Are new bathroom tiles easier to clean than old ones?

Old 08-02-05, 11:27 AM
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Question Are new bathroom tiles easier to clean than old ones?

Please help prove my husband wrong. (or right if you have to -haha) He claims that bathroom tiles and grout used currently is much easier to clean than tiles that were used in 1976. He claims they are mildew/mold resistant? Can anyone verify this? He wants to re-do our bathrooms with tile showers but I like the ease of cleaning the solid stall. Thanks for your help.
Old 08-04-05, 07:44 AM
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Its true there has been many advances in materials. Some grout may be mold/mildew RESISTANT...but i do not think any are going to rid the problem all together. The key is to make sure the grout is sealed properly and maintained with the proper cleaner. Grout mostly holds up 5 yrs or so..some as low as 2. So, that also factors into it. In my grout lines can be a pain if you let it go for awhile.
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There is no shortcut to keeping tiles clean. Grout should be kept sealed according to manufacturer's instructions. Shower walls should be wiped dry after each use and shower door or curtain left open to expedite drying. Mold and mildew tend not to grow on dry, well-ventilated surfaces. Run bathroom vent fan during shower and at least 20 minutes afterward to remove excess humidity from bathroom shower area. Spray mildew prone areas with disinfectant and clean weekly.

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