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:
- Arm & Hammer Clean Shower (pH 4-5)
- Simple Green (pH 2.5)
- Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaner
- Zep Shower Tub and Tile Cleaner
Products to Avoid:
- Tilex (pH 12)
- Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foam (pH 12)