Cleaning Tile Floors In 5 Speedy Fun Steps

Posted by: on June 16, 2010

Cleaning Tile Floors In 5 Speedy Fun Steps

Whoo it’s tile cleaning time, and you got to admit that after you do it the results really show and shine and you can’t help but feel the rush of accomplishment. In these 5 steps I’ll give you a that fast track way to clean your tile floors in less strain, and more gain. Also, I’ll give you insight into a simple ingredient will make cleaning tile safe for your family’s health and the environment friendly too.

Let’s get busy.

1. Get Rid of the Debris
Get the crud of the floor! There’s really no use in skipping this step, So, grab your vacuum or a broom and do it right. If you go straight to mopping like I did once (or trice), or do a halfazz job here, guess what? You really set yourself up for sadness when your mop is sticking to debris and all your doing is pushing soggy dust bunnies from one place to another.

Get busy with the broom buddy.

2. Mix up the homemade super cleaner
That’s right we’re going to be clean and green (and healthy for your whole family) with a cleaner that you can make at home that 10X more effective than any toxic chemical cleaner you would pick up at the grocery store; yay!

Snatch up the nearest Jug of white vinegar and measure out a cup of it to be mixed with 1 Gallon of hot and steamy water. Oh yes, Vinegar has the magic title cleaning power as you’ll soon find out.

3. No Joke, Just Soak
The beauty of cleaning tile floors with our magic mixture is the high level of non-work, because you get to make that tile wet, really wet; not crazy "slip and slide" wet but wet enough so that it does not evaporate in 10 minutes.

With the floor wet, Just let it soak, the vinegar (acid) will work away at the grime and grodies while think about how impressed your friends will be when they see your superiorly clean floor.

4. Scrubbing Love
Enough daydreaming, you could do something useful while your floor soaks. Do some scrubbing on the grout and the stubborn spots; These spots really shout DIRTY so shut them up with a vigorous rub with a sponge scrubby (it’s a sponge with one side scrubby and the other side soft sponge) or a scrub brush works too.

5. Two Times the Rinse

Ok, scrubbing done, and the floor has been soaking a good while. Fill your bucket with clean warm water tightly Ring out the mop and soak up all the excess cleaning mix off the floor with a good wipe down.
Refresh your bucket with new warm water, this time dip and ring it out not as tightly. Polish the floor with figure eights like figure skaters until you covered the entire surface. Now let Dry

Done like dinner; and your floor tile is so clean it shines like Celine Dion (ha!) , if you’re like me you’ll admire your work for a while and reprimand the disrespectful few who try walking on it.


Sid Green is overly obsessed with efficient cleanliness while being environmentally responsible; it’s kindly creepy, actually. You can check out his blog where you’ll find more secret tips on Cleaning Tile Floors; including another eco-friendly agent that’s even more cost effective then vinegar! Visit and join the Clean Green Revolution.

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