Cleaning of bathroom tiles can be easy or difficult. It really doesn’t have to be as expensive or as difficult as most people think it is. Here are some of the tricks the better housekeepers keep to themselves.

Cleaning of Bathroom Tiles

It doesn’t take long for your pretty tiled bathroom walls, floor and shower enclosure to look just gummy and awful. This is because soaps, shampoos, hairsprays and other hair products leave a light film on your tile. This makes your tile a little scummy looking after a while. But, there are some pretty slick ways to do the cleaning of your bathroom tiles that nobody has told you about.

Citric acid

You may know citric acid as something you add to peaches when you’re canning, but this is one natural and amazing substance for household cleaning. Mix 1 cup of citric acid to ½ gallon of water. Dip a rag into the solution and wipe down your tiles. If there is heavy build up then you’ll need to use a scrub brush. This solution will cut right through soap scum. The citric acid makes a chemical reaction that breaks apart soap scum. Rinse the tiles when done.


Vinegar is also an acid that is momma’s big helper. Pour 1 cup of white vinegar in a ½ gallon of water. Soak a rag in it then wipe down all surfaces of your bathroom. Everything will take on a shine that will make it look like new.

Keeping Tile Shiny

These tricks should help you with cleaning of bathroom tiles and keeping your tiles looking amazing. You can purchase citric acid in bulk very inexpensively at brewing supplies stores or soap making supplies companies online. It is also edible. Most tart candies, artificial lemon juice and lemonade products are made with citric acid. Every home needs to have a pound of this stuff around.

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