How to Make Floor Tiles Shine

Tiles are a common flooring option because of their durability and low-maintenance factor. Over time, though, floor tiles can build up a layer of dirt and grime, making them dingy and dull. Fortunately, cleaning and revitalising floor tiles is a relatively simple process. Restore the shine of floor tiles with the help of a few household items.

Remove the surface dirt from the floor tiles with a broom. Sweep it into a dustpan and discard.

Create a solution of equal parts bleach and water. Pour into a clean spray bottle.

Spray the solution directly onto the grout. Scrub the solution into the grout using a toothbrush.

Wipe the floor tiles and grout with a damp cloth to remove the water-bleach mixture.

Pour equal parts distilled white vinegar and cool water into a bucket.

Submerge a sponge in the solution. Wash the floor tiles with the saturated sponge. Start at one corner of the room and work toward the other corner.

Allow the floor tiles to air dry.

Saturate a clean sponge with lemon juice and wring out the excess liquid. Wipe the floor tiles with the sponge to make them shine and to fill the air with a pleasant aroma.

Things You'll Need

  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Toothbrush
  • Cloth
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Bucket
  • 2 sponges
  • Lemon juice
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About the Author

Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.