Choosing a Non-Alkali Cleaning Product


Marijane asked: What are some non-alkali cleaners for bathroom tiles? I just had my bath tiles regrouted, and the contractor told me not to use any alkali product because that will yellow the grout over time. I can’t find a product.

Non-alkali or non-alkaline cleaners are those with a pH of 7 or less. Products that are acidic, such as vinegar should be avoided. For help selecting a cleaning product, visit your local hardware or home improvement store. There are also a variety of tile and grout cleaners that are specially designed to preserve the coloring of the grout. For day-to-day cleaning products, here’s a few that you may want to consider.

Products to Consider:

Products to Avoid:

  • Tilex (pH 12)
  • Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foam (pH 12)

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