Cleaning Rock Salt Stains Off a Granite Tile Floor

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Cleaning Rock Salt Stains Off a Granite Tile Floor
Remove rock salt stains from granite tile floor using common household products. (Polishing pink granite natural rock in wall image by JoLin from

Granite is often used as a higher-end material for countertops, flooring and tile in bathrooms and kitchens. Since the stone is porous, it can stain easily if a spill is not removed immediately. Rock salt used to melt ice in cold weather can be tracked indoors, and if left on granite tile leave white stains. Before you call a professional, try an easy home remedy to clean rock salt stains off a granite tile floor.

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Things you need

  • Dish-washing detergent
  • Water
  • Clean cloths
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Baking soda
  • Cling film

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  1. 1

    Wash the rock salt stain with a clean cloth dampened with a solution of dish-washing detergent and warm water. Scrub vigorously to remove the salt stains, and rinse well with warm water.

  2. 2

    Mix 1/8 cup rubbing alcohol with 2 cups of water. Dampen a cloth with the alcohol solution, and scrub the salt stain. Wet a clean cloth with warm water, and rinse the granite tile.

  3. 3

    Combine baking soda and water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the rock salt stain. Place a piece of cling film over the baking soda paste, and let it sit for 24 to 48 hours. Rinse well, and wash with dish detergent and water.

Tips and warnings

  • For best results, treat all granite stains as soon as possible.

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