Mix a bucket with ¼ cup dishwashing liquid and warm water. Dip a sponge into the solution, and scrub the scratch on the tile, especially eliminating all debris and soil from the scratch itself.
Sand the scratch with 200-grit sandpaper. Use the coarse sandpaper to attempt to smooth the scratch and sand down the rough edges. Sand in a back and forth motion.
Switch to 100-grit sandpaper, and smooth around the inside area of the scratch with a circular motion.
Change to a fine, 50-grit sandpaper, and sand down the entire length of the tile scratch, especially smoothing out the edges of the scratch, so they blend with the remainder of the tile.
Apply a strong car wax to the scratch using a soft cloth. Dip the cloth in the car wax, and work down the scratch in a circular motion, buffing the scratch with the wax.
Remove any extra wax from the edges of the scratch with a clean cloth.
Things You Will Need
- Warm water
- 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid
- 200-grit sandpaper
- 100-grit sandpaper
- 50-grit sandpaper
- Car wax
- Two soft cloths
- When cleaning your tile, be certain your sponge is thoroughly damp to avoid putting scratches in the tile.
- Keep your pets off your tile floors if possible.
- Avoid rolling vacuums, trash cans and other objects across your tile floor.