House Cleaning Tip: How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floors

Learn from our Maid Right cleaning experts how to clean ceramic tile floors. These kinds of tiles are a popular choice for flooring in bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas. And no wonder! Ceramic tiles make a beautiful floor thanks to their attractive appearance and range of shapes, colors, and finishes. They also make a long-lasting floor, thanks to ceramic’s inherent durability.

Below, our house cleaning experts have detailed the best way to clean ceramic tiles, as well as the best way to clean dirty grout and stained ceramic.

Cleaning Ceramic Tiles

Cleaning ceramic tiles is relatively simple.  In fact, you likely already own the house cleaning materials you need to keep tiles looking great week after week. All you need for ceramic tile cleaning is a broom, water, dish soap, a soft mop, and a mopping bucket.

  • Sweep the tile to ensure its free of dust, dirt, and grit.
  • Fill a bucket with water and a drop of dish soap.
  • Damp mop the floor using this mixture.
  • Allow the floor to air dry or towel it dry.

There are a couple of tips you should keep in mind to ensure you get the right results when cleaning a ceramic floor. First, make sure that you don’t put too much soap in the water. Second, change the water as soon as it gets cloudy. Otherwise, you can end up with a dull, sticky film when you finish mopping. Third, make sure to use a soft mop instead of a sponge mop. A sponge mop can deposit soap-water in your grout, leading to stains and requiring more frequent grout cleaning.

By following these steps, you can get any ceramic tile floor looking great.

Cleaning Stained Tiles

While ceramic tile is resilient, it can still be susceptible to stains. Depending on the type of stain, you’ll want to use a specific house cleaning product to get your tile back to tip-top shape.

For grease stains, you can use club soda and water or a commercial house cleaning agent. For tea, juice, and coffee stains, you can spot-clean stains with hydrogen peroxide. For ink, apply a cloth that’s been dampened with diluted bleach and allow it to sit until the stain is gone.

If you’d prefer to leave ceramic tile cleaning to the house cleaning experts, contact your local Maid Right today. Call (855) 624-3744 or click here to get a house cleaning estimate for your home.