Yes, baking soda cleans and shines tiles: here how to use it

Absolutely, baking soda is a versatile and effective cleaner, and it can indeed be used to clean and shine tiles. Here’s a simple guide on how to use baking soda for this purpose:

Baking Soda Tile Cleaner Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • White vinegar (optional)
  • Lemon juice (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Gather Your Supplies: Collect a small bowl, an old toothbrush or a scrub brush, a clean cloth or sponge, and, of course, baking soda.
  2. Make a Baking Soda Paste: In the bowl, mix baking soda with enough water to create a thick paste. The consistency should be spreadable but not too runny.
  3. Apply the Paste: Using an old toothbrush or a scrub brush, apply the baking soda paste to the grout lines and tiles. Focus on areas with stains, discoloration, or built-up grime.
  4. Scrub Gently: Gently scrub the tiles and grout lines with the baking soda paste. The mild abrasive nature of baking soda helps to lift away dirt and stains without causing damage to the tiles.
  5. Let it Sit: Allow the baking soda paste to sit on the tiles for at least 15-20 minutes. This gives it time to break down stains and loosen grime.
  6. Scrub Again and Rinse:
    After letting the paste sit, scrub the tiles once more. If you’re dealing with stubborn stains, you can add a bit of white vinegar or lemon juice at this stage, as both are natural cleaners. Then, rinse the tiles thoroughly with water.
  7. Dry and Shine: Dry the tiles with a clean cloth or sponge. This will not only remove any remaining residue but also leave your tiles with a shiny finish.

Tips:

  • For extra shine, you can buff the tiles with a dry, clean cloth after they are completely dry.
  • Regular maintenance with baking soda can help prevent the buildup of grime and keep your tiles looking clean and shiny.

Note: Ensure that your tiles are resistant to abrasives, especially if they have a delicate glaze. If you’re uncertain, it’s a good idea to test a small, inconspicuous area first.

With this straightforward method, baking soda becomes a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution for cleaning and shining your tiles, leaving them looking refreshed and gleaming. 🌟🧽