Sweep the floor daily with a dust mop. Dirt particles left on the floor scratch the tiles, ruining their shine and giving them a permanently dull appearance.
Combine ¼ cup vinegar with 1 gallon of water if the tiles are dull due to grease, hard water or heavy dirt buildup. Mop the floors with a sponge mop and the vinegar solution.
Mop the floor a second time with clear water. Wring out the mop often and change the water if it becomes dirty or cloudy. Dirty mop water leaves behind a thin film that reduces the shine on the floor.
Combine one to two squirts of liquid dishwashing detergent with 1 gallon of water if the floor is dull but not dirty. Mop the floor with this solution. Mop a second time with clear water to remove any remaining detergent film.
Things You Will Need
- Dust mop
- Mop bucket
- Sponge mop
- Dishwashing detergent
- Commercial tile cleaners are also available. Use only those cleaners labeled for use on your particular tile material.