Clean hard water stains from the tile as soon as you notice them, before they become severe. Combine baking soda with water to make a paste. Coat the spots with the paste then sprinkle vinegar onto it until it begins to bubble and foam. Scrub the paste lightly to remove the softened spots, rinse and wipe dry. Alternatively, use a hard water remover specifically formulated for ceramic tile. Do not use highly abrasive cleaners or scrubbing pads on ceramic tile. Abrasives cause permanent etching on the tile surface.
Sweep your ceramic tile floor with a broom or dust mop to pick up larger items of debris that the steam cleaner might not catch. Wipe down ceramic tile walls with a dust rag to remove cobwebs that sometimes gather in the corners. Remove the fill cap and fill the water tank on your steam cleaner with distilled water. Depending on the type of steam cleaner you own, the tank attaches to the handle or is a separate container. Do not add any cleaning products to your water tank. Replace the fill cap.
by Janette M. Ware on Jul 31, 2018 Ceramic Tile