How to Make Floor Tiles Shine

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How to Make Floor Tiles Shine
Restore the shine to dull floor tiles with lemon juice. (tiles image by Charles Taylor from Fotolia.com)

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.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

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

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Instructions

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

    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.

  7. 7

    Allow the floor tiles to air dry.

  8. 8

    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.

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