One of the reasons that I liked this house so much was because it still had the original hex tile floor. One of the things I hate most about this house is trying to keep it clean. The floor is full of grout lines and enough nooks and crannies to rival an english muffin. This leaves all kinds of places for dirt to hang out.In addition to this the tiles don’t seem to have any sheen to them which makes it easy for all of this dirt to cling to and stain the tiles. Even after washing and scrubbing down the floors they would often look like this.
Then I had an idea… what if I tried some toliet bowl cleaner on the floor?
Awesome right? I used the Lysol brand in a gel formula. After I washed the tile I squirted on just a small amount and then used a scrub brush to scrub the tile lightly. It even helped clean out the grout lines. After scrubbing, I left the bathroom for about 15 minutes and allowed the bleach to work. When I returned I wiped up the floor with a paper towel and re-washed the floor to clean up any haze. The cleaner did not harm my black tiles but did a remarkable job removing any stains on the white ones.