How Can You Remove Scuff Marks on Tile?

How Can You Remove Scuff Marks on Tile?

There are several ways to remove scuff marks from tile using everyday household items. Rub the mark with a light-colored art eraser, a tennis ball or a cloth sprayed with WD-40. For more stubborn marks, use a non-scratch dish scrubber, baking soda or a dab of toothpaste.

Before taking any steps to remove marks from flooring, test a small, out-of-the-way area to ensure that your efforts won't scratch or stain the floor. Avoid using pink erasers to remove scuff marks from light-colored floors, because they can leave a stain. To remove a large mark or several marks without getting on your hands and knees, use a craft knife to carefully cut a small cross in a tennis ball. Insert the end of a broomstick handle into the opening in the tennis ball, and use the broomstick to rub the ball on the mark. When using WD-40, use only a small amount, and wipe the area clean after the mark is gone.

If more abrasive power is needed to remove the mark, rub it, using a circular motion, with a non-scratch dish scrubber, a cloth with toothpaste or a paste made of baking soda and water. After using toothpaste or baking soda, clean the area with a clean, damp cloth to remove any residue, then wipe it dry.