How to Remove Blood Stains From Bathroom Flooring Tile

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Things You'll Need

  • Gloves

  • Bleach

  • Plastic bucket or spray bottle

  • Towel, rag or paper towels

  • Tile cleaner spray

  • Grout cleaner


Open windows and ensure proper ventilation when working with the bleach solution. If the bathroom lacks windows, point a portable room fan into the bathroom while working.


Tile may often become slippery and dangerous to walk on when sprayed with cleaning solutions or water. Use caution.

Blood may spill in a bathroom due to cuts, falls or feminine issues. Practice proper disinfecting procedures to protect against any biohazards in the blood before taking steps to clean the blood off of the tile. In some cases, blood may stain the tile and tile grouting. Clean up the blood spill quickly to remove blood stains and restore your bathroom to its pristine appearance.

Step 1

Put on gloves to protect your hands from both the blood and the cleaning solutions you may use to clean the bathroom flooring tile.

Step 2

Disinfect the blood stain. Pour 1 cup of standard household bleach, available from most general retailers, and 10 cups of water into a plastic spray bottle or bucket. Mix thoroughly. Spray or pour the bleach-and-water solution onto the blood spill.

Step 3

Wipe up the affected area with a towel, rag or paper towels. Wet the area again with the bleach mixture, and let it soak until the solution evaporates and the bleach smell dissipates. You have now disinfected the area.

Step 4

Remove the blood stain from the tile. Spray the tile with a standard commercial tile cleaner and stain remover, available from most general retailers in the household department. Follow the specific guidelines on the product, as usage varies by product chemical formulation.

Step 5

Scrub with a firm sponge or a soft-bristled brush. Apply cleaner solution again, and allow the solution to soak into the stain if you could not remove it on the first attempt.

Step 6

Remove blood stains from the tile grout, if applicable. Use a grout cleaner solution formulated with sulfamic or phosphoric acids, which penetrate grout without damaging or eating away at it.

Step 7

Rinse with a damp sponge or rag, and allow the area to dry.


Joshua Duvauchelle

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