
  • Preheat Tiles – Splash hot water on tiles, especially those with stains. Fill the sink and bathtub with hot water and let it sit until you wipe mirror and other surfaces. The hot water will loosen the grime and the alkaline cleaners will make cleaning effective.
  • Spread the Cleaning Solution Evenly – While cleaning tiles, you must spread the cleaning solution evenly across the grout and tiles. Use a soft cloth or sponge to do this.
  • Do Not Rush – Leave the cleaning solution to sit on the tiles for at least 10 minutes to remove the grime. Do not wipe the cleaner immediately after spraying it on the surface.
  • Start from Top – Always start from the top and work downwards. This way, you do not have to clean the dirt that runs down from the already cleaned surface.
  • Scrub the Tiles – After allowing the cleaner to sit for some time, scrub the surface. However, use a proper scrubbing tool depending on the hardness of the tiles. You can use non-scratch pad or softer scrub to clean the tiles.
  • Rinse and Dry – After scrubbing the tiles rinse with hot water from top to down. Dry the tiles with a towel or open the windows and doors. The airflow will also prevent mildew and mould build up.
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