Why You Should Clean The Tiles In The Shower

For many of us, our bathrooms are our oasis. We spend our mornings and evenings in there, showering, bathing, getting ready for the day, and relaxing before bed. Creating the most perfect bathroom is a treat, and when you work with the professionals at Transworld Tile, you can ensure a job done correctly, efficiently, and beautifully. You’re never going to want to leave your bathroom. 

That being said, since it is a bathroom, we have to take into account the hygienic factor, especially in our shower. Maybe you are the only one who showers and takes baths in your bathroom, or perhaps you share it with your partner or multiple family members. Either way, it’s essential that bathroom and shower cleaning is made a priority.

 Not only does regular cleaning ensure that your shower and tub remain clean and fresh and wards off the germs that accumulate throughout the various uses, but consistent, weekly cleaning maintains the upkeep of the bathroom tiles. If you’ve recently renovated your bathroom or you built a new house and got to design your bathroom yourself, then today’s blog post is for you.

 You might be wondering how you can make sure you bathroom is clean while also prolonging the life and health of the bathroom tiles you’ve invested in.

 Continue reading to find out some tips for keeping your shower and bathroom tiles clean and germ-free.


Make Sure It’s Dry 

Just because you’ve spent a pretty penny on the most beautiful tiles for your bathroom doesn’t mean that they won’t grow mold or mildew. In fact, dark and damp environments are the ideal location for growing disgusting mold. We only use our shower a few minutes a day, and for the rest, it sits in the dark until we return home for our evening shower or bath. After you’re done, the shower will continue being wet unless it is manually dried. If you want to maintain the cleanliness and quality of your shower and bathroom tiles, make sure to dry off the shower walls with a squeegee or a towel. If you have a bathroom window, leave it open for half an hour after you’re out of the shower so the humidity gets cleared out. Being diligent with keeping your shower dry will benefit you in the long run by eliminating the growth of mold and mildew, getting rid of germs, and maintaining the quality of the shower tiles.

 Be Aware Of Where You’re Placing Your Soaps 

Both bar and liquid soaps, body washes, and shampoos can accumulate a slimy mildew if left on a solid surface for a while. Rather than placing your bar soap or bottles of shampoo on the sides of the bathtub or on the floor of the shower, invest in in a shower caddy that will keep the products away from wet surfaces. If this isn’t an option for you, be diligent about cleaning the shower floors and the sides of the bathtub to get rid of those unwanted germ particles.

 Wipe Down The Bathroom Tiles On The Shower Wall 

Every week, use a cleaning spray and sponge or cloth to wipe down the shower walls. Even though we often aren’t in direct contact with the walls during our showers, the shower walls and tiles can be a breeding ground for germs to accumulate. Taking a few minutes out of your week to disinfect your shower walls and bathroom tiles will kills germs, benefit your health, and maintain the quality of the tile products you invested in. 

While you’re at it, be sure to clean the grout separating the bathroom tiles, where mildew and mold often grow. To clean the grout, use a soft scrub brush and cleaning solution made of baking soda, vinegar, and water to scrub away those nasty germs. Find more tips and tricks for effectively cleaning grout in a past blog. 


If you have any further questions about tile cleaning in your shower or bathroom in general, or you’re looking to find more information about the tiles we sell, do not hesitate to contact us today. We are committed to serving our clients by providing them with not only the highest quality tiles for their home improvement projects, but with our intentional customer service. Give us a call today to get a free quote.

Why You Should Clean The Tiles In The Shower