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.
Get a leg up on keeping your ceramic floors shiny by vacuuming or dry_mopping them regularly. More than any other "foreign" substance, dust will make your ceramic tile look dull in no time. Damp_mop your ceramic tile at least once a week. Water alone, cool or warm, will keep your ceramic tile looking its shiny best. Mix in just a dab of mild dish soap in your wash bucket if your ceramic feels sticky, greasy or appears to have fallen victim to a dirt stain. Wipe the tile with a damp, non_abrasive sponge to make it shine.
by Janette M. Ware on Jul 31, 2018 Ceramic Tile