Tips for sparkling tiles

by on January 30, 2007
in Cleaning

Clean, shiny polished titles look wonderful in the kitchen or bathroom but after a while, they lose their sparkle and can look grimy and dirty. Here are some tips to bring the sparkle back.

If your tiles have gone a little rusty, then this can be removed quite easily with kerosene.

Very often dark and stubborn stains will gather on porcelain tiles, sink or bath. Using a little bit of lighter fluid on them will remove most of the dark, stubborn stains.

If plastic tiles are looking a little dull and in need of a spit and polish then try cleaning them with a solution of vinegar in water, to bring back the sparkle polish them with a soft towel.

An easy way to loosen dirt on tiles in the bathroom is to let the shower run on hot for 5 minutes before wiping them.

If you come across any stubborn stains on ceramic tiles, mix some scouring powder and a little water into a paste and leave it on them for roughly 5 minutes before scrubbing them with a nylon pad, allow them to dry before polishing.

Grouting between tiles can become discoloured, to help reduce this wash them with a solution of 2 tablespoons of bleach in a quart of water. Once it has dried, apply acrylic sealer.

Mildew can easily be removed from tiles by wiping them down with a solution of ammonia and water.

If you have tiles around the fireplace then the chances are that soot will cover them, if this happens it can be removed using a mixture of lemon juice and salt then washing.

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