Ways to Remove Acid Stains from Floor Tiles

Floors are undoubtedly one of the most important constituents of your home. If your home has a clean and well-maintained floor, it automatically acts as a clear indication of a neat and maintained household.

 

Tiles are one of the most reliable and preferred materials used for flooring these days. However, due to their porous nature, tiles get prominent stains sometimes. That is primarily because of the use of battery acids or toilet cleaners. If not washed properly, these stains will drastically destroy the appearance of your floor tiles and, in turn, deteriorate the aesthetic appearance of your room.

 

Here are a few ways that would assist you to remove acid stains from tiles and, thereby, getting rid of such acid stains that will make your floor look as good as new:

1.  Use base ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bases are the opposite of acids which is why they neutralize them. You can use baking soda or ammonia to solve your purpose. These bases will neutralize the acid on your tile and remove acid stains from the floor. You would need baking soda, water, 10% ammonia, and a clean cloth.

 

  • If the acid stain is recent or fresh, you need to sprinkle a large amount of baking soda over the stain. Ensure that you completely cover the stain with a thick layer of baking soda. If the stain is older, make a paste of baking soda and water. Then rub the baking soda or it paste off with a dry and clean cloth.
  • Rub the stain gently with a piece of cloth. The stain should disappear after that. If it fails to come off or demands more rigorous rubbing, use a small amount of 10% ammonia, and use it on the stained area.
  • After cleaning off the stains, rinse the area with water and use a dry cloth to wipe it clean.

2.  Use phosphoric acid masonry cleaner

 

This method especially works wonders if you want to remove acid stains mainly caused by muriatic acid on your floor tiles. You would need a soft-bristled brush, sponge or a piece of cloth, a gallon of water, a cup of ammonia, and phosphoric acid masonry cleaner.

 

  • Dip a soft-bristled brush in phosphoric acid masonry cleaner and apply the solution directly to the stain. Let it sit for at least 10-15 seconds. Make sure that it doesn't stay more than a minute.
  • Once the stain completely disappears, wipe the solution off the time. If it remains, repeat the above step.
  • While the stain disappears, combine one cup of ammonia and a gallon of clean water. Apply the mixture and use a clean and dry sponge to wipe off the remnants of the stain and the phosphoric acid masonry cleaner. Rinse the area well after all these cleanings.

Conclusion

Acid stains are notorious enough, but it is possible to get rid of them too, as you can easily remove acid stains from floor tiles with the help of the above-listed methods. However, you need to be a bit patient and work off a little to get rid of these stains.

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