Restoring The Old And Vintage Bathroom Tile
Exclusive vintage bathroom tile designs and antique colors add charm. And also sophistication to any bathroom or kitchen, but years of use can give a stained appearance to the tile. If your vintage tiles are made of glass, it is easier to clean than unglazed tiles, which is porous and therefore stains more easily. Some discoloration is fine and adds to the unique look of old tile, but a little patience and hard work can restore your tile to make it a beautiful focal point of your room.
Point away from any surface granules or dirt cling to the old tile with a medium brush of soft bristles. Scrub the largest accumulation of dirt gently with a nylon brush. DIP a mild washcloth in a solution of one gallon of warm water and half a cup of dish detergent. Gently wipe the cloth on each surface. Let the tile dry and then clean again with the cloth. Apply a high-quality cleaner to tiles that have the toughest stains.
Apply liberally tested cleaner for the tile surface and let it set for 5 to 10 minutes. Clean the tile with a soft damp cloth, pressing on the most difficult areas. Use the nylon brush for stubborn stains. Rinse the old all tile area with warm water and wipe. Rinse the tile a second time. Wipe the entire surface with towel cloth towels and allow the tile to dry completely.