Everything about cleaning ceramics in the house! Whether it’s walls, floors, or ceramic objects, it is always lovely to see any ceramic object shine clean. To keep your ceramic unused and in good condition, there are a few things you can do to ensure incomparable cleanliness.
Here are some tips to properly clean your ceramic, whether on the floor or the walls.
1. Make a homemade mix of different products
Combine ¼ cup of baking soda, ½ cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of ammonia (for the house), and about 32 cups of hot water. Using a toothbrush, scrub your ceramic tiles and then rinse with lukewarm water—an excellent homemade recipe for cleaning ceramics.
2. Use bleach
Clean stubborn stains from your ceramic with a little bleach. Then rinse everything off with a bit of water.
3. Use vinegar to clean the ceramic
- Dilute 2 parts vinegar with 1 part water
- Add a few drops of dish soap
- Spray the solution on the grout and let stand 15 minutes
- Wipe with a damp sponge dusted with baking soda to neutralize the acidity of the vinegar
- Then clean with clean water
Avoid this method on marble, travertine, and limestone (or any other alkaline stone), since they are generally sensitive to acids.
4. Use baking soda
- Create a paste with baking soda and water
- Mix it until you get a toothpaste-like texture
- Spread the paste on the coulis, then leave to act for 5 to 15 minutes
- Scrub with an old toothbrush or nylon bristle brush and rinse with water or a damp cloth
- Rinse once everything is well washed.
5. Use rubbing alcohol
To make your ceramic shine, put a little rubbing alcohol on a cloth, and gently rub the ceramic. Leave to air dry.
6. Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a beautiful, safe, and cheaper natural disinfectant than chlorine bleach or ammonia.
- Fill half of a spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and the other half with water and a few drops of dish soap.
- Spray the solution directly on the grout
- Leave for 15 minutes and wipe off.
Keep a bottle of this mixture on hand and regularly spray to prevent mold from spreading to ceramic tile and grout.
7. Polish the floor with glass cleaner
If you want to make your tiles shine like the first day, use a little glass cleaner. With a spray bottle and a cotton cloth, rub the entire surface of the floor to make it shine.
You should dry the floor with a paper or cloth because sometimes window cleaners can leave some mark or stain when they dry. There are also stain removers and degreasers that can add shine to ceramic tiles, but it is always advisable that you test them before spreading them over the entire floor surface.
8. Use toothpaste to wash your ceramic
Rub a little toothpaste on your ceramic using an old brush. Leave the paste to act for about ½ day and then rinse thoroughly.
9. Use lemon juice
And yes, lemon brings a beautiful shine to the ceramic. So mix a little lemon juice with a bit of hot water and rub your ceramic. Then rinse everything.
10. Use black soap to clean the ceramic
A little black soap mixed with a bit of water, and you will have an excellent mixture to make your ceramic shine. Whether it’s your floor or your walls, everything will be brilliant.
11. Epsom salt
It will do miracles to thoroughly clean and disinfect ceramic grout (excellent antibacterial). Rub it with a damp cloth, and let sit overnight. The next day, your grout will be cleaner than ever.
12. Use water vapor
Steam is an effortless and fast way to clean tiles in places like the kitchen or bathroom. To be able to do it, you have to:
- Put a pressure cooker full of water on the fire.
- Close the windows and doors so that the steam does not escape, and the tiles become damp.
- Dry all tiles with a dry cloth.