How to Clean Sticky Tile Floors

Tile floors inside of a kitchen or bathroom can get sticky due to food or drink spills or by you walking on the floor with wet and/or dirty feet. Household cleaners will remove a variety of stains and odors from these types of floors, but they may not remove a sticky residue from the tiles. One of two methods that involve homemade "cleaners" will remove the sticky feeling on tile floors.

Homemade cleaners remove a sticky feeling from a tile floor.

Step 1

Sprinkle baking soda over the area of the tile floor that is sticky. The amount of baking soda required varies per the amount of floor that's sticky.

Step 2

Dampen a soft cloth or sponge with warm tap water.

Step 3

Scrub the sticky floor thoroughly with the cloth/sponge.

Step 4

Dry the floor with a clean cloth or towel. Inspect the floor and proceed to Step 5 if the floor remains sticky.

Step 5

Repeat Step 1. Then, mix a solution of 1 cup white vinegar, 1 tbsp. nonbleach liquid dish soap and 3 to 4 cups of hot tap water inside a bucket, sink or other container.

Step 6

Dampen a clean soft cloth/sponge in the cleaning solution. Scrub the floor once more. Then, dry the floor with a clean soft cloth. Repeat this step until the floor is no longer sticky.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared on various online sites. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University.