The bathroom tile has long been popular and widely used thanks to the ease of use and beautiful view. But over time, even such practical material can lose its attractive appearance, if not taken care of. Tile tiles must be cleaned with special solutions on a chemical or natural basis.
It is recommended to wipe the tile to prevent serious contamination and the appearance of the fungus.
The modern market of household chemicals is full of variety of various cleaning products. Tile tiles are preferably washed with liquid and creamy products, since powder formulations can scratch the tile.
You can wash the tiles in the bathroom with chlorine-containing compounds. They will perfectly cope with rust and lime deposits. Chlorine well disinfects the surface and kills all microbes, which is especially important in public places.
If there were no special cleaning products in the house, you can use the liquid for washing glasses to wash the tile. Its composition contains ammonia alcohol, which copes well with the pollution in the bathroom.
For those housewives who do not accept the use of chemistry in their home, there are alternative ways to clean the tile in the bathroom. After all, chemical components are not only environmentally hazardous, but can also cause allergies.
There are folk remedies for washing tiles:
Folk remedies for washing tiles.
- soap solution;
- table vinegar;
- lemon acid;
The best environmental cleaner for washing tiles is a soapy solution. This method is good for frequent washing: it gently cares for the ceramic surface and removes fresh dirt.
Effective cleaning action has a six percent vinegar. It should be diluted with water in the proportion of 3 tablespoons per 1 liter of water. However, one should not confuse it with acetic essence with a concentration of 80%. This concentrate can also be used if diluted with water in a ratio of 1:11. Vinegar not only laundered dirt, but also copes well with the mold on the walls.
Citric acid is also excellent in its cleaning and bactericidal properties. For washing it is enough to pour a little crystals of this powder on the moistened sponge and rub the impurities intensively.
Alcohol - a universal remedy against all kinds of pollution, even obsolete. To prepare a cleaning solution, you need to take half a glass of pure alcohol and four liters of water. It is undesirable to combine alcohol and vinegar, since this solution can destroy the interlace seams.
Со старыми загрязнениями прекрасно справится soda. Для этого на влажную губку насыпают немного порошка и аккуратно протирают плитку, чтобы не повредить глянцевую поверхность.
Regardless of the chosen method of cleaning the tile, you must follow certain rules:
- Work should be carried out in rubber gloves, so that the cleaning solution does not damage the skin of the hands.
- The tile is washed from the bottom up, and wipe dry from the top down.
- Bleach intertics can be bleached with hydrogen peroxide.
- After cleaning, polished tiles are covered with mastic, and glossy - with acetic solution.
- Cleaning is best done with a melamine sponge, which is able to cope with pollution due to its unique structure. Rags on felt and woolen base are also good. Wipe dry with a cloth of microfiber. It absorbs moisture well and leaves no streaks.
If the plaque on the seams appeared quite recently, then it can be easily cleaned with a cleaning agent.
So, first you need to prepare a solution, which you will wash the tile, and pour it into the atomizer. Begin to wash better with a soap solution - it is the most gentle for a given surface. The liquid is sprayed onto the walls, left for 5 minutes and rubbed with a sponge or toothbrush.
If the tile processing is done with acetic solution, then the rag must be made of natural fabrics and without bright color, as tiles can appear on the tile.
On the white tile, the dirt is especially visible. It is easy to remove them and return the white-faced tile to help bleach. To do this, you must dilute the powder in water, moisten the sponge in it and wipe the surface. The main minus of the remedy is a sharp smell. However, this method is extremely effective and eliminates mold and microbes.
To restore the former shine ceramic tile will help ammonia.
The technology is as follows:
- It is necessary to prepare a solution of ammonia in the proportion of 1 t.lozhka per 2 liters of water.
- Pour the prepared liquid into the spray gun.
- Spray the solution onto the surface.
- After 5 minutes, wipe with a damp cloth.
- Wipe dry.
At the end of cleaning, you need to take care of the seams. To do this, take a toothbrush, dip into a solution of ammonia, and then wipe the seams. It perfectly degreases and eliminates dirt.
Detergents have an aggressive environment that is able to break the seams between the tiles. Therefore, they must be treated with a special sealant for damp rooms.
Washing on the floor
Many housewives are concerned about the appearance of the wall tile, completely forgetting about the flooring. But after all, floor tiles also need care and care, because it is where most of the dirt and microbes accumulate.
Tools and materials for cleaning tiles: gloves, sponge, cleaners.
Tiles on the floor all the time subjected to stress and mechanical stress, and therefore it wears out more quickly. For this reason, care products should be gentle, but effective in controlling pollution. For floor tiles are suitable for almost all funds intended for wall tiles.
Highly effective detergents for flooring are needed only for cleaning putty and other residues of building materials. Do not use these tools for routine cleaning, as they can quickly destroy the structure of the coating.
To wash in the bathroom a tile covering can be done with the help of washing vacuum cleaners and steam cleaners. These devices gently clean the surface without scratching it.
After washing, the floor must be wiped dry with a wool soft cloth. She will eliminate the stains and give the tile a shine.
In addition to cleaning, it is necessary to remember the antifungal treatment of tiles.
Mold often appears in the intertitic seams, which are most difficult to process. From the mold, alcohol or vinegar solution works great. You can also use the antifungal products on offer.
The means for washing tiles are many, and each chooses the most acceptable option. The most important thing is to work with love, taking into account all the peculiarities of tile care.