How to Clean Kitchen Backsplash Tiles – Usefull Tips & Tricks for Cleaning

12+ How to Clean Kitchen Backsplash Tiles

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There is no doubt that marble is one of the most beautiful backsplash materials. However, due to its porous nature, it is harder to maintain than other alternatives like ceramic or porcelain. But with a proper cleaning routine, you can maintain the first-day beauty of your tiles for many years to come. To complete the timeless elegance of the marble chevron tiles, white and wood cabinets and gray countertops are a perfect choice that provide a well-balanced overall look.

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Since mosaic backsplashes consist of tiny chips, they have more grout lines than large-format tiles. That’s why cleaning the backsplash becomes more important for these types of tiles. You can manage a cleaning routine for both tiles and grout lines to maintain their first-day beauty for many years to come. But don’t let this worry you. Glass tiles are a very easy-to-clean material that you can simply wipe down the surfaces with a clean cloth and warm water.

How to Clean Kitchen Backsplash Tiles

Kitchen backsplash tiles have an important place in designs, at least as much as cabinets. They are the ones that make the cabinets and space look beautiful. In today’s market, backsplash tiles come in unlimited patterns and models with various color and material options. And each of these materials has its own cleaning routine. For example, 3D backsplashes can collect more dust and dirt with their movable structures, while white colors show the stains instantly. Black colors are the color type that shows the dust the most. Due to these variations, it is important to know which cleaning routine will be most suitable for your backsplash material. In this article, we have useful tips and tricks that will guide you on how to clean kitchen backsplash tiles. So read on to get a better idea and feel inspired for your next renovation project!

What is the Best Way to Clean Kitchen Backsplash Tiles?

Even if it seems like a daunting task, cleaning your backsplash tile regularly is pretty simple. After cleaning with a little warm water to soften the dirt, it should be quickly wiped with a sponge dipped in soapy warm water. Maintaining this cleaning routine regularly will help extend the life and appearance of your kitchen backsplash tile. And thanks to regular cleaning, the cleaning process can be completed in a short time since the dirt does not accumulate too much!

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When it comes to kitchen backsplashes, subway tiles are the most popular option whether you are designing a modern, traditional, farmhouse, or beach-style kitchen. Thanks to their simple rectangular shape, these tiles also provide easy-to-clean surfaces. And if you want to merge this classic pattern with a durable material, glass will be a perfect fit which increases the ease of cleaning. To complete the timeless appeal of the white glass subway backsplash, white shaker cabinets and quartz countertops will be a stunning pair, as you can see in this transitional kitchen.

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What is the best cleaner for tile backsplash?

By mixing a quarter cup of baking soda, a cup of water, and a few hand-dish soaps in a bottle, you can make a safe and convenient backsplash cleaner for removing most grime. Spray the prepared mixture on your backsplash and wipe it off with a damp cloth. Then clean it thoroughly by simply wiping it with a cloth dampened with water.

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If you are looking for a backsplash material that is very easy to clean, metal backsplash panels might be the one that you are searching for. Minimizing the grout lines, these metal sheets provide a groutless design that offers a seamless appeal. The lack of grout lines provides very easy-to-clean surfaces, which is important for kitchen backsplashes. These metal sheets have also a very modern and sleek look which can be a great pair for modern white cabinets and countertops, as demonstrated in this kitchen.

Things You Need to Know About Cleaning the Backsplash

The main thing we need to consider when it comes to how to clean kitchen backsplash tiles is, first of all, the backsplash material. Practical mixtures prepared at home are generally sufficient for any type of backsplash cleaning. Some materials like natural stones may require special cleaning products.

Regular Cleaning:
When cleaned regularly, you will have immaculate backsplashes without any problems. For most materials, a mild solution of warm water and dish soap is sufficient for a regular cleaning routine. For tougher grime or grease, you can create a paste using baking soda and water.

Deep Cleaning:
Depending on the usage, you might need a deeper cleaning for your backsplash. And for this process, you need different solutions for different types of materials. For the ceramic, porcelain, and glass tiles, you can use a solution of warm water, dish soap, and white vinegar and dry with a microfiber cloth. Due to their porous nature, you need to use a stone cleaner specifically designed for the type of stone. For the metal tiles, you can use a microfiber cloth dampened with warm water and a mild dish soap solution.

Additional Tips:
Whatever type of backsplash material you have, you need to clean your tiles immediately to prevent them from setting in and becoming more difficult to clean. Since the wall space behind the stove is the most vulnerable area against splashes and spills, you can consider using more durable and easy-to-clean materials. While it is beneficial not to use chemicals as they damage the tiles over time, cloth or bristle-tipped brushes should be preferred in order not to cause scratches during rubbing.

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How to Clean Textured Glass Kitchen Backsplash Tiles?

When it comes to easiest-to-clean backsplash materials, glass stands out with its non-porous and smooth skin. However, some glass tiles come with a textured surface and you might think that cleaning these surfaces might be problematic. But it is not! Just like the smooth finishes, textured glass tiles are also easy to clean materials. You just need to pay attention to cleaning the tiles immediately after cooking or washing the dishes. In this contemporary kitchen, our black and gray textured glass backsplash tiles are paired with gray granite countertops and wood cabinets to create a neutral color scheme with an organic warmth.

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What is the easiest way to clean kitchen backsplash tiles?

To remove dirt, oil and stains on the tiles use warm water, a clean cloth as well as quality tile cleaner. If you are doing a regular cleaning, the tiles can be cleaned by the use of a clean cloth with warm water. These processes have to be repeated several times for permanent stains. After that, drying a kitchen towel can make its surface shiny and smooth!

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Even though marble tiles are harder to maintain than glass or ceramic tiles, you can reduce it by using a polished finish. Polished marble tiles are easier to clean materials than honed or tumbled finishes. In this contemporary kitchen, our modern marble backsplash is paired with natural wood cabinets and gray countertops to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a touch of opulence.

Are tile backsplashes hard to clean?

Ease of cleaning differs according to backsplash types. Porcelain, ceramic, metal, and glass tiles do not require any special cleaning materials when cleaning, as they are resistant to staining and have a non-porous texture. They are very easy to maintain. However, backsplash with natural stone, 3D or rough surfaces require a little more strenuous cleaning due to the dust and dirt accumulated between them.

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Best Ways to Clean Natural Stone Kitchen Backsplash Tiles

Just like the other natural stones, limestone tiles also require regular sealing and cleaning. But, you can provide easier-to-clean surfaces by using large-format tiles instead of tiny mosaics, like our modern gray limestone backsplash! Adorned with a long and slim shape, this stone backsplash minimizes grout lines. The light wood cabinets, marble countertops, and gray range hood create a cohesive look with these tiles.

How do I make my backsplash tile shine?

You can make a homemade backsplash cleaner that gently polishes tiles without using harsh chemicals. In a spray bottle, add a quarter cup of baking soda to 1 cup of water. Stir the mixture by completing it with a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Spray this prepared mixture thoroughly on your backsplash tile to be cleaned. In this way, a bright beautiful appearance will be created.

Best Ways to Clean Kitchen Backsplash Tiles

Cleaning the tiles is one of the most important issues in the kitchen. They can collect many different types of dirt and stains that appear while cooking and cleaning dishes. For this reason, it should be kept clean frequently. And there are several ways to clean them.

Baking Soda for The Stains

Greasy stains can occur around the stove or kitchen sink, on the counter, on the backsplashes, and from the remnants of delicious food. You can mix a small amount of baking soda with a little water by rubbing gently using a mild abrasive such as baking soda. Pour dry baking soda into a bowl and add enough water until the paste forms thick enough to adhere to wall tiles. You can apply this mixture to the oil stains and leave it for about 10 minutes. You can clean it by taking a clean sponge or cloth, moistening it with water, and gently rubbing the grease with baking soda.

If the stains are not finished with baking soda, it is useful to use a harsh degreaser. You can test it first on a small invisible area to make sure it won’t discolor the tile and grout, and then apply very carefully to the oily area only and then clean until you’re sure it’s completely rinsed off.

How to Remove Grease Stains from Stone Tiles?

If tiles made of natural stone are used, a different cleaning method is required to prevent damage to the stone. If you are using a natural stone backsplash, you will need to purchase a stain-removal material that is used for it. Sealing natural stone tiles on a kitchen backsplash is a very important detail, especially since they can come into contact with many different elements that can seep into the stone.

In some cases, simple hand dishwashing liquid and water can be a safe cleaning solution. You can clean it with a soapy cloth and plain water by gently rubbing it with a soft bristle brush, which you can only use for cleaning tiles.

Homemade Multi-Purpose Backsplash Cleaner Method

By mixing a quarter cup of baking soda, a cup of water, and a few hand dish soaps in a spray bottle, you can make a safe backsplash cleaner for removing dirt. After spraying the prepared mixture on your backsplash, you can wipe it with a cloth and then clean it completely with a cloth dampened with water.

Use the Vinegar Method to Clean the Backsplash

Another method for backsplash cleaning is to use vinegar. Vinegar is another great cleaning solution to use on backsplashes if it’s ceramic, porcelain, or glass tile. Mix vinegar in equal proportions with a little warm water in a spray bottle. Spray onto the backsplash and wipe clean. No rinsing is required. A simple vinegar is a great cleaner, especially to help prevent oil build-up. It can be used comfortably in daily cleaning.

Stains for Attention to the Grout Lines

Tiles are very easy to clean, but since the grout lines are porous, it is useful to clean them carefully. You can clean it with a toothbrush reserved for tile cleaning, using the baking soda paste we talked about at the beginning.

By closing the tile and grout lines, you can eliminate the time and need for vigorous brushing. Mastic creates a protective barrier on the surface of your joint, making it harder for dirt to seep into the pores.

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If you are looking for an affordable material than glass or natural stone tiles, porcelain is the route to go! Even though these tiles come in more affordable price tags, they still provide endless design opportunities for a variety of kitchen designs. As you can see in this contemporary kitchen design, the modern porcelain tile backsplash creates a cohesive look with the two-tone kitchen cabinets and gray countertops. When it comes to how to clean porcelain kitchen backsplash tiles, it is an easy job. They are non porous materials and you can easily wipe down them with a damp sponge!

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Rustic Slate Backsplash Tiles with White Cabinets

Slate tiles are beautiful and their unique texture adds visual interest and a natural element to your kitchen. However, due to their rough and textured nature, they can be somewhat more challenging to clean compared to smooth-surface backsplashes. No need to worry about this. You can easily clean the tile rough tile surfaces with frequent cleaning. To balance the rustic appeal of these tiles, pair them with classic white shaker cabinets!

Design tip: Regular cleaning with a soft microfiber cloth and a mild, pH-neutral stone cleaner is crucial to prevent dirt and grime buildup on slate tiles.

How to Clean Grout Lines?

After your backsplash tile is cleaned, you can notice that the joint between the tiles is dirty. You can use baking soda paste prepared as two tablespoons of baking soda and one tablespoon of water to clean kitchen grout. Spread the paste on the mortar and leave it for 10 minutes. You can then use a soft-bristled cleaning brush to scrub the grout area firmly and clean it.

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How to Clean White Kitchen Backsplash Tiles?

You might think that cleaning a white backsplash is a daunting task but this is nothing to worry about. Even though they may require a bit more maintenance in terms of cleaning, especially if you choose white grout or a matte finish, you can still maintain their bright appeal by considering a few key factors. Material choice is important in this situation. Due to their non-porous nature, ceramic, porcelain, and glass tiles are relatively easy to clean. You can opt for one of these materials for your white backsplash. Surface finish is also an important point: glossy finishes are easier to wipe down as spills and splatters than matte finishes. And of course, a regular cleaning routine is crucial!

How do you remove grease from the tile backsplash?

You can prepare a paste that can fight kitchen greasy build-ups and stains by mixing a part of vinegar, a part of lemon juice, and two parts of baking soda; apply the oil to the tiles, then pack up the joints using putty. Use the paste on greasy tiles and grout with a toothbrush while scrubbing thoroughly. Tile surfaces can be easily freed from even stubborn grease in this way!

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The other important key factor in the cleaning of white backsplash tiles is the grout color. Even though white grout creates an aesthetically pleasing appeal with white tiles, it’s the most challenging to maintain. It can easily show stains and discoloration over time. Darker grout colors like gray or black are better, options to hide dirt and grime well. But overall, it doesn’t mean that you can not use white grout. If you decide to finish your white tiles with white grout, you need to pay attention to cleaning the grout lines too. In this modern kitchen, the modern white marble backsplash tiles are paired with a light gray grout which still offers a clean look like white.

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How to Clean Beveled Kitchen Backsplash Tiles?

Due to their 3D surfaces, beveled tiles might seem harder to clean. But they are not necessarily harder to clean than flat tiles if you follow proper cleaning methods and address spills promptly! Our black and gray glass backsplash tiles are adorned with beveled edges and a metallic finish which provide a sleek and modern appeal. To complete the dramatic look of these tiles, black cabinets, and countertops will be a great pair!

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