HOW TO CLEAN TILE JOINTS

Over time, the seams between tiles darken, mold appears, and make the kitchen or bathroom look unsightly. We tell you how to clean the tile joints step by step and the products you should use

00500637 O. Use bleach to disinfect

ONE.

USE BLEACH TO DISINFECT

Mix the bleach with hot water and apply to the dirty joints. Any of the remedies that we propose in this article to whiten the joints can be applied directly with a cloth or cloth on the joint -more comfortable if you use a spray- or use a small brush to descale. You will be able to rub in the area and the cleaning will be more affective.

Duravit taps and washbasin, hydraulic mosaic and Neoceramic tiles and bajlavabo furniture designed by decorator Natalia Gómez Angelats.

clean-joints-tiles-00501740 O. When cleaning the joints… use a brush!

TWO.

WHEN CLEANING THE JOINTS… USE A BRUSH!

With a small brush, use an old toothbrush, you will always help the cleaning product or mixture to penetrate more and get more dirt out. It is enough that the bristles are not too hard so as not to scratch the tile or damage its shine. Here are some other cleaning tips …

00426619. Use joint bleaches

3.

USE JOINT BLEACHES

Before you should clean the floor or wall well with water and bleach and let it dry completely. Then apply the specific product to whiten the joints. They usually incorporate specific sponges or brushes that will help you. These are products that color and are applied directly to the joints. They are left to dry for at least 30 minutes (or whatever the manufacturer indicates) and the gaskets are like new.

00426633. You can use the steam cleaner to clean the tile joints

FOUR.

YOU CAN USE THE STEAM CLEANER TO CLEAN THE JOINTS OF THE TILES

You have a? Well, you will get even better results for those excessively blackened joints (in the area of ​​the bathtub or shower , for example). Apply any of the remedies that we give you and enhance the effect of the products used by cleaning with pressure steam on the joint. This is for extreme cases, but if it’s your kitchen or bathroom tile, it works!

Shower tray from Roca, stool from Maisons du Monde, carpet from Zara Home and flooring from Floover Flooring.

00426634. Homemade products against mold

5.

HOMEMADE PRODUCTS AGAINST MOLD

The hydrogen peroxide will kill the mold that is created in some areas next to the bathtub or shower and that blackens the joints of the tiles. It is applied directly and you only have to rub with a scourer or brush. White vinegar also works against mold. Let it act for a few minutes on the joint and then clean. Here are some masterful (homemade) mixtures.

Fire zone semitoma with white hood_ 00427839. You can also use ammonia and hot water

6.

YOU CAN ALSO USE AMMONIA AND HOT WATER

It is the perfect mixture to eliminate the grease of the joints of the kitchen tiles . The ammonia will pull out stubborn dirt as you disinfect. Open the windows and clean the joints with a brush and this mixture.

Fires from Electrolux, oven from Bosch and Sweet model hood from Élica.

TILE JOINTS 00427836 O. Mix baking soda, vinegar and hot water

7.

MIX BAKING SODA, VINEGAR, AND HOT WATER

This formula is less aggressive when it comes to cleaning blackened tile joints. Mix baking soda, white vinegar and very hot water and apply to the joints. Afterwards, pass a brush and rub.

00381810 O. The magic joint marker

8.

THE MAGIC JOINT MARKER

If despite having applied some of these tricks, the tile joints are not as white as you would like, once clean as we have indicated,  paint the joints with a marker specific to the task . It is easy because it will be like going over the lines.

Dirt accumulates in tile joints , whether on kitchen or bathroom floors or walls , and turns black over time. Dirt, dust and mold are the culprits that these rooms do not look clean as we would like. It is advisable to clean frequently to avoid that there is no going back but you have already seen that it is possible to recover the joints.

IF YOU WANT TO REDUCE THE BLEACH, AMMONIA OR VINEGAR BEFORE APPLYING, DO IT 50% WITH HOT WATER. POUR THE MIXTURE INTO A SPRAY BOTTLE TO APPLY IT DIRECTLY TO THE JOINT. CLEANING WILL BE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE FOR YOU

Of course, the option of reapplying the grout (the layer that is applied between tiles when they are installed), that is to say renovating it, is the most effective although the most cumbersome. But if you think it is the option, we will tell you how to do it step by step.

STEP 1. Gently scrape off the old grout. It must be done gently so as not to damage the tile.

STEP 2. Clean well.

STEP 3. Prepare grout according to manufacturer’s directions.

STEP 4. Apply the product on the joints with a spatula.

STEP 5. Use a damp sponge to remove grout from tile surface.

STEP 6. Use a sealant or grout protector to help protect the joints from moisture. They will last in good condition and white longer.

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