How to clean floor joints and leave them shiny

One of the areas in the house that torments us the most to clean are the floor joints. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we cannot get these grooves to remain their original white color. Unfortunately, over the years these spaces between the tiles become worn and accumulate dirt, which makes the floor look neglected and even dirty.

man mopping the floor

But do not worry! For this there is a solution, there are many commercial and homemade alternatives and especially the Natulim floor cleaner that you can count on and in an ecological way. No matter how shiny your floor is, the joints will always attract attention if they are black. We tell you how to take care of cleaning the floor joints in this article.

Why do floor joints get so dirty?

Floor joints are generally crevices and it is very easy for dust, grease and dirt in general to accumulate in them. This accumulation of waste causes them to lose their original color and turn dark over time and lack of cleaning. Something that at first glance is unpleasant.

Additionally, if we do not clean regularly, they become an ideal place for the production of mold and other fungi. All these elements are extremely harmful to health. This is why it is advisable to thoroughly clean the joints to prevent their deterioration and accumulation of dirt.

The materials to use

You will be thinking about what materials you need to leave the floor joints shiny, and you will be surprised because there are very few of them and you surely have them at home. Pay attention so that you have them on hand when you start cleaning:

  • Sponges or cloth
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Multi-purpose gloves
  • Homemade products such as baking soda, white vinegar, liquid detergent, toothpaste and a floor cleaner of your choice.

We recommend the Natulim Floor Cleaner - 30 Eco-Strips, it will be the best helper to clean the floors and help with the deep cleaning of the joints that bother you so much. In addition, leaving your floor spotless, you will enjoy its refreshing jasmine aroma. Test it!

Natulim floor cleaner

Leave the floor joints impeccable in just a few steps

When we dedicate ourselves to deep cleaning our floors in the house, one of the tasks that requires the most effort is the dirt that accumulates very easily in the joints of the floor. And regularly, no matter how much care we put into it, we cannot get rid of that dirt that ends up leaving stains.

One aspect that we must take into account when cleaning the floor joints is the regularity with which we clean that area. Since, as we mentioned, the joints fill with grime due to the accumulation of dirt, that is, if we clean regularly and attack that area correctly, they would look shiny.

Added to this are also the products we use to clean the joints and the floor material. Not all floors can be treated with the same products. For example, you cannot use the same method for cleaning bathroom tile joints for a kitchen floor. In each place you will find different waste, and each one must be treated specifically.

In this article we offer you three options that you can choose from and evaluate which one gives you the best results: homemade options, commercial options and the Natulim Floor Cleaner - 30 Eco-Strips.

Homemade options to clean floor joints

Before starting to clean the floor joints, we recommend that you sweep the area to be treated very well to avoid dust, hair and other debris. If you can, take care of vacuuming it to make sure nothing is left on the floor. This way the cleaning method you use will be able to better penetrate the grooves. These homemade options will be useful to you and will leave your joints like new. Let's start with the cleaning!

Step 1: Prepare everything you will need. Don't forget to use multipurpose gloves to protect your hands and keep the place ventilated.

Step 2: Continue clearing the entire floor in the area you are going to clean, removing any objects that may hinder cleaning.

Step 3: Before starting to apply any product, you must first wash the floor with warm water so that it can loosen any grease or dirt found in the joints.

Step 4: Once you finish the first phase of cleaning, you are going to prepare a mixture. In a container, place a tablespoon of baking soda, a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid or detergent.

Step 5: Apply the mixture to the joints and scrub them with a soft bristle brush or sponge. After a few minutes you should begin to see the change, from dark-colored joints to those of their natural tone.

Step 6: Once the joints are clean. Wipe the floor with a mop that has been previously washed very well with warm water and let the floor dry.

Optional: If you want to add shine to your joints, you can apply a tablespoon of vinegar to the mop water you use when you finish.

Take note of these tips with homemade products to whiten these areas that accumulate a lot of dirt and need urgent renovation.

Another homemade alternative for those black floor joints

If despite your efforts you cannot correct the color of your floor joints so that they look white, you can use toothpaste. This dark color that the joints acquire is due to lack of cleaning, and you can find mold, grease, bacteria and germs.

Thanks to the components of the toothpaste, it has a high whitening power and can help clean silver and other metals.

How to use it: To use it on your joints, you just have to apply it to the affected areas with the help of multipurpose gloves or a brush. You should let it act preferably for several hours. For example, it would be ideal to do this at night and remove it the next morning. You can clean it with a soft bristle brush and scrub the area to remove any residue.

Your floor will not only be disinfected by the power of vinegar and baking soda, it will also have a fresh aroma and look shiny. And the best thing is that you used low-cost homemade products that will not cause harm to the environment.

Trading options you can also use

On supermarket shelves you can find a wide variety of products that are responsible for deep cleaning the joints. Some offer immediate whitening effects. We mention some that you can try in your task of restoring white joints:

Joint cleaner: This product is very specific and promises to eliminate the dirt that accumulates in the joints of the floor. The presentation we recommend is in spray. It is a powerful cleaner, capable of returning the dirtiest slots to their original state. Among its indications is that it should be left to act on the affected area and then brushed vigorously.

Soapy scourers: The popular soapy scourers are suitable for all types of surfaces. In addition, they are made with natural fibers and are very effective in removing the most difficult residues found in the joints. Another advantage is that they provide a rich fragrance.

White grout marker: With the white grout marker it is a practical option to return the joints to their original state. They are very easy to use and the most important thing is that they are effective in their cleaning work. Many are manufactured bactericidal to prevent the reproduction of mold, giving you surfaces free of these bacteria.

Keep in mind that most commercial products contain chemicals that can be harmful to you and the environment. Look at the components before using any of these alternatives and see which one is the most friendly to the type of surface on which you will apply them.

Natulim Option: Floor Cleaner - 30 Eco-Strips

The Natulim Floor Cleaner - 30 Eco-Strips is not a common cleaner, it goes much further. These are 100% biodegradable strips, which come in a cardboard box that is also biodegradable. A single strip is good for 100 square meters, so you can clean a considerable area. Take into account all the benefits it offers:

  • Deep cleaning
  • Suitable for all types of floors
  • Quick and natural drying
  • Disinfects and protects the floor
  • Dissolves completely

These are the steps to clean your floor with Natulim strips:

  1. Put the strip in the bucket of water
  1. Add the water
  1. Mop the floor with the solution
  1. Enjoy your clean house

The Natulim formula, including Alcohol 96, is free of cypermethrin. With a single strip you will clean and disinfect your floors without much effort. Don't stop trying them!

Floor cleaner, bucket and mop

Clean the floor joints with Natulim solution

A little help with cleaning will always come in handy, so we hope you take advantage of each of the recommendations we have given you. We show you several methods that you can apply to clean the floor joints and leave them shiny.

Regardless of the area you want to treat (bathrooms, kitchen or others), you already know that there are many products that you can turn into your allies. From homemade, commercial options and especially the innovative Natulim Floor Cleaners. Don't settle for those black joints that give your floor a bad look, take the risk of cleaning them and renewing them in just a few steps. For more details on cleaning recommendations, visit our blog.

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