Sweep or vacuum the floor. Before cleaning a tile floor with vinegar, you will want to remove all debris from the surface of the floor. Use a broom, dust mop, or vacuum cleaner to remove all loose dirt and debris from the tile floor. Vinegar is great for ceramic tile floors. Don’t use vinegar on marble or granite. Instead, use a cleanser specifically formulated for these delicate stone types.
Mix hot water and vinegar in a bucket. Add equal parts hot water and vinegar to a bucket. The bucket should be large enough to easily rinse and wring out a mop. Wring out a mop. Place a mop in the bucket of hot water and vinegar. Lift the mop from the bucket and wring it out. Try to wring as much water out of the mop as possible.
Mop the floor tile. Use side-to-side motions to mop the tile. Rinse and wring out the mop frequently while mopping. If you are cleaning a large area, make a fresh batch of hot water and vinegar when you finish mopping half the area. Fill the bucket with clean water. Once you finish mopping the rustic tile with the vinegar solution, you will need to rinse the tile with clean water. Dump the vinegar solution down a drain. Fill the bucket with fresh, hot water.
Mop the tile with clean water. Dip the mop in the fresh water, wring it out, and mop the tile using side-to-side motions. Rinse and wring the mop frequently as you mop. If you are mopping a large area, fill the bucket with fresh water after mopping about half of the surface area.
Let the tile air-dry. Allow the bathroom tile to air dry before you walk on it. This will prevent footprints and debris from sticking to the wet wood tile. You can also dry the floor with a clean, soft towel if desired.
Create a vinegar and baking soda paste to work out tough stains. If there are any stains on the marble tile, then try mixing a small amount of vinegar into some baking soda to dorm a paste, such as 1 part vinegar to 3 parts baking soda. Apply the paste to the stain with a scrub brush or sponge. Then use a wet paper towel to remove the paste.