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Ways to Clean Porcelain Tile Floors Without Chemicals January 2, 2019

Odessa, Ector
Ways to Clean Porcelain Tile Floors Without Chemicals, Odessa, Texas

Smooth and elegant, there is no other flooring material quite like porcelain tiles. To keep them looking their best, however, regular cleaning is necessary. And yet many homeowners are understandably concerned about the potential health risks that go along with using toxic commercial cleaning products. Fortunately, there are equally effective natural alternatives, some of which are listed in the guide below.

Spray on a Vinegar & Water Solution

Vinegar is nature's disinfectant. Not only does it discourage the growth of mold and mildew and prevent bacteria from forming, but it has the power to cut through even the toughest and most stubborn stains. Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle to make a solution. Spray it on the porcelain tiles, and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it up with a sponge.

Scrub With Baking Soda

porcelain tilesBaking soda is another mainstay of the natural cleaner's supply closet. It is especially good at removing lighter stains and bringing a sparkling shine to flooring. Sprinkle a light layer of baking soda across soiled areas, and scrub gently with a damp, soft sponge.

Squeeze on Some Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has the cleaning and disinfecting qualities of the options mentioned above, with the added bonus of its fresh, citrusy scent. You can add a few halved lemons to your mop water, or, for noticeable stains, squeeze the juice directly onto the floor. Let it sit for a minute or two, then mop or wipe with a nonabrasive sponge. Lemon is particularly helpful at removing limescale that can develop in bathrooms and kitchens around sinks and tubs.


If your floor needs more than a deep clean, trust the professionals at Anderson Tile Sales to recommend an upgrade you'll love. For over 40 years, this tile retailer has been providing the Ector County, TX, area with everything from porcelain tile to marble and ceramic. View a gallery of their products online. Then call (432) 337-0081 to schedule a free estimate.

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