Easily Clean Your Bathroom Tile Without Scrubbing
Is your bathroom due for a facelift? Nothing is better for your bath than restoring grimy bathroom tile to a sparkling clean surface. Here we will cover the different types of bath tile and grout and how to keep these moisture-prone surfaces clean. If you’re wondering how to clean bathroom tiles without scrubbing, read on.
What types of tiling is used in showers and baths?
Bathroom tiling is available in a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes. The most popular bathroom tile materials are ceramic, porcelain, glass, and stone.
Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
For those with a limited budget, ceramic and porcelain tile are available at wallet-friendly prices. Ceramic and porcelain are available in a wide variety of colors, looks, and textures. Versatile and stylish, ceramic and porcelain tile blend well with most any style décor, modern, traditional, contemporary, rustic, etc. These tile materials are ideal for the bath as they are stain, scratch, and moisture-resistant.
Glass tile has graced interior spaces for centuries. The Ancient Greeks used glass tiling arranged in beautiful mosaic patterns to beautify their baths. Glass tiling is still an affordable and stylish option for bathroom walls and shower enclosures. Glass tile is available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and shapes. It is usually sold in squares and sold by the square foot. It’s available as transparent, semi-transparent, or opaque. It may sparkle in the light or have a designer matte finish.
Glass tiling is nonporous and resistant to moisture, humidity, stains, and mold. Although it is durable and break-resistant, it may be prone to scratches. Glass tile is easy to clean and does not absorb water, soap, or grime.
Natural Stone Tile
If you’re looking for a more organic, nature-inspired feel, natural stone is an excellent choice. As the name implies, natural stone tile is manufactured of natural, unearthed stone; marble, granite, travertine, quartz, slate, sandstone and limestone, to name a few. Durable and versatile, natural stone works equally well on both bath floors and walls. Not all natural stone will work well in the moist environment of a bath, so consult with a professional before deciding on a particular design. Natural stone such as granite, soapstone, and travertine work well in a bath because they are less porous compared to marble or slate. Stone tiling, which is sealed to resist moisture, stains, mold, and mildew, is your best choice.
Each type of stone tiling has its own cleaning requirements. Porous stone, such as soapstone or marble, should be routinely sealed to preserve their resistance to humidity and stains.
To learn more about cleaning natural stone in your bathroom, click here.
What types of grout is used in showers and baths?
Grout is a bonding product used for filling the joints, or spaces between ceramic or porcelain tile. The narrow space left between tiles is referred to as a grout joint. This area is porous and should be sealed and routinely maintained to prevent mold and stains from seeping into the surface. When picking out a type of grout for your tile, home repair expert Danny Lipford suggests, “choose a product that has the flexibility to be used in a wide range of joint sizes, as some grout products can only be used with grout joints of a certain size.”
The four types of grout for ceramic tile are fine sanded, unsanded, quarry type, and epoxy.
- Unsanded grout is used for wall tiling, in locations where the grout joint is less than 1/8-inch wide.
- Finely sanded grout is used for floor tiles in spots where the joints are 1/8-inch to 3/8-inch wide.
- Quarry-type grout is similar to finely sanded grout, quarry-type grout consists of a coarser grain of sand. Quarry grout is used for joints that are 3/8-inch to 1/2-inch wide. It is often used with Saltillo tiles.
- Epoxy grout is a tough grout is ideal for bath countertops that take a beating. It is made of an epoxy resin and a hardener. Epoxy grout is highly resistant to stains and is known for its bonding strength.
Grout isn’t stainproof, but add-ons such as a latex additive or sealer can help prevent staining.
How does Wet & Forget Shower work to remove grime on bathroom tile?
Wet & Forget Shower gets your shower tiles (walls and floors) sparkling clean with no scrubbing required! Just spray it on shower tile and then rinse the next day. Wet & Forget Shower eliminates stubborn soap scum, dirt, and shower grime. It does the work for you!
Wet & Forget Shower works while you sleep to knock out shower grime. In the morning, just rinse your bath tile to chase bath grime down the drain. Quick and easy!
Wet & Forget Shower Saves You Time!
Most brands of no-scrub tile cleaners say you should spray your shower daily for the best results. Spraying your shower every day? Who wants another morning task before work? Wet & Forget Shower keeps your bathroom tile sparkling clean with just a weekly spray. And Wet & Forget Shower’s high-efficiency trigger sprayer makes applying Wet & Forget Shower simple and easy – you’ll be done in no time.
Wet & Forget Shower Saves You Money!
With most shower sprays, one bottle will give you approximately 7 applications, or one week of cleaning. To keep your shower clean, you’ll need to buy several bottles a month.
Wet & Forget Shower packs 12 weeks of cleaning into one bottle. And it keeps your shower sparkling for less than one-third the cost of comparable daily shower sprays.
Does Wet & Forget Shower remove stains, mold, and mildew from grout?
Wet & Forget Shower will remove soap scum and everyday surface dirt from tile grout and will remove surface mold and mildew stains. However, mold and mildew stains can become embedded in the grout. This is due to a moisture problem that exists behind the grout. The best way to remove embedded stains is to remove the grout, treat the mold/mildew problem, and then add new grout.
Whether your bath tile is glass, ceramic, slate, or mosaic, Wet & Forget Shower makes your shower shine in no time!