4 Deep Tile Cleaning Techniques

POSTED ON June 30, 2021

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The tiles are the most preferred material people use to cover their kitchen and bathroom floors and walls. Tiles have a very strong flooring coverage, which can endure all kinds of pressure without cracking. Also, you don't have to be so careful when walking on them, because they are a lot easier to be cleaned than carpets or wooden floors. 

However, just like any other surface, tilescan still get stained or accumulate a lot of dirt, when they are not cleaned regularly. This is why you should learn some deep tile cleaning techniques, which will help you deal with all the dirt stuck to the tile surface. Follow these tips and everything should be fine.

Table of contents:

Mop the tile floor

  1. Make a cleaning solution of warm water and white vinegar;
  2. Mop the floors thoroughly while pressing hard on the more stained areas;
  3. If you're not pleased with the results, you can also add some mild detergent to the solution;
  4. Rinse the floor perfectly after you're done, so there aren't any soap stains on the surface, because they attract and trap dirt, which is never a good thing.

Note - Never use this type of solution on marble floors, because the vinegar doesn't correspond well with the marble. You should look for different options for cleaning a marble tile floor.

Remove stains

The small and old stains, which are stuck for good to the tile surface are my most hated enemies. Stains on tiles occur quite often, especially if you have children. But cleaning them is not always so easy, especially if they have already dried off.

  1. Make a special cleaning paste out of some scouring powder and warm water. The mixture should include more powder and less water, so it can look like a paste;
  2. Find a clean cloth, dip it into the solution and rub the homemade paste into the stain;
  3. After you give it up to 10 minutes to work, the stain should come out a lot easier;
  4. If it doesn't, you should get a soft brush and start scrubbing until it does;
  5. After you're done, wipe the entire area with the cloth, to make sure there aren't any leftovers from the paste.

Clean mildew

Cleaning mildew is another deep tile cleaning technique you will have to master if you really want to have tile surfaces in your home. Because of the high humidity in the places they are installed, the tiles quite often catch mould and mildew, which is quite hard to be cleaned.

  1. Put on protective glasses and gloves because it’s very dangerous to work with ammonia;
  2. Mix one part water and one part household ammonia in a deep container;
  3. Then get the soft brush, dip it into the solution and start scrubbing until the mildew disappears;
  4. After all the stains are gone, you should rinse the entire area with some water, until there are no signs of the cleaning solution and the stains.

Remove rust

And the hardest task is the last one – to remove the unpleasant rust stains on your tiles and grout. To do this, you will also need some rubber gloves, because the solution is not so good for your skin.

  1. Take a soft clean cloth and a small bottle of kerosene. It sounds crazy but it's actually very efficient in removing rust stains;
  2. Carefully dip the cloth in the kerosene and gently start rubbing the affected area;
  3. If you notice any discolouration of the tiles, stop rubbing and dilute the kerosene with water so it's not as strong;
  4. When you're happy with the results, just wash thoroughly with water and let the area dry properly.


Many people think, that easy to clean means invincible to dirt, which is not exactly the case here. The tiles can actually get stained just as much as every other kind of flooring, and if you don't clean them regularly and properly, the dirt will get stuck and you'll be facing a serious problem. 

If you're not sure whether you can handle the cleaning by yourself, you can always turn to our professional cleaning team which will take care of any persistent stains and dirt build-up with our pristine tile and grout cleaning service!