Spill and Stain Solutions for Tile

spill and stain solutions for tile

Let’s face it, spills happen… often.  Luckily tile floor is typically easy to clean spills and prevent them from turning into stains and with these simple tips you’ll be on your way.

Please note that you should first test these spill and stain solutions for tile on small non conspicuous areas before hand.

Spill and Stain Solutions for Tile

When a spill occurs

When a spill occurs, blot the spot with paper towel making sure not to wipe or the spill will spread.  Flush the area with water and mild soap and blot till the spill is gone.  Dry the area by blotting with a clean dry towel.

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Stain Identification Tips

Identifying the type of stain is the first step in cleaning up the spill. Stains can be oil-based, organic, biological or even ink.  If you don’t know the cause of the stain , consider possible staining agents that might have been present.

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Oil-Based Stain

An oil-based stain can potentially stain or darken tile so it is important to act quickly.  Using a liquid cleanser (household detergent or acetone) clean gently with a rag and warm water.

Organic Stain

An organic stain may cause pinkish-brown stain and may disappear after the source of the stain has been removed.  For an indoor spill on tile, clean the stain with 12% clear hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia.

Biological Stain

Clean a biological stain with diluted cleaning solution: 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide and a gallon of water.  Apply the solution to the stain and wipe with a clean cloth.

Ink Stains

If ink finds its way on to your tile, reach for some hydrogen peroxide to gently remove the the ink stain from the tile.  Once the ink has been removed, use a damp cloth to wipe the area clean.

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