How to Remove Stains on Ceramic Tile Kitchen Countertops

Cleaning ceramic tile countertops is not difficult. But, if stains are tough, you need to work like a pro to clean the countertop without damaging its surface. For this, you need to have a liquid dish wash, toothbrush, a dry cloth, and hot water. 

Ceramic tiles are made from clay. Though clay seems like a soft material, ceramic is hardened using intense heat. When this is done, it results in a beautiful glaze that makes ceramic one of the most beautiful materials out there. They are also fairly durable with proper ceramic tile cleaning and maintenance, which is why ceramic tiles are also used for floors. 

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Here is a step by step guide to help remove stains from ceramic tile kitchen countertops.

  1. Spray liquid dish wash on the stains directly. Let the liquid sit for a couple of minutes.
  2. Take a toothbrush and scrub between the tiles, over the stains, and gently on the entire countertop. Brush off the stains gently as harsh scrubbing would damage the surface if stains are really tough and won’t go with scrubbing. Pour bleach solution and let it sit for a while. Bleach will lighten up the stains for you to remove it from the countertop.
  3. Take a dry cloth and wipe the entire countertop. Now, check for stains. If you still find the stains, repeat the above steps.
  4. Wipe the countertop with a piece of cloth dipped in clean water. Let the countertop dry for the next step.
  5. Once the stains are removed, the countertop would be all clean. If required, you can have the countertop sealed with a commercial grout sealer. The seal would prevent stains and dirt. However, if you have a glazed ceramic tile countertop, you do not need to seal it.
  6. Rinse the surface of the countertop with hot water for a germ-free countertop.

Ceramic tiles are some of the most affordable out there so you can build new kitchens without breaking the bank. Additional tip is you can rinse the alternative countertop days or regularly to ensure the hygiene of the kitchen. Ceramic tile countertops are porous and can encourage microorganism growth, making it unsafe to cook. Learning how to clean the countertops can ensure the counter’s hygiene.