The Best Way to Clean Greasy Ceramic Tile

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Things You'll Need

  • Broom

  • 2 2-gallon buckets

  • White vinegar

  • Dishwashing detergent

  • Mop

  • Cloth


Countertop tile can be cleaned with the same solution used to clean the floor. Use a sponge or cleaning rag to scrub the tile. Rinse the tile with clean water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Stubborn floor grease may require getting on your knees and scrubbing with a sponge or cleaning rag.

Ceramic tile is used for floors, countertops and walls.

Greasy floor tile will collect dirt quickly, and stepping into it will spread the grease to other areas of the floor. A greasy floor can either be sticky or slippery, making it unsightly and possibly dangerous. The good news is that ceramic tile cleans up with ordinary household cleaning products. Keep your tiles spotless by cleaning up spills as they happen.

Step 1

Sweep with a broom to remove loose dirt and debris from the floor before cleaning. Removing loose dirt before scrubbing will keep the washing solution cleaner longer.

Step 2

Fill a 2-gallon bucket with warm water. Add ¼ cup of white vinegar or a capful of mild dishwashing detergent to the water. Use both vinegar and detergent to cut through extreme grease.

Step 3

Use a mop to dip into the cleaning solution and squeeze out the excess water. The mop should be damp and not dripping water.

Step 4

Fill a second 2-gallon bucket with warm water to rinse the mop. Rinse the mop frequently in the clean water and then again in the cleaning solution to continue cleaning the floor.

Step 5

Wipe the floor with a dry, white cloth and examine the cloth for any traces of dirt or grease. Clean the area again if there is dirt on the drying cloth.


Emma Lee

Emma Lee owns a photography website and also works as a freelance writer specializing in home improvement, animals and photography. Her work can be found on various websites. Lee attended Charles County Community College located in Maryland.