Cleanliness is much more important and necessary in the bathroom than in any other room in the house, because it is the place where personal hygiene takes place.
Baking soda, chalk powder, vinegar or lemon, among many other natural products, are effective cleaners and disinfectants. They eliminate the need for chemicals and abrasives that can damage tile and bathroom fixtures. Toilets, faucets and drains could also be damaged if not cleaned properly.
Sinks easily accumulate soap and toothpaste residue and hair can get trapped in the sinks drain. It should be cleaned regularly so the scum doesn’t become permanent and to prevent odors. Mirrors, the inseparable companions of sinks, must be always be clean and shiny.
Toilets get dirty continuously and it is important to keep them clean and disinfected to assure proper hygiene. Bleach should never be used in its disinfection since prolonged use can cause cracks in the toilet’s porcelain. It is advisable to clean it frequently with a toilet brush and use only natural products.
Marble is a porous stone and any stains must be removed before they get absorbed.
Coffee, red wine or tea stains
Scrub the stain with peroxide mixed with water. If the stain persists, cover it with salt and let it stand for a few minutes. If the stain is very stubborn you may use a brush.
Ink stains must be removed with ammonia.
Candle wax stains
It must be removed with boiling hot water and then scrub with a clean cloth and linen seed oil to protect the marble and add shine to it.
Marble in the bathroom
Stain resistant marbles must be used in the bathroom. They must also be water, humidity and steam resistant. Italian marbles are best suited for this particular use because of their resistance and because they are less porous.
To clean tile and porcelain use the following mix:
Defog your bathroom mirror
Freshen stale air