One of the most visited areas in everyone’s home is the kitchen. It is the place that we cook, we eat, we talk, therefore we need to keep it clean. Today, we will show you some tips to clean the kitchen tiles with ease.
How many times did you see the food splatter on your kitchen tiles while cooking or the kids drop some food on the floor? Of course, the best first action would be to clean the stain right away, but don’t worry as now you will discover ways to clean even the most stubborn stains like a pro.
DISH SOAP TO CLEAN YOUR KITCHEN TILES
Soap can help you wash off surface stains that did not become one with the kitchen tiles yet. Take a sponge and put a drop of dish soap. Now, start scrubbing the kitchen tiles, not very hard, and once done use water to finish cleaning. This is a very convenient way but only for the easy stains.
TOOTHPASTE: AN ALLY FOR CLEANING
No no, we are not going to brush our teeth. Before we continue, take a look at your tiles’ grouting, doesn’t look that good, does it? If you do not clean your kitchen tiles daily, or at least often enough, years of dirt will build-up and, maybe, some mold. This is something you do not need in your kitchen; you have to keep in mind that your children play on the kitchen floor. Hygiene should be on top of the list for your kitchen tiles.
So, having said that, apply some whitening toothpaste on the grouting and start scrubbing with an old toothbrush. It might take some time, but it will work miracles. This can also work for tough stains on the tiles. As this is not a harmful solution, you can include your kids in the cleaning process.
VINEGAR TO CLEAN YOUR KITCHEN TILES LIKE A PRO
I am sure you have heard about the cleaning properties of vinegar. This “magical” ingredient is not suitable only for foods but for keeping our households neat too. There are many types of vinegar, such as red, white, distilled white, balsamic, rice, apple cider and many more. In order to help you clean the kitchen tiles, you will need either white or distilled white vinegar, preferably the latter.
Depending on your cleaning routine, you can just use white vinegar if you do not clean your kitchen often, and you have stubborn stains or use a water/white vinegar solution for daily maintenance. Take a spray bottle and spray your kitchen tiles. Wait for a few minutes, and then use a damp cloth or a sponge to wipe the vinegar.
This is one of the better choices as vinegar is a disinfectant and also doesn’t leave a smell.
THE MULTIPURPOSE BAKING SODA
Another natural ingredient, another ally in the fight against stains. Yes, it is the same ingredient we use to bake, but don’t let this property fool you, baking soda is so much more than that. Note that you can use baking soda to clean almost every room of the house, and sometimes it works really well on clogged pipes.
Mix baking soda with water until you get a paste. Now, use that paste on the stains that you cannot get rid of easily or on the grouting. Once again, use an old toothbrush to scrub, and you will start seeing your kitchen tiles sparkle. Please remember to not scrub hard, but rather use a soft toothbrush. Finally, use a rag to remove the excess paste and enjoy your new mirror, eh, clean kitchen tiles.
VEGETABLE OIL IS NOT FOR COOKING ONLY
It sounds weird, doesn’t it? One of the dirt sources used for cleaning purposes? Yes, the fact is that vegetable oil can help you clean kitchen tiles and make them shine. Especially, the greased tiles. Take a paper towel or a sponge, choose one that is neither soft nor very hard, and pour a drop or two of vegetable oil. Then, use it to wipe the tiles.
This procedure might be a bit time consuming, as some of the previous tips, but the kitchen will look like new, and you will be surprised by the result.
BORAX: A MIRACLE PRODUCT FOR CLEANING YOUR KITCHEN TILES
Sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, disodium tetraborate or as you might have heard it, borax, is a multipurpose natural ingredient that can fight the most stubborn stains. If you take a look at most commercial cleaners, you will notice that they include borax. However, don’t be confused, this is indeed a natural ingredient and it is used in households for many years.
Take a bowl and pour some borax, depending on how big the stains are, and mix in some lemon juice. Now, stir until you get a nice, smooth paste. Use the paste on the stains and leave it there for a few minutes. Instead of scrubbing the paste, just let it absorb the stains. Then, use a sponge or a soft rag to clean off the paste.
As you can see, there is no need to buy expensive commercial cleaners to clean your kitchen tiles. Undeniably, those chemical solutions are harmful to you and the environment, therefore we recommend using green solutions as much as possible. The above tips might be a bit time consuming if there is a lot of grease build-up or you have very stubborn stains, but they will get the job done. Once you finish cleaning, we suggest mopping the floor with a solution of water and white vinegar to disinfect it one last time. The best practice, in order to avoid the above, is to mop your kitchen daily.