How to Clean a Ceramic Tile Shower?

A ceramic tile shower needs regular cleaning to keep it looking great. Dirt, soap scum, and other residue can build up over time, making it difficult to clean. Fortunately, there are ways to make cleaning a ceramic tile shower much easier and quicker. 

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Step 1: Pre-Cleaning

The first step in cleaning a ceramic tile shower is to pre-clean it with a solution of vinegar and water. Mix the two ingredients in a spray bottle to create an acidic cleaner that can loosen dirt and grime before you start scrubbing. Apply the solution to the grout lines and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes before scrubbing. 

Step 2: Clean the Shower Surfaces

Use a sponge mop to wipe up any soap scum and product that collects on your shower walls. Be sure to replace the water in the mop as soon as it gets dirty so that your tiles don’t get dull and soiled. 

You can also scrub your shower tile with a plastic all-purpose scouring pad. Using this method will make the job much easier and faster than scrubbing the shower wall or floor by hand. The scouring pad will help you remove the gunk from your shower walls and floor quickly without damaging or scratching your ceramic tile. 

Regardless of the type of cleaning product you choose, be careful to test a small, unobtrusive area before applying it to the whole tile. Some cleaners can etch natural stone tiles and other materials, so it’s important to use a product that’s specifically designed for your shower tile type. For example, you can use a mild soap made for natural stone or a neutral cleaner recommended by your tile manufacturer.