Cleaning tile with a vinegar solution both deodorizes and disinfects the surface. White vinegar contains 5 percent acetic acid, which lends itself to the antimicrobial properties found in vinegar.
A vinegar solution is easily formulated by combining one gallon of water with 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of vinegar. Once the floor is dry, a clean, neutral smell remains. The recipe can be customized with the addition of a few drops of an essential oil. One of the major advantages to cleaning with vinegar is that it is void of harsh chemicals and fumes that may induce adverse reactions in the body.