How to Clean Outdoor Red Clay Tiles


Red clay tiles add an elegant European feel to any outdoor space. Commonly found in pizza shops and bistros, these tiles add an attractive eye appeal while also being highly durable and easy to clean. While there are several retail cleaning products on the market, using a homemade cleaning solution will be much more cost effective and work just as effectively as high priced commercial products. By mixing just a few inexpensive household ingredients, you can clean and disinfect the red clay tiles with ease.

Things You'll Need

  • Mop
  • Bucket
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Dish detergent
  • Pour a gallon of warm water into a bucket, along with 1 cup of distilled white vinegar. The vinegar will work as both a cleaning and disinfecting agent, while this diluted solution will be safe for the outdoor tile. Do not substitute other types of vinegar, as only distilled white vinegar has this disinfectant quality.

  • Pour a cup of baking soda into the bucket. This will work as a non-abrasive cleaning agent that will clean and eliminate any odors the tiles may be harboring.

  • Pour 1/4 cup of liquid dish detergent into the bucket as well. This will work as a mild cleanser that will cut through film and residue without harming the red clay tile.

  • Dip a mop in this homemade cleaning solution, wring out excess water,and wipe across the tiles.

  • Repeat as needed. Use the solution regularly as an all-purpose cleaner for red clay tiles.

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