GGCL Guide: How to polish porcelain floor tiles

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GGCL Guide: How to polish porcelain floor tiles

The ease of cleaning and the maintenance free nature of porcelain floor tiles along with its durability and toughness make them the ideal choice for flooring. The porcelain floor tiles are also fire resistant, asthma friendly, last for ages and children friendly. The shiny look of porcelain tiles wear down with time due to grout discoloration or leftover soap or residue from cleaning. Although it is possible to bring back the old shine to the tiles. The process of polishing the porcelain floor tiles is quite simple and can be completed using the daily household products.


Make a soapy solution using a bucket full of water and mixing in one tea spoon of mild dish soap. Stir the solution until the dish soap gets properly mixed with water and a slightly foamy solution is obtained. Dip in a soft bristle brush in the soapy solution. You can also use a toothbrush in case a soft bristle brush isn’t available. Start scrubbing the porcelain floor tiles in a gentle circular motion with mild, even pressure. Keeping on scrubbing till the residue is gone, use a wet cloth to wipe over the remaining solution from the tiles. If the stains are gone, then use a dry cloth to clean off the tiles.


For more stubborn stains, make a solution of 3 cups of vinegar added to 1 cup of water. Scrub the stains with the vinegar water solution with a soft bristle brush.  Make another mixture composing of half cup of hydrochloric acid mixed in 4 cups of water. Use this mixture to wipe off the remaining residue from the porcelain floor tiles. Use a clean dry cloth to clean the tiles off the hydrochloric acid mixture. Finish off by using a microfiber cloth to buff the tiles.