How to Buff Burn Marks Off Tile Floors

Ceramic tile flooring is good to have in a kitchen or bathroom because it is durable and easy to clean. However, even the most careful person can accidentally burn the tile. If the tile is burned and not just stained, you will have to buff the stain out. Abrasives can permanently dull the tile, so you have to be careful. Using increasingly harsher abrasives, try these steps to get a burn off.

Buff Burn Marks Off Tile Floors

Step 1

Try bleaching the stain first. Rub the stain with a cleaning rag and undiluted bleach

Step 2

Use a gentle liquid abrasive such as Soft Scrub with bleach if the stain does not disappear. Put some of the liquid directly on the stain and wait a few minutes to let it soak in, then rub it gently with a rag.

Step 3

Move on to toothpaste and an old toothbrush if the stain is still there. Rub some toothpaste on the stain and let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub it gently with the toothbrush. The stain should disappear or become significantly lighter.

Step 4

Try baking soda if the toothpaste does not work. Sprinkle baking soda on the stain, rub it gently with the wet toothbrush, and let it sit. Buff it gently again until the stain is gone.

Step 5

Use a fine abrasive powder if the stain is deep. Sprinkle the powder on the stain then rub it gently with a wet toothbrush. Let the powder sit on the stain for a few minutes, then gently buff it again with the toothbrush.