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Cleaning Ceramic Tile Floors

My kitchen and family room have very glossy ceramic tile flooring. I cannot find any type of cleaner that does not leave water spots and streaks. Help!

By Patd818 from Chicago, IL

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Cleaning Ceramic Tile Floors

If the grout is properly sealed, then lightly spraying an area with Watkins Citrus Cleaner and damp-mopping it with an old fashioned string mop works fine. Clean, no streaks, and quite agreeable smell. Other citrus cleaners may work too.

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Cleaning Ceramic Tile Floors

I use cornstarch in my warm water, it does wonderfully well! Mop and wipe dry. I dry mine so as not to get lime deposit build up. (04/13/2009)

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Cleaning Ceramic Tile Floors

I use Windex. It works great, cleans great and dries streak free. Use the real Windex. I tried using a less expensive brand and it left a sticky residue. Good luck. (04/14/2009)

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Swiffer wet cloths do wonders. Also, I have used hot water with a small amount of dish detergent and a couple of drops of baby oil. (04/21/2009)

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Anonymous
September 2, 20170 found this helpful

I know this question was written a very long time ago, but maybe my answer will help somebody in the future. I have my own home and office cleaning business. For those hard to leave streak free shiny tile floors, I use Armstrong floor cleaner. Just add the proper amount of floor cleaner according to the instructions on the bottle to your bucket of hot water. Be sure the mop is clean. Ring out as much water as you can before cleaning the floor. The more moisture you leave on the floor, the better chance of streaking. Rinse the mop often and be sure to actually scrub the floor and not just moisten it. If the mop water gets too dirty, dump it out and finish with a clean bucket of hot water and Armstrong floor cleaner. For very dirty floors, it may be necessary to go back over the whole thing one final time with a clean bucket again. Try to avoid walking over any moist areas until it has had a chance to dry. Some of the people I clean for do not not wear shoes indoors, so I wear socks. If I do happen to be wearing shoes, I will clean the bottom of my shoes by rubbing them on the mop while it's on the floor. If the bottom of your shoes are clean you will not leave dirty footprints if you have to walk back across your clean floor.

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