Cleaning Porcelain Tiles

Sweep the tiles daily. Try to sweep your porcelain tiles every day or so. Use a soft, natural bristle broom or take a vacuum attachment and suck up the dirt. Regular sweeping will prevent your tiles from becoming caked with dirt and stained. If your porcelain tiles lead up to an entryway for your house, you’ll want to sweep them more often. This will prevent people from tracking dirt into your house.

Wash the tiles with clean water once per week. Every few days (or whenever you notice a little dirt or grime building up) you should clean your outdoor porcelain tires with warm water. Fill a bucket with clean, warm water and mop the tiles. This will remove most of the dirt and keep the marble tiles looking their best. Try to wring most of the water out of the mop. You don’t want excess moisture just sitting on the tiles.

Deep clean the tiles once a month. At least once a month, fill a large bucket with 2 gallons (7.6 L) of clean water. Add 1⁄4 cup (59 ml) of white vinegar and stir the mixture well. Submerge a mop into the cleanser and wring it out. Mop the floor with the cleaner to loosen any dirt. If you prefer, you can buy a commercial cleaner designed for porcelain tiles instead of using the vinegar mixture.

Rinse and dry the deep-cleaned wall tiles. Once you’ve scrubbed the floors with the vinegar mixture, submerge the mop into clean water and wring it out. Mop the floor with the water to rinse off the rest of the cleanser. Take a large clean towel or microfiber cloth and dry the tiles.

If your porcelain tiles are really dirty, you may need to deep clean and rinse them a second time. If your porcelain tiles cover a large space, consider mopping, rinsing, and drying small sections of the floor at a time.