Sweep the glazed ceramic tile frequently to keep the dirt under control. Removing the dirt right away prevents it from becoming ground into the tile and grout. Sweeping the dirt away is much easier than scrubbing it after it's already set. A vacuum is another possibility, although you should avoid using one with a beater bar, which may damage the appearance of the tile.
Mop the surface of the ceramic tiles regularly. A mild detergent helps remove the ground-in dirt more easily. Adding a cup of white vinegar to a gallon of water is another simple cleaning solution for ceramic tile.
Use a sponge with a cleaner approved for use on tiles to remove stubborn dirt spots or stains that don't vanish with the mopping regimen.
Clean the grout lines with the vinegar solution and a brush. For more difficult stains, try a paste made with baking soda and water. Commercial grout cleaners are another option.
Rinse the entire floor with clean water to remove any detergent or cleaner residue. Use a soft cloth to dry the ceramic tile floor if desired.
Things You Will Need
- Floor cleaner
- Consider sealing the grout to keep some of the dirt and spills from staining.