How To Clean Ceramic Tile Floors

Ceramic tile floors are easy to clean and maintain. Sweeping or vacuuming removes dirt and debris before it can become embedded in the tile or grout. Mopping with warm water, warm water and a small amount of All-Purpose Cleaner or using a manufacturer-recommended cleaning product also enhances your tile’s gloss, shine, and color. Just follow the steps below to keep your ceramic floors looking their great!.

Things You'll Need

  • White Vinegar, All-Purpose-Cleaner, or Dish Soap
  • Rotating Microfiber mop handle with Microfiber Towels or a Wet Mop
  • Vacuum with rotating brush deactivated or Dust Mop
  • Bucket
  • Water

How To Clean:

  1. Vacuum or sweep the tile to remove any dirt particles.
  2. Fill a bucket with a gallon of warm water and mix in a ¼ cup of white vinegar, a small amount of All-Purpose-Cleaner, Dish Soap or the manufacturers recommended cleaning solution (water alone can be used to give an effective cleaning). Change the solution when it gets cloudy or dirty.
  3. Dip the microfiber towel into the water mixture, ring thoroughly, attach to the mop handle and begin cleaning or use the Wet Mop.
  4. Ceramic tiles are held in place by grout. Over time this can become discolored and dingy and is hard to clean. Use a hand brush and a grout cleaner if necessary to clean the grout.
  5. Allow the floors to air dry

What Does The Data Say?

The average time to clean a tile floor is 7 minutes in an average sized home.

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