Tile Cleaning Hacks

Tile has become a popular choice of flooring for offices and commercial locations. A popular choice for the kitchen and the bathroom, opting for tile floors provides plenty of benefits. It is cost-efficient, durable, and relatively easy to clean. That said, tiles still require a level of maintenance in order to remain in decent shape. It needs tender, love, and care like any other type of flooring. 

In this article, we explore tile cleaning hacks, effective tips in removing tile stains, as well as, best practices in cleaning your bathroom. 

5 Tile Cleaning Hacks

There are plenty of benefits to choosing tile as your office’s main flooring. Aside from being durable and affordable, tile is a great alternative to fuzzy carpet flooring. 

That said, dirt and debris can build up on the surface and the grout between each square. Dirt can be distracting and it can take away from the interior design of your workspace. Thankfully, below are quick and easy hacks that can help you and your maintenance team deal with tile wear and tear. 

Be Quick! 

Tiles might be easier to maintain than hardwood or carpet. However, when it comes to stains, it is still best to tackle spills right away. Tile isn’t as porous as other flooring materials but liquids can still penetrate the surface and leave an ugly mark on your floor. Moreover, spills can seep through the grout in between tiles. Cleaning grout is a relatively huge endeavor. Keeping stains from seeping through is the best way to minimize the amount of time you need to clean. 

Use a Baking Soda Scrub

There are plenty of tile cleaning products available in the market today. While there are some that are useful for specific tasks, cleaning tiles doesn’t entail anything other than what is already accessible to you. A baking soda scrub is an affordable natural cleaning agent that can make your office tiles sparkle. All you need to do is to mix a fourth of a cup of baking soda on some water and mop it on a surface. You can brush the solution onto a stain for it to be more effective.  

White Vinegar is Key

Like baking soda, white vinegar is also an effective product you can use for your tile floors. It is an acid that can break apart the dirt build-up on most surfaces. It is best to dilute vinegar before using it for cleaning. Aside from the smell, vinegar is rather strong and it might take some of the brilliance away from the color of your tiles. 


In today’s day and age, you can never be too careful. Especially in an office setting, wherein all spaces are high-traffic areas, disinfection is key to keeping all employees safe and healthy. Disinfecting your tile flooring should be part of your routine. If you are in a bind, and without any disinfecting products, using a simple mouthwash solution can do the trick. Just a capful of mouthwash on a gallon of water is enough to disinfect your office. It is important to note that this trick is effective on tile and vinyl floors only and not on hardwood. 

Dealing with Stains: Effective Ways to Remove Stains from Your Tile Floors

Tackling Wine, Coffee, Beverage Stains

Different tile stains call for different cleaning techniques and products. It is important for you to familiarize yourself with the right ways to revive stained tiles because you don’t want to run the risk of causing more damage. Below are a few of the most common tile stains as well as the best ways to remove them:

Any deeply colored liquid can stain tile and the adjacent grout. To tackle these types of stains, soak a piece of cloth or a few paper towels in hydrogen peroxide and water solution. Rub the cloth directly on the stain until the color breaks apart and the stain is completely removed. Rinse the area and dry thoroughly. 

Removing Blood Stains

When removing blood stains on any surface, tile or otherwise, it is crucial to wear a pair of gloves. Aside from preventing blood from getting on your hands, removing blood stains from tile requires the use of toxic substances. It is still best to err on the side of safety. 

With a 10 to 1 ratio in mind, combine 10 parts of hot water with 1 part of bleach. Pour the solution over the stain and wipe the area with a cloth or paper towels.  Repeat the first step but this time let the solution seep into the surface. Once the smell of the bleach is gone, rinse the area and dry thoroughly. 

Cleaning Grease

You might be wondering how often you should clean walls, especially the tile in the kitchen. When it comes to grease stains and grease-addled walls, you can never be too thorough. Prompt and regular maintenance is key to keeping the room clean and immaculate. Thankfully, grease can be easily removed with baking soda and water alone. The club soda cuts the oil in the grease making it easier to remove. 

Dealing with Hard Water Stains

Some areas have a high deposit of magnesium and calcium in their tap water. This can leave a mineral residue that causes hard-water stains. Hard-water stains can be difficult to remove. 

To tackle hard-water stains, you need to soak paper towels in vinegar. You can use gloves to minimize the residue on your hands. Once the paper towels are fully soaked, place them on the affected area and leave them there for at least 8 hours. If you can, leave the towels on overnight. After at least eight hours, remove the paper towels. At this point, you should already see a significant difference. If the hard water stain is still persistent, repeat the process again. 

Tile flooring is one of the most cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing options for your office. Beyond the bathroom and the kitchen, this material can give your space the added design element that you have long been looking for. 

Nevertheless, cleaning tiles is simple but it does take a bit of know-how and a tad of elbow grease. Burgos Cleaning can help take your office maintenance to the next level. Reach out to us today to experience a quality cleaning