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What are natural cleaning agents you can make to clean ceramic tile floors?

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Natural cleaning agents that can be used to clean ceramic tile floors include washing soda, vinegar and a hydrogen peroxide solution. Make a vinegar solution that acts as a natural antibacterial agent by diluting 1/2 cup of white vinegar in 1 gallon of warm water.

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What are natural cleaning agents you can make to clean ceramic tile floors?
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Vinegar and hydrogen peroxide solutions are natural cleaning agents for ceramic tile floors that require only water, vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. Both hydrogen peroxide and washing soda help to kill mold that tends to thrive in the grout between tiles and whiten grout that starts to turn dingy. To whiten grout, combine washing soda and water until a paste forms, then layer it on the grout. Allow it to sit for several minutes before scrubbing the grout with a brush.

To make a hydrogen peroxide solution, combine 1 part of hydrogen peroxide with 2 parts of water, and pour the solution in a spray bottle. Spray the grout, and allow the solution into soak the area for one hour before rinsing it away. To clean the ceramic tile, mop the area with a distilled white vinegar and water solution. Remove grime and stains by scrubbing the area with baking soda. Because vinegar can break down grout over a long period of time, do not allow vinegar to soak into the grout, and dry the floor immediately with a towel after mopping.

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