There’s nothing better than stepping into a fresh, clean shower. There’s also nothing more thankless than having to scrub your shower, especially shower tile. Shower tile is notorious for accumulating caked-on soap scum and can be frustrating to clean.

Luckily there are tips to help you combat that stubborn grime that sticks to your shower tile. While professional tile cleanings can get your shower looking like new, it’s important to take care of it in between cleanings.

Keep reading to learn how to clean shower tile and you’ll have your bath looking brand new in no time.

How to Clean Shower Tile 

There are several hacks you can use to clean shower tile. The first is an all-natural method. Here’s how to do it.


Begin by prepping your bath. Let your shower run hot for 10 minutes. This will help to loosen any caked-on dirt. While your shower is running, prepare your vinegar/water cleaning solution. 


Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a bowl, then transfer the solution to a spray bottle. Apply this to your shower tile. 

Let it sit for five minutes, as this allows the vinegar to penetrate any difficult soap-scum. 

After five minutes, turn your shower on again and rinse your tiles clean. Don’t forget to clean your grout.

In cases where your grout is chipping, you may need to apply brand new grout altogether. 

Baking Soda

Mix baking soda and water until a paste forms. Use this to clean the grout around your tile. If you have an old toothbrush, use it for those hard to reach cracks and crevices. 

Use a stiff bathroom brush to scrub your larger grout surfaces. Once all the gunk is gone, wipe your grout clean with warm water. Make sure to do this periodically in between professional cleanings. 

Go Green With Steam

If you’re looking to stick with an all-natural method, consider investing in a steam cleaner. Not only do they come with grout attachments, but they can be used to clean your entire house.

Use the attachment head to steam your tile and shower doors. You’ll instantly see a cleaner surface with minimal effort. 

No Scrub Method

Various bathroom cleaners tout their ability to clean grout and tile without scrubbing. It’s important to check these products in an inconspicuous area to make sure they don’t bleach or stain your tile and grout. 

They should be as easy as spraying, letting sit, and wiping away dirt and mildew. 

For safety reasons, always follow directions and use chemicals in a well-ventilated area. 

Clean Your Tiles the Right Way

Professional cleaners will give your bathroom a thorough cleaning, removing stubborn soap-scum, and eliminating harmful bacteria. However, it’s important to frequently clean your tile.

Now that you know how to clean shower tile, make sure to do it every week or so. Whether you use natural ingredients or opt for more potent tile cleaners is completely up to you.

Don’t struggle with dirty tile and grout. Let us give your house the five-star cleaning it deserves. Contact us today and a member of our staff will be happy to help you with all your cleaning needs.