This post is sponsored by Wagner.
Yesterday, we showed you the finished hall half bath
. A lot of work went into the quick makeover and the results left us with a fresh looking and feeling space. The only things we didn’t get to were swapping out the faucet (we’ll find the perfect one soon) and addressing the tile floors that are mostly under the new area rug now:
When we install hardwood floors on our first floor, they will most likely continue into this room since there isn’t humidity from a shower or bath that could harm them like a typical bathroom. Although we weren’t ready to rip out this tile, I didn’t want to leave a practically new room with the floors in their current state.
Just…dirty? Smudge-y? I have cleaned them multiple times since moving in, but they have continued looking dull. We’ve partnered with Wagner recently and they sent us a variety of products to try out over the next couple months, including a steamer
This steamer came with a lot of attachments for obvious things like removing wallpaper (we lucked out in not having to deal with that task in this home), but also a few other attachments to clean things I never thought of using a steamer to clean: A grimy barbeque grill, a stovetop, bathroom fixtures, and this large cleaning brush that is ideal for cleaning tile without using any chemicals. Oh tile. We have a lot of you.
In the manual, there was a small chart that gave hints about how much water to add to produce steam for a given amount of time. Since the bathroom was small, I opted to pour just 16oz in which resulted in about a 15 minute steam time (it can go for as long as 45 minutes before you need to refill it) which turned out to be perfect.
After you add the water, and turn it on, a red and green light will come on. The red light turns off when it’s ready to steam–which took less than 5 minutes. I decided to steam myself out of the room starting in the far corner behind the toilet and working my way out.
There’s a trigger to hold to let out powerful steam:
And I occasionally released it to scrub, scrub, scrub a little bit, especially in the grout lines.
The whole bathroom took less than 15 minutes to do (although I have a LOT more tile to tackle in the house). It also came with a squeegee attachment for windows and tile, but the Idaho air is so dry, the floor had already started drying by itself before I finished.
The results may not be astonishing in photos to you, but are very apparent to us. They are richer and shinier and most importantly–cleaner. And it was so nice to not break out any chemicals for cleaning either. I can’t wait to try it on our tile…countertops. Oy! I am not sure I want to know what color that grout is supposed to be. (Who tiles kitchen countertops?!)
Special thanks to Wagner who sponsored this post and sent us their 915 On-Demand Power Steamer to try out. They didn’t tell us which products to use or what to say, that’s all me.