The Best Cleaning Solution for Ceramic Tile

Tile Cleaning Solution

Ceramic tile is a beautiful, long-lasting option for floors and countertops. But it can be challenging to keep clean! Read on if you’re looking for the best cleaning solution for your ceramic tile.

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●    Vinegar And Water.

Vinegar is a natural cleaner and mild acid, which means it can be used to clean tile grout. It’s also a mild abrasive to remove soap scum, mineral deposits, and mildew stains.

●    Vinegar And Salt.

Vinegar and salt make for a good cleaning solution for ceramic tiles.

Vinegar and salt is a natural, eco-friendly cleaning solution that can be used on all types of ceramic tile, including marble, limestone, travertine, slate, granite, and more. It’s also an excellent way to remove stains from ceramic tile.

Vinegar and salt help loosen dirt on surfaces so it can be wiped away easily with a damp cloth or sponge. The best part is that it’s easy on your hands because there are no harsh chemicals involved! If you have hard water stains in your tub/shower area, try adding some dishwashing liquid, too, as this will help dissolve soap scum faster than just using vinegar alone.

●    Vinegar And Baking Soda.

Vinegar is a natural disinfectant that can be used to clean ceramic tiles. Mix white vinegar and water in a spray bottle to clean your tile with vinegar. The ratio of 1:3 will give you a cleaning solution that is safe to use on most surfaces while still being strong enough to remove stains. On average, each room of tile will require about one cup of this mixture; however, this depends on how much grime is present in the area you wish to clean.

For best results, apply the cleaning solution directly onto the stained areas and scrub with a sponge until all dirt has been removed from the surface of the tiles (approximately 30 seconds). Rinse thoroughly with warm water after using soap or detergent products!

●    Vinegar And Hydrogen Peroxide.

This is a popular choice, and it’s probably the safest option. It’s also easy to find—you can buy vinegar and hydrogen peroxide in any grocery store or pharmacy. Ideally, you’ll want to use a 1:1 solution of each (about a cup of each), mix them in a spray bottle, and then apply them to your tile floors with a scrubbing pad.

This combination works well on grout lines but not on large surfaces like shower walls or tubs because it requires several applications over several days before the stains are removed completely.


  • Don’t use this mixture on marble, granite, or other natural stone.
  • Don’t use it if you have unsealed tile.
  • Never use this mixture on glazed tiles
  • Don’t try this method at all if you have rubber-backed mats under your linoleum runners (it will eat through them within minutes).

●    Dish Soap and Water.

Dish soap is a mild detergent that can be used to clean tiles. Use a scrub brush to clean grout lines in your ceramic tiles and any dirt or stains you find on the surface of your ceramic floor tiles. Dish soap is more effective at removing grease than natural soaps, but it may not work as well with other types of stains or dirt buildup.

When using dish-soap mixed with water for cleaning, you should also consider what type of finish your ceramic floor has before deciding how much to use in the mixture. If you have a slippery glaze on top of your tile’s finish—which gives it its shine and color—you will want to dilute the dish soap more than if there were no finish applied.

●    Water And Baking Soda Or Cornstarch.

There are several options if you’re looking to clean your tile with a homemade solution. One option is to use a 1:1 ratio of water and baking soda. This can be used in place of commercial cleaners, and the results will be similar. Another option is to use a 1:3 ratio of water and cornstarch, which can work well as an alternative cleaning solution instead of commercial products.

To apply the mixture:

  • Mix one part baking soda or cornstarch with three parts water until dissolved
  • Place on the affected area using a spray bottle or mop
  • Let sit for 30 minutes (or up to 3 hours) before scrubbing off with a sponge or cloth

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