How to Clean a Ceramic Tile Floor


How to Clean a Ceramic Tile Floor. It’s the porous surface of ceramic tiles that
make them so warm and welcoming to bare feet—it’s also what makes them so vulnerable to stains
and grime. You will need A vacuum with a floor or brush
attachment A bucket with 2 gal. of warm water A quarter c. of white vinegar or a quarter
cup of mild soap A rag mop and a brush with plastic bristles. Step 1. Vacuum your floor thoroughly to remove any
loose dirt or grime. Step 2. For an unsealed floor, mix the vinegar into
the bucket of warm water. For a sealed floor, mix the mild soap into
the water instead. Sealed tile floors should be waxed once a
year — and stripped, re-sealed, and re-waxed every few years. Step 3. If there are any stains, use the cleaning
solution and the plastic-bristled brush to scrub them away. Step 4. Soak the mop in the bucket containing the
cleaning solution, then ring it out. Check warnings or recommendations from the
tile’s manufacturers before using a commercial cleaner. Step 5. Mop the floor. Step 6. Empty the cleaning solution and fill the bucket
with clean water. Step 7. Mop the floor again to rinse, making sure
not to mop yourself into a corner. Step 8. Allow the floor to dry, then take off your
shoes and go for a stroll. Did you know In the West African country of
Mauritania, it’s traditional to eat sitting on the floor.

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