Tile Stain Removal
How To Clean Ceramic Tile
Stains on tile floors can be a challenger. Fortunately, there are many ways to combat stains and to keep your tile floors looking their best.
Always test first before trying any stain removal process. You should always read the manufacturers directions before attempting to remove any stain from your tile.
Tile and Grout Cleaner
This is a great homemade tile and grout cleaner that is safe for frequent use. It also works well for removing soap scum and cleaning tile counters.
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- 1/3 cup of ammonia
- 1/4 cup of white vinegar
- 7 cups of water
Combine all of the above items into a spray bottle and shake it very will to mix thoroughly. Do not use this with chlorine bleach. Never mix ammonia and bleach containing products as a poisonous gas will result. Just spray it on the tile or grout and then wipe it dry with a paper towel or a cleaning towel.
Removing Blood Stains
Cover the blood stained area with paper towels and blot up as much as possible. Then pour some liquid detergent or disinfectant and cold water on the paper towels. You should let the solution sit for 30 minutes.
Use cold water and scrub to wipe up and remaining stain, then wipe the area dry with clean paper towels.
Gently rub the burn mark or spot with #0 fine grade steel wool along with either cold water or a detergent solution..
Heel and Scuff Marks
Use either Mr. Clean Magic erasers which should easily remove the scuff mark, or use a pencil eraser to easily remove heel marks.
Ink marks will come off easily with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, or you can try using #0 fine steel wool and an all-purpose detergent solution. If the stain remains, try using ammonia on it for about 15 minutes and wipe it dry.
You can also try using denatured alcohol to remove ink stains if the tile is vinyl. There are also ink stain removers commercially available, but be sure to check the product instructions along with the recommended surfaces first.