How to Clean a Ceramic Tile Floor

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Clean a Ceramic Tile Floor

Ceramic tiling is one of the floor coverings that is most commonly used in Western homes, as its maintenance and cleaning does not require specific care and, in turn, it is oftentimes the most economic type of flooring to install in your humble abode. However, it is important to know some techniques to remove nasty dirt, grime and stains from this type of floor to avoid living in filth, so that we at OneHowTo explain in detail how to clean a ceramic tile floor.

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Steps to follow:

Before you clean your ceramic tile floor, it's necessary to remove and banish all those elements that hinder cleaning so that you can reach every corner and completely remove any trace of filth. Thus, you should set aside chairs, lift the carpet and remove other obstacles that may hinder this task.


The next step you should take is to sweep or vacuum the floor tiles in order to remove dust and other solid residues that may have built up such as food remains, stray hairs, fluff etc. You should pay special attention to tight spots, behind furniture such as the sofa and in the corners of the rooms, as this is where dirt and filth tend to accumulate.


Then you can already start mopping the tiled floor but be sure to choose a specific commercial product for ceramic floors or or use a magical and powerful natural cleaner such as white vinegar. Thus, you should mix the commercial cleaner - following the instructions on the product's container or toss two cups of vinegar in a bucket or pail of water and clean the entire ceramic surface with a mop.

How to Clean a Ceramic Tile Floor - Step 3

If the crags and cracks of your ceramic tiles are very dirty or if filth has accumulated therein, you can use an old toothbrush to clean them more easily. For this area, it can be some handy dishwasher detergent mixed with a little warm water. If you're still at sixes and sevens, then we suggest you skim over our article on tricks to clean the tile joints.

How to Clean a Ceramic Tile Floor - Step 4

If your ceramic floor has a nasty big stain, you can try to remove it by rubbing it with a soft brush. It is essential that when you clean a ceramic tile floor, you must use soft utensils and products with a neutral pH. Never abrasive detergents or tools that could scratch these impeccable surfaces. If you are looking for tricks to clean marble, check our article on cleaning marble surfaces.

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Sarah Smith
I'm thinking about putting ceramic tiles into my bathroom. Thanks for the advice about how you should clean your floors and use a cleaner made for ceramics. Another thing to consider is to make sure that you get ceramic tiles installed that are easy to clean and durable.
Anna Picket
Clearing out the furniture would make it easier to do a deep clean of our tile floors. When I'm in a hurry, I tend to just clean the parts that are easiest to see. In my defense, those are the parts that get the most traffic, so they are generally the dirtiest. I'll have to make sure that I don't scratch the surface from now on with abrasive materials.
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