Vinegar is a natural, non-toxic product that safely deodorizes, disinfects and cleans most hard surfaces. When your porcelain or tile floors become soiled, vinegar can effectively clean them without harsh fumes. White vinegar is a mild acid that works especially well to dissolve grease and hard water stains. Once the vinegar dries, it leaves behind a fresh, neutral scent. You can customize the scent by mixing a few drops of your favorite essential oils into the vinegar solution before cleaning.
Mix 1/4 to 1/2 cup white vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water in a bucket.
2 Sweep the porcelain or tile floors with a broom or vacuum them on the hard floor setting to remove loose dirt and debris.
3 Dip a mop into the vinegar solution and wring it out. Mop the floor thoroughly starting at one corner of the room and working your way across. Allow the floor to air dry completely or dry it with a towel.
Things You Will Need
Broom or vacuum
1 For really tough stains, sprinkle the wet tile and grout with baking soda and scrub them with a cloth. Rinse with a mop dampened with the vinegar solution.
2 Pour some of the fresh cleaning solution into a spray bottle for quick spray-and-wipe cleaning.
3 Open windows or ventilate the area if the smell of vinegar bothers you.
4 Don’t mix vinegar with bleach.