How to Clean Talcum Powder Off Tile Floors?

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Trying to clean up spilled talcum powder off of a tile floor can best be done with a vacuum. You can try a brush to dust it out of textured tile surfaces first. This is a page about how to clean talcum powder off tile floors.


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August 17, 2017

How do you get rid of talcum powder on dark tiles? I wash and scrub, but it is no use. The tiles are not shiny, they have kind of a 'slate look' with lots of tiny pockets which makes it a nightmare to clean! Thanks.


August 17, 20170 found this helpful
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This is a porous tile and the talcum powder has gotten into the "pores" and will probably need to be scrubbed lightly with a brush. I would suggest using a mild dish washing product (like Dawn) mixed in water and scrub gently, dry and wait to see results before trying something else.


Murphy Oil Soap is recommended because it's very close to pH neutral. Dilute 1/4 cup in a gallon of warm water and scrub the area well. Rinse and dry. never use paper towels to dry.

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August 18, 20170 found this helpful
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Don't waste your time washing the tiles! Talcum powder does not dissolve in water. It is a mineral, more precisely it is hydrated magnesium silicate with most of the time, traces of other metals like nickel, iron and aluminum, nothing that you will dissolve with water. Let it dry and use a powerful vacuum cleaner only.

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August 17, 20170 found this helpful

I would use Oxiclean Versitle powder to clean the tiles. Or use hydrogen peroxide on the tiles.

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August 17, 20170 found this helpful

Mr Clean Magic Eraser does a good job with minimal effort.

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