Asked on Jul 28, 2020

HOW DO YOU CLEAN CERAMIC TILES?

Deb KBecky at Flipping the FlipKathy Gunter Law
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  • Lindsay Aratari
    on Jul 29, 2020

    I use Young Living's Thieves for all my cleaning needs

  • Mogie
    on Jul 29, 2020

    One of the most important things in knowing how to clean tile floors is keeping the grout clean. Dirty grout equals dingy-looking floors. Grout is porous and easily absorbs dirt, grease and other materials. Spray the grout with a commercially prepared grout cleaner. You can also use a mild bleach solution. It’s a good idea to wear gloves when using these types of products. For deep stains, allow the cleaner to sit for 10 minutes. Use a toothbrush or other small scrub brush to scrub the grout.


    For stubborn grout stains, mix a paste of baking soda and water. Apply it to the stain, let it sit overnight and then scrub with a nylon brush. Don’t use a metal brush as it will scratch the tile. Let the grout air dry, then put on a silicone-based grout sealer to resist future stains and dirt.


    Here’s how to clean ceramic tile that has been stained. For coffee, tea or juice stains, wash the tile surface with hot water and detergent, then blot with hydrogen peroxide. For grease stains, wash with club soda and water, or a commercial floor cleaner. For ink stains, soak a cloth in diluted bleach and lay it on top of the stain. Leave the cloth until the stain is gone. Rinse thoroughly when done.


  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 29, 2020

    I spray mine in the shower with "wet & forget shower" and that's all you have to do. Where I have a marble tub, I use the Lysol blue soap scum shower clean in a trigger spray bottle with a scrub brush. I prefer the one that is powered by a rechargeable battery.

  • If it’s a floor, I use a steam mop. To clean the grout, baking soda and peroxide.

  • Deb K
    on Aug 10, 2020

    Hi Myrna, hope this helps, sweep or vacuum your tile floors regularly to keep them from getting dull. Ceramic tiles may be resistant to dirt, but sand and grit can dull the glazed surfaces. Choose the right floor mop: Clean tile with mild detergent and clean water using a rag or chamois-type mop rather than a sponge mop, I also think it best to dry the floor with a micro fiber cloth over the mop.

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