How to Clean Grime From Floor Tiles

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Tile floors can be an attractive addition to any home. But as with any flooring material, they'll need to be cleaned or grime and dirt can build up, particularly in the grout between the tiles. One method of cleaning grime from tile floors employs oxygen bleach. Follow it regularly and you'll not only clean grime initially, but you'll prevent buildup later on.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Oxygen bleach
  • Mop
  • Scrub brush
  • Clean rags
  • Mix a solution of oxygen bleach and water in a bucket. Exact proportions vary from brand to brand, but 1 cup of oxygen bleach powder to 1 gallon of water is usually a good starting point.

  • Pour a small amount of the solution onto an area of the tile floor. Spread it evenly with the mop, but don't attempt to scrub yet. Continue pouring and spreading until the entire floor is covered with the solution.

  • Wait 30 minutes, then return with the mop. Dip the mop into the bucket, wring it out and scrub the floor, section by section, until the entire floor has been mopped. Use a scrub brush on stubborn stains.

  • Rinse the floor with clean water, applied with a mop, and dry up excess water with clean rags or shop towels.

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References

  • "The Cleaning Bible: Kim and Aggie's Complete Guide to Modern Household Management"; Kim Woodburn; 2008
  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images
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