Surfaces made of glass tiles are often beautiful and attractive. They tend to be easy to care for and clean as well as durable.
Here are some tips on how to clean and maintain your glass flooring to keep it clean and last longer.
Cleaning up glass tiles in the shower
Glass tiles do not absorb water, therefore, easy to clean and care for as they are completely resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria.
It, however, does not imply that you become lazy and avoid cleaning them. Just like every other flooring option installed in your home, glass tiles need to be rinsed and cleaned regularly.
Water and Vinegar
Mix white vinegar and water in the ratio 1:1 and you will get a natural glass floor cleaning solution. You can then spray your glass floor using a spray bottle, wipe off the surface and then rinse with clean water. Alternatively, you can use your common bathroom cleaning agents to clean your glass floor surface.
Heavy duty cleaning
The bathroom is prone to the buildup of scum and soap, not forgetting hard mineral water deposits. In case your bathroom is affected by these issues, then you use one of the following two practices. It is entirely up to you depending on how severe the problem appears to be.
- First off, mix white vinegar and water in the ratio 1:1. Spray your glass floor and allow it settle for slightly more than 10 minutes. Scrub the glass with a soft bristle scrub brush while taking precautions not to scratch the said glass. After cleaning, use water to rinse the floor then wipe it dry.
- Another option would be to use white vinegar without mixing it with water.
Cleaning kitchen glass tiles
Going for a kitchen backsplash made of glass tiles would be the best option. These tiles offer protection against spilled food and oil spatters. They are even more resistant when cleaned regularly, retaining their shiny, vibrant look and feel for many years to come.
You can clean kitchen backsplash with the same procedure as used in cleaning bathrooms. However, feel free to add nearly a half teaspoonful of dishwashing soap. First, put the dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle then add warm or hot water. After spraying the backsplash, you can wipe off the surface using a soft bristled brush then rinse.
Textured glass tiles.
Different glass tiles have different surfaces. Some have flat surfaces while others have textured surfaces. Ensure that you gently wipe all the grooves and crevices as you clean textured surfaces.
Cleaning the grout
When using a standard grout cleaner, you should not have any problem cleaning grout as the glass is completely impervious. You can also create a bleach water mixture in a spray bottle. Use a soft bristle brush to clean the grout after spraying then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Precautions when cleaning grout
Take note that even as you clean a dirty grout, do not use too much force because you may end up damaging it. As mentioned, always use something soft when cleaning grout. Avoid wire brushes at all costs. Try wiping off stains before resolving to utilization of a brush. Try it out in a spot that is inconspicuous just to be sure that you are doing the right thing.