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It's the porous surface of ceramic tiles that make them so warm and welcoming to bare feet—it's also what makes them so vulnerable to stains and grime.
Step 1: Vacuum floor
Vacuum your floor thoroughly to remove any loose dirt or grime.
Step 2: Mix solution
For an unsealed floor, mix the vinegar into the bucket of warm water. For a sealed floor, mix the mild soap into the water instead.
Sealed tile floors should be waxed once a year -- and stripped, re-sealed, and re-waxed every few years.
Step 3: Scrub stains
If there are any stains, use the cleaning solution and the plastic-bristled brush to scrub them away.
Step 4: Soak mop
Soak the mop in the bucket containing the cleaning solution, then ring it out.
Check warnings or recommendations from the tile's manufacturers before using a commercial cleaner.
Step 5: Mop floor
Mop the floor.
Step 6: Fill bucket with water
Empty the cleaning solution and fill the bucket with clean water.
Step 7: Rinse floor
Mop the floor again to rinse, making sure not to mop yourself into a corner.
Step 8: Let floor dry
Allow the floor to dry, then take off your shoes and go for a stroll.
Did You Know?
In the West African country of Mauritania, it's traditional to eat sitting on the floor.