How to Clean Gritty Film Off Ceramic Tile Floors

Ceramic tile is a popular type of flooring for kitchens and bathrooms. Though it's attractive, tough grit, soap scum or a thin layer of film can accumulate on the ceramic and dull its appearance. With a little elbow grease, however, you can easily restore your ceramic tile floors to like-new condition.

  1. Understand that ceramic tile can become scratched or dulled from abrasive cleaning products. As such, you should only use mild cleaners and a soft cloth or sponge when cleaning the grit from your ceramic tile floors.

  2. Spray a non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner (such as Formula 409) directly onto your ceramic floor.

  3. Wait a few minutes to let the cleaner soak into the gritty film.

  4. Use your sponge or soft cloth to gently wipe away the film.

  5. If the film remains, try using a mildly abrasive cleaner like Bon Ami. Again, wipe the film gently with your sponge or cloth.

  6. Thoroughly rinse the floor with water. This removes any lingering household cleaner that may damage the appearance of the tiles over time.

  7. Wipe the floor clean with a towel.

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