How to Remove Scuff Marks From Tile Floors

It's difficult to avoid an occasional scuff mark on a tile floor. The culprit could be hard-sole shoes, furniture, even children's toys. Removing them doesn't require any special equipment or supplies. You probably already have what you need in your kitchen or utility room.

Step 1

For small scuff marks, use an art eraser. Rub it back and forth until the mark disappears. Use a white or light-colored eraser; a pink eraser may leave a stain.

Step 2

Cut a small cross in a tennis ball with a craft knife. Push the end of a broomstick into the cut and erase the scuff marks. This method is especially useful for large scuff marks.

Step 3

Spray a small amount of WD-40 on a cloth and rub it into the scuff mark. Once the scuff mark is removed, wipe the area with a dry cloth.

Step 4

Clean stubborn or large scuff marks with a non-scratch dish scrubber. Rub gently to prevent damaging the tile finish.

Step 5

Spray a small amount of non-stick cooking spray on a soft cloth to wipe off the mark. Dry the area thoroughly with a clean cloth.

M.H. Dyer

M.H. Dyer began her writing career as a staff writer at a community newspaper and is now a full-time commercial writer. She writes about a variety of topics, with a focus on sustainable, pesticide- and herbicide-free gardening. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing.