How to Clean Terrazzo Tile

What You'll Need
Tile cleaner safe for use with terrazzo
Bucket of warm water
Broom and dustpan
Vacuum cleaner or mini vac
Nonabrasive cloth

If your home features any terrazzo tile surfaces that have fallen victim to dirt accumulation or stubborn stains, you'll want to familiarize yourself with cleaning methods for this type of tile. Below are the necessary steps to make your terrazzo tile surfaces shine like new in no time.

Step 1 - Dust the Surface

You will need to remove any dust from your terrazzo tile surface before proceeding to clean it. With the aid of a broom and dustpan, vacuum cleaner, mini vac or some combination thereof, proceed to give the surface a thorough dusting.

Step 2 - Mop the Surface

Having thoroughly dusted your terrazzo tile surface, you will need to apply your cleaning solution. If you purchased a spray-on tile cleaner, make sure to vigorously spray the solution onto the surface. If your cleaner of choice is not spray-on, apply it with the aid of a mop. Next, use your mop to give the surface a good scrubbing, taking care to devote special attention to any stained or noticeably filthy areas.

Step 3 - Rinse the Surface

After your surface has been sufficiently cleaned, dunk your mop in a bucket of warm water and go over the freshly cleaned tiles once more. Continue in this fashion until all remaining traces of your tile cleaner have been removed. Follow up by drying the surface with a nonabrasive cloth.