WAY back at the beginning of January, I missed out on getting the chance to "nest" when Grace arrived on the scene a little early. We moved upstairs as soon as we could to get settled before she was born, but I never got the opportunity to thoroughly clean the unglazed ceramic hex tiles in our bathroom. They were a smudgy shade of grey from renovation dust and dirt and wet mopping/vinegar/Fantastik/etc. was doing nothing to "un-smudge" them.
You can see that the shower tiles had a bit of a ring around the drain. It's a little difficult to see in the photo, but in real life? Much more obvious. (By the way, this is an older post that had never been published. I wrote this in...what...March or something? Therefore, the socks I am wearing. Time flies.)
I had read on many forums and blogs about the wonders of the Magic Eraser on bathtubs and tile, so I decided to check it out for myself. The Magic Eraser looks innocent enough. Like a little foam sponge. I read the box and checked online trying to figure out what the "magic" part was (and, if touched, would I grow extra fingers eventually from
chemicals "magic"?) I couldn't find anything so I pressed on.
The bathroom floor was even more grey and smudgy because of foot traffic. Ack. Here is a close-up of the mess.
In order to make it last longer, I tore the Magic Eraser into three pieces. Wet it, per the instructions. And rubbed it on the tile.
Can you see that? I hope so. In the space around the eraser, it was definitely cleaner. And this took about .05 seconds, unlike my other feeble attempts.
Since then, I have discovered the more reasonably priced generic-brand "cleaning erasers" in my local grocery.
The grout? Well, we purposely chose dark grey grout to aesthetically show off the white tile AND to reduce cleaning woes. So far? One of the best decisions we've made, I think.