PORCELAIN TILE CLEANING With Heavy Buildup of Soap Scum
Article Number: 150 | Rating: Unrated | Last Updated: Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 12:39 PM
Q. I have 2" x 2" porcelain tiles for my shower floor. It accumulates a dark soap scum, etc. sticky buildup that is hard to remove. A regular scrub brush does not cut through to clean the tile. What products/tools are the best and safest to use. I was told that steel wool would be good to use or a 220 fine grit screen file. What are your recommendations? Also, it was sealed when installed. Should the floors and walls be resealed once a year? Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
A. Use a good quality soap film remover and a scrub pad -- the stainless steel or copper type.
As for the sealing, yes, it would be good to seal the grout lines and the tile (if it is the porous type) once a year.