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How to Clean Bathroom Floor Tiles Like a Pro

Learn how to clean bathroom floor tiles with natural cleaners, remove limescale, and make your floor shine with these easy tips.

Whether you have ceramic, porcelain, marble, or natural stone tiles, we’ll help you find the best products and methods for your bathroom floor type.

Read on and learn how to clean the bathroom floor like a pro.

Why You Should Clean Your Bathroom Floor Regularly

Cleaning your bathroom floor regularly has many benefits for your health and well-being. A clean bathroom floor can:

  • Prevent mold, mildew, bacteria, and germs from growing and spreading in your bathroom. These can cause allergies, infections, and respiratory problems if left unchecked.
  • Improve the appearance and smell of your bathroom, making it more inviting and relaxing.
  • Extend the life and quality of your tiles and grout, saving you money and hassle in the long run.

Benefits of Cleaning Your Bathroom

Cleaning your bathroom floor regularly has many benefits for your health and well-being. A clean bathroom floor can prevent mold, mildew, bacteria, and germs from growing and spreading.

These can cause allergies, infections, and respiratory problems if left unchecked. A clean bathroom floor can also improve the appearance and smell of your bathroom, making it more inviting and relaxing.

Plus, a clean bathroom floor can extend the life and quality of your tiles and grout, saving you money and hassle in the long run.

How to Clean Your Bathroom Floor Step by Step

To clean your bathroom floor effectively and easily, you’ll need a few simple ingredients and tools:

  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • Club soda or black tea
  • Vegetable oil or olive oil
  • A bucket
  • A spray bottle
  • A rag
  • A towel
  • An old toothbrush
  • A soft cloth

Follow these steps to clean your bathroom floor with natural cleaners:

Step 1. Clear and Sweep the Floor

The first step is to clear your bathroom floor of objects, such as bath mats, trash bins, or furniture.

Then, use a small broom or a vacuum cleaner to remove any dust, dirt, hair, or debris from the floor.

Remember to reach around and behind the toilet, where dust accumulates.

Step 2. Wash the Floor with a Natural Cleaner:

The next step is to wash your floor with a natural cleaner made of vinegar and water. To make this cleaner, you’ll need a bucket, warm water, white vinegar, dish soap, a rag, and a towel. Follow these steps to make and use your natural cleaner:

  • Fill your bucket with 2 gallons (7.57 L) of warm water.
  • Add 1/4 cup (59 mL) of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of dish soap to the water and mix well.
  • Submerge your rag into the solution and wring out the excess water.
  • Wipe your floor with the rag, starting from one corner and working across the room.
  • Rinse your rag frequently in the bucket and change the water if it gets too dirty.
  • Dry your floor with a towel or let it air dry.

Step 3. Remove Limescale from Your Bathroom Floor

If you have hard water in your area, you may notice white or gray crusty deposits on your tiles or grout. These are called limescale and are caused by minerals like calcium and magnesium left behind when water evaporates.

Limescale can make your tiles look dull, dirty, and stained. To remove limescale from your bathroom floor, you’ll need white vinegar, water, a spray bottle, an old toothbrush, and a cloth.

Follow these steps to make and use your vinegar solution:

  • Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the vinegar solution generously on the limescale areas of your tiles.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes to loosen up the limescale.
  • Scrub the limescale with an old toothbrush using circular motions.
  • Wipe off the vinegar solution and limescale residue with a damp cloth.
  • Repeat as needed until all limescale is removed.

Step 4. Make Your Bathroom Floor Shine

The final step is to make your bathroom floor shine with natural products that enhance the beauty of your tiles.

Depending on the type of tiles you have, you can use different products to make them shine.

Here are some examples of natural products you can use for different tile types:

Ceramic or porcelain tiles: You can use club soda or black tea to make ceramic or porcelain tiles shine. Club soda is mildly acidic and can remove dirt and stains from tiles.

Black tea contains tannic acid that can polish tiles and give them a glossy finish. You’ll need a spray bottle, a mop or cloth, and a towel to use club soda or black tea for tile cleaning.

Follow these steps to use club soda or black tea for tile cleaning:

  • Fill a spray bottle with club soda or brewed black tea that has cooled down.
  • Spray the liquid on your tiles and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Wipe the tiles with a mop or cloth in circular motions.
  • Dry the tiles with a towel or let them air dry.

Marble or natural stone tiles: You can use vegetable oil or olive oil to make marble or natural stone tiles shine. Vegetable or olive oil can moisturize and condition the tiles and give them a soft glow.

You’ll need a small bowl, a soft cloth, and a towel to use vegetable oil or olive oil for tile cleaning.

Follow these steps to use vegetable oil or olive oil for tile cleaning:

  • Pour a small amount of vegetable or olive oil into a small bowl.
  • Dip a soft cloth into the oil and wring out the excess.
  • Rub the cloth gently on your tiles in circular motions.
  • Wipe off the excess oil with a dry towel.

Routine Maintenance Tips

To keep your bathroom floor clean and shiny, here are some routine maintenance tips you can follow:

  • Sweep or vacuum your floor at least once a week to remove dust, dirt, and hair.
  • Use natural cleaners instead of harsh chemicals that can damage your tiles or grout. Vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and salt are some natural cleaners you can use for different purposes.
  • Rinse your floor well after using any cleaner to avoid leaving any residue that can attract dirt and dust.
  • Dry your floor with a towel or let it air dry to prevent water spots or streaks.
  • Seal your grout every six months to protect it from stains and moisture. Use a commercial grout sealer, or make your own with baking soda and water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about how to clean bathroom floor with vinegar and natural products:

Can I use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar for cleaning?

Apple cider vinegar is a suitable alternative to white vinegar for cleaning. Test it on a small area first, as it may have a stronger smell and color on tiles.

How do I remove stains from my bathroom floor tiles?

Remove bathroom floor tile stains naturally. Mix baking soda and vinegar for a stain remover. Apply baking soda paste to stains, spray with vinegar, and let it fizz. Scrub with a brush/cloth, and rinse.

How do I remove mold and mildew from my bathroom floor tiles?

Eliminate bathroom floor mold with hydrogen peroxide. Fill a spray bottle with 3% hydrogen peroxide, apply to the moldy area, let sit 10 mins, scrub, rinse, and dry.

How do I prevent limescale from forming on my bathroom floor tiles?

Lemon juice prevents limescale on bathroom tiles by neutralizing minerals in hard water. After washing with vinegar and water, spray lemon juice on tiles, let dry, and it forms a protective layer against limescale.

How do I make my bathroom floor smell good?


Enhance your bathroom floor’s fragrance with essential oils. Add a few drops to your vinegar and water solution, or spray on the tiles after cleaning. Options include lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, and rosemary.

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