How to Repair Scratches on Ceramic Tile: In high_traffic areas, such as your bathroom or kitchen, ceramic tile takes lots of abuse. Ceramic floors have it harder than the walls __ they're walked over and played on, so scratches show up fast. Dirt and debris gets into these scratches, making the tile look perpetually grimy even after you've cleaned it. If the scratches aren't too deep, buffing the tile with a gentle abrasive is usually enough to get rid of them.
Mix 1ǚ cup of white vinegar with one gallon of warm water in a large bucket. If your tiles are especially grungy, increase the vinegar ratio to 1 cup for each gallon of water. Dip a mop into the vinegar solution, squeezing out the excess liquid. Start at one end of the room, pushing the mop across the floor until you have mopped the entire floor. For dirtier floors, dip the mop into the vinegar solution frequently. Immerse a clean rag into the solution to clean and polish ceramic tile countertops, backsplashes or other items.
by Janette M. Ware on Jul 31, 2018 Ceramic Tile