How to Clean Tile Floors

Are you cleaning your tile floors regularly? And if so, are you cleaning them the right way?

Tile floors are standard in many kitchens and bathrooms in Seattle. But despite ceramic or porcelain tiling being so ubiquitous, many people neglect to clean their tile floors properly.

Once you do it a few times, tile floor cleaning is a surprisingly simple process. Here, the flooring experts at Remnant King Carpets will walk you through how to deep-clean tile floors, including how to clean grout on tile floors, and different techniques for cleaning ceramic tiles and porcelain ones.

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How to Clean Ceramic Tile Flooring

Before scrubbing tile floors, sweep them to get rid of any dirt and dust. Once you have removed any debris, you can begin washing your floor.

First, create a simple warm water and dish soap mixture and keep the cleaning solution nearby. Next, soak either a cleaning cloth or a flat mop in the soapy water. Wipe it back and forth to clean your floor, scrubbing to get rid of stubborn stains. Be sure to start at the furthest part of the room and work backward to end up at the door so you don’t have to walk over the area you just cleaned.

After you’ve finished cleaning your ceramic flooring, dry the floor with a clean cloth to complete your tile floor cleaning.

How to Clean Porcelain Tile Flooring

Cleaning porcelain tile requires different materials than ceramic floors, but the process is just as easy. After wiping away all dirt and debris, create a cleaning solution of warm water and vinegar.

Use that solution and a soft-bristle brush to wash the entire floor and allow it to sit for at least five minutes. Finally, rinse the floor with warm water and dry it off with a clean towel or cloth.

Materials/Tools Required in Tile Flooring

Some of the cleaning supplies and tools you use in your floor washing will depend on which tile you’re trying to clean. However, there are a handful of universal tools and supplies for tile floor cleaning that are helpful to have around, including:

  •       Warm water
  •       Cleaning cloths
  •       Vacuum or broom and dustpan

You will also need specific materials to clean grout. To make your grout look like new, create a paste of baking soda and water and scrub it into the grout with an old toothbrush. Then, rinse the area with warm water and leave it to air dry.

How Often to Clean Tile Flooring

You should clean your tile flooring thoroughly at least once every two weeks. Doing so will help keep the grout clean and prevent stains from settling into the floor.


Tile floors are a beautiful feature for any home, and regular tile floor cleaning will help them look their best. If you want to revitalize the look of your home with new tiles, Remnant King Carpets offers an extensive collection of tile choices. Call 206-789-7533 for a free quote or visit our showroom in Everett today.