White vinegar is one of the best porcelain tile cleaners, according to SFGate.com, the online news publication of the San Francisco Chronicle. Vinegar is an inexpensive, nontoxic, natural disinfectant that quickly dissolves grease and mineral deposits. It also removes stubborn odors.
The pungent odor of white vinegar fades as it dries, leaving behind a mild scent. Mixing the vinegar with several drops of a fragrant essential oil neutralizes the vinegar smell.
An easy way to clean porcelain tiles with white vinegar is to vacuum the surface before mopping it with a mixture of 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 gallon warm water. The cleaning solution air-dries rapidly, but drying the porcelain with a towel produces quicker results.
Vinegar is an effective cleaning product for many household surfaces. It is particularly effective on window glass, stainless steel and sealed wood, according to The Vinegar Institute.