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
- Clean cloths
- Rubbing alcohol
- Baking soda
- Cling film
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.
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.
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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