How to best clean your bathroom tiles, caulk and grout.


Good morning Saturday, the day you clean your bathroom, right?  Oh well, you should clean the bathroom a least once every week.  But you just hate to clean the three tile walls inside the bath tub area, right?  It just doesn’t clean right, and your sick and tired of smelling the powerful cleaning chemical to clean all around the tub area, right?  Oh what a strong odor early in the morning, right?


Using Vinegar And Baking Soda
Use vinegar and baking soda to clean your bathroom floor tiles, wall tiles, grout lines between tiles, and caulk.

What would you think about using clear vinegar, baking soda, and water to clean the tiles, caulk and grout in and around the bath tub area?  Can it work and is it effective?  The answer is yes!  Cleaning sprays contain chemicals that can darken grout and remove grout from the tiles in time.  Once grout is removed from the tiles, water can enter between the tiles causing damage to the backer board and the beginning of mold in time.  Also chemicals can leave a soapy film on the tiles which gives the tiles a dull look to it.

Scrubbing floor tiles using vinegar and baking soda.

Jeremiah cleaning floor tiles using a scrub brush with vinegar and baking soda.


Clear vinegar mixed with baking soda and water will clean your bathroom tiles, caulk and grout better and more effective in time and is safe for you and the environment.  This combination has no harmful chemicals and is cheaper to purchase than any cleaning sprays on the market.  First use a small stainless steel basin (or small plastic bucket) and fill with less than 1/4 water.  Add about a 1 cup of clear vinegar and 1/4 cup of baking soda.  You will see the water bubbling up, this is normal when you add baking soda.  Gently use a soft brush with the mixture to clean the heavily stain grout line and discolored caulk around the tile/tub area.  You can use a sponge or cleaning rag with the mixture to clean the tiles and grout in all areas of the bathroom.  Repeat this procedure at least once of week and you will see a big difference in time.  If your bathroom grout and caulk is badly stain or in bad condition, you may have to call a tile-repair specialist to re-grout, re-caulk and clean your bathroom tiles. 

What Else Can Be Done To Maintain Your Bathroom

The best way to maintain your wall tiles, floor tiles, bath tub and glass shower doors is to remove the excess dirty water after you finish your shower or bath.  Water that remains on your wall tiles, floor tiles, bath tub and glass shower doors is dirty!  This water is mixed with your body oil and soap that is sticky; and can leave a noticeable stain on the tiles, tub and glass after the water dries by itself.  In time, the stains can build up and leave black mold by your grout lines; not to mention ugliness that will be difficult to clean.  What ever you do, do not use bleach.  Vinegar also is a disinfectant, but doesn’t harm the grout lines.

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Original Shammy made in Germany great for removing excess water from your tile walls, tile floor and shower glass doors.

Original Shammy (commercial grade) made in Germany great for removing excess water from your wall tiles, floor tiles, bath tub and glass shower doors after you finish your bath or shower.