How to remove hard water stains from ceramic tiles?

Some people are too lazy enough to even look at stains, that too caused by water.  It’s not anyone fault we’re just too busy to notice any stains and It sounds weird that water can also cause stains. The good this is that without any hard work and costly supplies, you can clean your tiles. You just need a bottle of something which is most likely you have in your kitchen pantry and you might be eating it daily, by using it you can have a gleaming and clean tile quickly.

However, before skipping to the method, let’s find out what causes the stain and what can you do to prevent it from happening again in future.

The minerals in the water.

The water across the globe come through municipal pipes, the water has mixed minerals such as calcium and magnesium. When the water evaporates, it leaves calcium and magnesium behind, which becomes visible and attract dirt on the surface.

Hard water, on the other hand, is opposite to soft water. If you rub water using your hands you’ll see that soft water feels slippery, while this sensation cannot be felt in case of hard water.

Water hardness is measured in grains, one grain is equivalent to seven-thousand of a pound. Simply putting, the weight of a single grain is taken for measuring quantity, it takes 7000 grains of wheat to equalize a pound.

Harsh cleaners can scratch or scuff the ceramic tile, but this can be solved by using some items which is probably available in your kitchen. The acid content present in vinegar breaks up the alkaline mineral deposits. By mixing baking soda in vinegar and also the can effectively remove the water stains and any soap scum. If you don’t clean this regularly, the stains will become tough through time and become permanent, which becomes worse through time.

Tile Stain Removal Cleaning
Tile Stain Removal Cleaning

Follow these easy steps to get clean tiles:


Take a sponge and damp it with distilled white vinegar. Now wipe the surface affected by water stains on the tiles, let the vinegar sit on the tiles, it’ll soften the deposits.


Wipe the surface again with the sponge and wet the area again with vinegar. Sprinkle some baking soda on the surface, let the baking soda react with vinegar. A fizz will produce while the reaction.


Rinse the stain by soaking the sponge in water and then scrub it on the stain. Scrub the sponge in a circular motion as it’ll remove any stains.


Now take a hosepipe and rinse the tiles in running water. If the stains are still present, repeat the process again. When the tile is cleaned, dry it using a dry towel. When you dry the tiles by wiping it with the towel, the stain will not appear again.

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