Cleaning by Tilex Bathroom Cleaner
Cleaning a bathroom is one of the worst house chores. Bathrooms need to be cleaned often and unlike other parts of your home, they cannot be just “dusted off” and still be considered clean. The most tedious task in bathroom cleaning is choosing a bathroom cleaner that will make the tiles look marvelous.
Like most people, even I have tile flooring in my bathrooms. Keeping those light colored tiles clean and shiny is quite a task. That is why I was looking for a bathroom cleaner which could quickly and without much hassle helps me to clean my tile floors. I came across many products including Tilex Bathroom Cleaner. This product is readily available in upmarket department stores in India. I live in Delhi and bought this from a store in Khan Market. You can also purchase this bathroom cleaner in India online on most of the popular stores.
At first, I was a bit reluctant to use a new product. I was not sure whether it will work for my tiles or not but then I took the risk and I was amazed by the results.
Let me tell you more about the product.
Features of Tilex Bathroom Cleaner:
- Comes in a unique spray bottle which is easy to handle and can easily be refilled. (Watch how to refill Tilex Bottle)
- Foaming product
- Bleach-free formula
How to use Tilex Bathroom Cleaner?
- Rotate nozzle to “Spray” or “Stream” position.
- Spray the product onto the surface and let it rest for 4-5 minutes.
- Gently wipe with a wet cloth or sponge. No need to scrub much if the stain is light.
To avoid the strong smell, you can use a mask while cleaning or open the bathroom door and turn on the fan afterward.
Price- Rs 300-400
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Just like any cleaning product this one has, it’s pros and cons.
What I liked
This product is that it is bleach-free and so it is safe on most bathroom surfaces including glass shower doors, glazed ceramic tile, plastic, chrome, fiberglass, glazed porcelain and synthetic marble. However, the instructions say that it should not be used on natural marble, brass and on varnished wood.
Another advantage of this product is that it is very easy to use it and not much effort is required in cleaning bathroom tiles. I only had to wipe the product off with a wet cloth or sponge and like magic, my bathroom tiles were clean again.
What I did not like
This bathroom cleaner is only for light cleaning purposes. It wasn’t effective on soap scum and on hard water stains. For molds, soap scums and hard water stains, you should probably use Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover.
Although its smell is less caustic than Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover and other bathroom cleaning products that I came across, still the pungent fragrance can be irritating sometimes. At first, the smell made me wonder if this product contained Bleach but when I checked the ingredients, I was reassured. Maybe that strong fragrance is because of chlorides or some other ingredient.
The pros and cons
|PROS ?||CONS ?|
|No Bleach Formula||Not good enough for mold, mildew spots, and hard water stains|
|Requires no scrubbing, rinsing or pressure washing||Has a strong, pungent smell|
|Easy to use- One step Application||Cannot be used on natural marble, brass or varnished wood|
|Can be used on most of the bathroom surfaces|
|Helps Save Water|
My Maid’s Opinion
Like everyone else I get my house cleaned by a maid. And this is what she has to say about Tilex Bathroom Cleaner,
“इसको इस्तेमाल करना तो आसान है और मेहनत भी कम लगती है, पर इसकी स्मेल से कभी-कभी मेरा सिर दर्द हो जाता है | “
Using this is easy and requires less effort, but its smell gives me a headache sometimes.
Would I Recommend It?
If you are a lazy person and want clean tiles without much effort, then Tilex Bathroom Cleaner is the right product for you. But if its caustic smell is a concern for you, then you can try using a mask or you can probably try some different products such as:
You can also go for Professional Bathroom Services which is quite a rage nowadays. It makes sense to get your bathroom deep cleaned once in a few months to get rid of heavy duty stains and so it can be maintained easily. You can find out more about what is included in bathroom deep cleaning here.
So have you used a bathroom cleaner and would like to share your experience? Write a comment and let me know.
With inputs by Twinkle Sahni