Ceramic tile is a popular flooring surface for its strength and durability, and it's available in a wide variety of colors and designs. It's ideal for high-traffic areas along with bathrooms, where it can stand up to the constant moisture. But since it does see so much traffic, it's prone to a buildup of dirt and grime and could lose its luster. A simple cleaning solution will get rid of that dirt and restore its shine.
Things You'll Need
- Rubbing alcohol
- Sponge mop
Sweep the floor thoroughly with the broom to remove all loose dirt and debris.
Add a capful of rubbing alcohol to 1 gallon of water in the bucket.
Submerge the sponge mop into bucket and wring it out so it is just damp. Mop the entire area with moderate pressure.
Dump the cleaning solution out when you have mopped the entire floor and fill the bucket with clean water. Go back over the floor with the damp mop to remove any cleaning solution remaining on the floor.
Dry the floor with a towel to make sure no water marks remain on the floor.
Tips & Warnings
- You can also use a cleaning solution with equal parts of white vinegar and water.
- The shine may be so bright you'll need sun glasses!
- Photo Credit Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
How to Make Ceramic Tile Shine
Many beautiful tile colors are not shiny. But don't worry. You can make them shiny after they are installed and treated with...
How to Make Porcelain Tiles Shine
When you purchase porcelain tile, it has a smooth and shiny appearance. Over time, though, the tile can become dull and matte...
How to Clean & Restore Shine on Bathroom Tiles
How to Clean and Shine Ceramic Tile; Print this article; Things You'll Need. Broom; Dust pan; Bleach; Water; Spray bottle; Toothbrush; 2...
How to Shine a Tile Floor
Fortunately, this glaze also makes clean tile floors shine without polish. ... How to wash/clean/shine your ceramic tile in a very easy...
How to Polish Ceramic Floor Tile
Ceramic floors require occasional cleaning to keep them looking their best.
How to Shine Up Dull Floor Tiles
Ceramic tiles are durable, fairly inexpensive and available in an array of color, designs and textures, making them an excellent choice for...
DIY Wood Floor Shiner
Golden Shiner minnows are among the most plentiful species of fish in North America. ... How to Shine Bathroom Tile; ehow.com. About...