How to properly clean tiles is a mystery to many people. Many rush out to buy artificial cleaners little do they know that these products are not great for their health.
Some of these products contain toxic substances, which are not great to have around on tiles, particularly if little ones are playing and crawling around on them.
There are several natural alternatives for cleaning your house tiles, here are six of them:
1) Baking soda
Baking soda paste can wipe clean your house tiles without leaving toxic substances on the surface. Removing all stains giving your tiles a brand new look. Baking soda paste can also remove unsavory smells from your house tiles. Sprinkle the baking soda paste on your kitchen tiles and let stand for some time before rinsing it off.
2) Olive oil
Unlike tough products that can strip your tiles and make them delicate, olive oil is one of the great natural alternative cleaners that you can use to clean your house tiles without adding toxic substances. It removes tough stains tiles leaving your tiles shining like the sun. Olive oil can also cover scratches and prevent your tiles from cracking. Smear the oil on tiles and let stand for 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
Lemon is also one of the perfect non-toxic natural ingredients that you can use to clean your house tiles. It is a natural bleaching agent that not only removes stains and dirt from the tiles but also gives them a fantastic fresh scent. You can use it to eliminate mould, clean off dirt and stains and give your tiles a shiny appearance. Dip a cleaning cloth in diluted lemon juice and use it to clean stains on your floor surfaces. You can also use a spray pump to apply diluted lemon juice on your tiles. The juice will keep your floors clean and smelling great.
4) White vinegar
White Vinegar contains acetic acid, a natural acid that makes it a good natural ingredient for killing bacteria and fungi that may be present on your house tiles. In addition to being a perfect anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, vinegar cleaning can also eliminate soap scum. Dip a cleaning cloth in a solution of white vinegar and use it to clean your floor tiles. To get rid of odours, sprinkle vinegar liquid on the tiles and leave it to stand overnight before you clean it out.
Salt is no doubt one of the most versatile things we have in our pantries. It can be mixed with white vinegar to make a powerful natural, non-toxic cleaner with a deodorising effect. To remove ugly stains and mildew on the tiles, use a solution of salt and lemon juice. To brighten tile surfaces, use cotton cloth sprinkled with salt water solution to wipe your tile surfaces.
6) Castile Soap
Castile soap also falls under this list of natural, non-toxic cleaning ingredients for cleaning your house tiles. Dilute to liquid using water to make a cleaning solution. When cleaning the tiles, just pour a few drops of diluted castile soap on the tiles and then rinse it off with plenty of clean water. It is a great house tile cleaner that can remove any tough stain or dirt.
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