Cleaning Tile tips;

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Legacy real estate CA BRE#00886348

Tile is a durable, versatile addition to any home.  But even the toughest tile can get spots and stains from time to time.  Here are some ways to clean your tile:

  • Remove mildew and make tiles sparkle by sponging with a solution of ammonia and water.
  • For stubborn stains, apply a paste of scouring powder and water, and let it sit for five minutes.  Scrub with a nylon scrubbing pad, rinse and wipe dry.  Avoid using a brush with stiff bristles, which could scratch the surface of the tiles.
  • to keep the grout joints on tile clean longer, wash with a solution of 1 to 2 tablespoons of chlorine bleach in one quart of water.  Dry thoroughly, and then apply an acrylic sealer or three coats of lemon oil.  Let dry one hour between coats.
  • If tiles have a dull film, wash them with a solution of vinegar and water. Polish with a towel.


Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I have included several cleaning tips in my rental resident handbook including the use of VINEGAR to clean waste pipes.....

Mar 01, 2013 07:38 PM