How to Clean a Ceramic Tile Floor
By: Danny Lipford
What is the best way to clean a ceramic floor tile? -Doris
Cleaning ceramic tile is as simple as using a damp sponge mop and mild detergent, but cleaning the grout between the tiles is another matter. When cleaning grout, avoid cleaners that contain bleach or ammonia, since they can cause fading and discoloration of the grout color.
Most store bought floor cleaners do a good job of cleaning grout, but if you want to try a homemade formula, pour an ounce of Murphy Oil Soap and 1/2 cup of white vinegar into a bucket with two gallons of warm water, then use an old toothbrush or narrow scrub brush to clean the grout lines in your tile floor.
Once the grout is clean and has dried thoroughly, apply a grout sealer to keep dirt and stains at bay.
Good luck with your project,
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