Simple Solutions For Cleaning And Maintaining Faux Wood Porcelain Tile

Wood flooring is not suitable for areas that have higher levels of moisture, such as the bathroom. However, faux wood porcelain tile combines the look of wood with the durability of porcelain tile, reducing any worry you have of moisture damage in your bathroom. If you have recently installed faux wood tile in your bathroom, you may be confused by how to clean and maintain your new wood-like tile floors. With this guide, you will learn the best tips for cleaning your new faux wood porcelain tile floors.


Using your vacuum is one of the easiest ways to clean your faux wood floors. Because many vacuums have hard bottoms that can scratch and ding real wood and faux wood tile, make sure your model is suitable for hard floor use.

Set your vacuum to the "hard floor" setting, reducing any risk of damaging the porcelain tile. Then, move the vacuum over the tile floor slowly, suctioning up any dirt, dust, and hair. To ensure dirt, dust, and hair are removed from the grout lines, move the vacuum across the tile in different directions including horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. Attaching the narrow attachment head to your vacuum hose is a great way to clean the thin grout lines as well.


Sweeping is another simple solution used to keep your faux wood tile clean in the bathroom. If you think all brooms are created equal, think again, because you may be using the wrong type of broom on your faux wood porcelain.

A rubber broom is a great option for your porcelain tile floors. These brooms have shorter, more durable, bristles made out of a rubber-like material. The bristles will not scratch the porcelain or the grout, reducing any risk of surface imperfections. In addition, the rubber bristles attract hair and dust easier than traditional broom bristles, making the cleanup of your tile floors simple and effective.


Regular vacuuming and sweeping will prevent heavy buildup of dirt, dust, and hair. However, your faux wood tile floors may require a more involved floor cleaning at some point in time.

Combine a pH-balanced cleanser with warm water in a bucket. Dip the mop head into the bucket and wring out the excess liquid. Too much of the liquid can affect the grout on your tile floor, so make sure you do not slosh an excessive amount of the soapy solution onto the tile. After cleaning, run a dry mop over the tile floor to soak up any remaining moisture.