Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Keeping your bathroom tile clean

Tile is one of the best ways to enhance the look of your bathroom and provide a stunning backdrop for your bathroom vanity  - no matter what style you're going for. However, tiles do require certain maintenance to ensure that they keep looking great year after year. Here are a few tips to consider.


Prevention

The best way to maintain the look of your tile, whether it's on the floor of your space or the walls of your steam shower, is to choose tiles and patterns that are easy to care for in the first place. According to OliverTile.com, you should avoid using tiles that are smaller than eight inches in any direction. Smaller sizes will require more grout joints, which tend to get dirty quickly. Also, avoid choosing tiles that are easily scratched, like marble and granite, which will require buffing.


Maintenance

To clean the grout lines in between your tile, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine recommends mixing up a bleach solution, which you can also use on many bath tubs and shower panels. Use an old toothbrush to scrub between the tiles and then mop with water to remove any residue and give your floors a high-shine finish.


What tips do you have for keeping bathroom tiles clean?