What are the best Bathroom Scrubbing Brushes?
I am a big believer, that is is not always the Cleaning Product you use when cleaning, but the Tool you choose to accompany it. There are so many choices out there, but here at Neatspiration, I have spent years finding the best Bathroom Scrubbing Brushes, and by that I mean, the best quality, and the best for the environment.
What Scrub Brush should I use for each surface in my Bathroom?
This is probably the most important question you can ask yourself to keep your bathroom surfaces looking their best and most importantly, protected from scratches. I have seen so many baths and shower screens damaged by tools that are not designed for the job, and the saddest part, it once you scratch a surface deeply, you cannot repair it.
I recommend NEVER using scrubbing brushes or scourers on shower glass. Shower glass can easily be scratched and scratches are permanent. If you clean your shower regularly a microfibre cloth should be enough...but let's be honest here...sometimes things get neglected. If this is the case, and you have a whole heap of soap scum build up, the safest, easiest and quickest way to remove soap scum, is to thoroughly wet your shower glass and to use a glass scraper. No scrubbing and no scratches!
Wall Tiles are a lot hardier that Shower Glass so they can put up with a bit more. Again, and no lectures or judgement here...but, if you clean your shower wall tiles regularly a microfibre cloth should be enough...but let's be honest here...sometimes things get neglected. If this is the case, and you have a whole heap of soap scum build up, the safest, easiest and quickest way to remove soap scum, is to thoroughly wet your shower wall tiles and to use either, a Coconut fibre scrubber (like EcoCoconut, or Safix), a Scouring Pad (like Natural Value, or Full Circle), a Scrubby (like EuroScrubby) or a Copper Cloth (like Resparkle or Dishy). I really love Copper Cloths for this use as Copper is a soft metal, and if your surface is wet, it will not scratch, just like all the previously mentioned options. But, my favourite method is yet again, is to thoroughly wet your shower glass and to use a glass scraper. No scrubbing and no scratches!
Floor Tiles are hardier again from Wall Tiles and can put up with a lot. And, in all honestly really need a good scrub as they get really grimy. For this job, I LOVE the Full Circle Lean and Mean and the Full Circle Tough Stuff. They mould to your hand, so you don't get cramps and the bristles are super tough and will last for years, unlike some supermarket options.
Let the fun begin!!! Oh I love cleaning grout and the same method can be applied to floor and wall grout. For this job, you need the right tool. Anything too abrasive can corrupt the integrity of the grout, and that combined with harsh chemicals over the years can cause your grout to even fall out! So, when cleaning grout, always use a specially designed Grout Brush. My two favourites are the Full Circle grunge Buster and the Full Circle Micro Manager. Tooth brushes? Sure, but they will take 10 times longer and won't last years like these to awesome brushes.
Oh man...here I go again... Again, and no lectures or judgement here...but, if you clean your bath regularly a microfibre cloth should be enough...but let's be honest here...sometimes things get neglected, and body scrubs and kids are grotty. If this is the case, and you have a whole heap of soap scum build up, the safest, easiest and quickest way to remove it is to use a cleaner like Bon Ami, or BiCarb, or a cream cleanser like, EcoStore, Our Eco, Ecologic and a gentle Cleaning Scourer. Marble block cleaners are also awesome for this job like Eco Mates and Universal Stone.
I recommend NEVER using scrubbing brushes or scourers on Mirrors. They are too expensive to ruin with scratches and once you try the e-cloth Glass Gloth, you will never go back!
See bath above, BUT, sometimes, around the taps need a good scrub, and to protect your taps and vanity surface, the best tools for this job is the Full Circle Micro Manager. it is small enough to get into crevices and has a handy crevice tool at the end, that will not scratch.
This is a blog within itself, so please click here to read "How to deep clean your Toilet!" And no scrubbing brushes are needed, oh except LooBlade. Please do not ever use really abrasive tools like steel wool inside your toilet bowl as they will permanently scratch the porcelain.
Why should I use a different Brush for different areas?
Different tools are specifically designed with a specific purpose and surface in mind. So using the wrong tool, can leave permanent damage, whereas the right tool, can make the job easier, quicker and leave your surfaces protected for the future.
How can Bathroom Scrubbing Brushes be good for the Environment?
Plastic Scrubbing Brushes get a pretty bad wrap when it comes to eco speak, but ALL Plastic Scrubbing Brushes sold at Neatspiration are different than anything else out there... They are all RPET - which means they are all made from recycled plastic, and no further plastic production is required. Recycled plastic production uses 1/3 of the energy virgin plastic needs for production, and all Full Circle products are made without harmful coatings, dyes and chemicals to make sure your family gets a healthier, BPA-free clean.
Other mentioned products like Coconut fibre products are all sustainably sources, and at the end of their lives are 100% Compostable, so you can either pop in your green waste bin, compost bin, or even plant in the garden to compost naturally.