Tile Dust Everywhere

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Updated on May 27, 2022

Giving floors a facelift with elegant tiling is vital to keep your property looking great and attractive every time. However, tile dust from renovations could become a problem and might cause significant discomfort. 

You can get rid of tile dust everywhere around your home with wet wiping or dry dusting methods. Both methods can help you remove tile dust after a simple remodeling or detailed renovation.  

Getting tile dust off your property isn’t easy without the right information. That’s why this article provides vital information to help you remove tile dust from your property without hassle. 

Why is Tile Dust Everywhere after a Remodeling?

Tile dust usually comes with the packaging of your preferred tiling sheets. Tiles designed with clay, linoleum, and other elements carry dust into your home. 

The dust from these sheets will get into the air and rest on your tiles during and after renovation. Tile dust can rest on furniture, walls, floors, décor, etc. after a thorough or brief remodeling. 

How to Clean Tile Dust from Concrete Floors 

First way to clean tile dust from concrete floors: With a vinegar mixture

Step 1: Mix water and vinegar

Mix vinegar into water at a ratio of 1:4 or higher, depending on the surface you want to clean. High concentration of vinegar could erode the surface of your flooring and increase chances of slips.

Step 2: Put mixture into a container or use a lint-free cloth for application

Next, put the mixture into any container with a spray nozzle. Spray the mixture on your concrete floors and ensure each movement is uniform for a good result. 

Use a dry piece of clothing to wipe the sprayed content off your concrete floors. You can also apply the diluted vinegar onto a lint-free cloth and then clean your floors with it. 

Second way to clean tile dust from concrete floors: With damp clothing

Step 1: Dampen a piece of cloth

First get a dry, lint-free, and clean cloth. Next, get a bowl and add water to its halfway point. 

Step 2: Clean concrete floor

Use an anti-clockwise, circular pattern to clean the dust from tiles and debris on your concrete floor. Dampen the piece of cloth at intervals before wiping the tile surface. 

Wear proper protective equipment like masks and rubber gloves before cleaning your concrete floors with this method. 

How to Clean Tile Dust from Walls

First way to clean tile dust from walls: With dry dusting

Step 1: Get a duster or broom

A dry duster or broom is required to perform proper dry dusting of walls and other surfaces around your property. 

Step 2: Dust downward

Brush off tile dust from your walls with a downward pattern. Make sure you have a mask on to prevent the dust and other particles from getting into your nostrils. 

Second way to clean tile dust from walls: With a blower/mop

Step 1: Get required items

You need a mopping bucket, spread mop and an air blower for this method to work. 

Step 2: Blow out tile dust from walls with air blower

Using the air blower, remove tile dust from your walls across all affected areas. Tile dust usually rests at the lower end of walls, particularly after light remodeling. 

An air blower can unsettle dust from your walls at a fast rate. However, the dust will settle on your floors. 

Step 3: Mop floors and clean

After mopping your floors with soapy water, clean it after with just water. Inform everyone around of a slip hazard if you don’t use the property alone. 

How Can I Get Rid of Tile Dust From Polished Surfaces?

You can easily get tile dust off polished surfaces with a diluted vinegar solution. Mixing 1 volume of vinegar into 4 or more volumes of water is a great mixture to clean off dust from most polished surfaces. 

Make sure you check if the polished surface you plan to clean isn’t easily damaged by water. You can also use a broom or duster to remove tile dust from some polished surfaces, particularly light dust cover. 

How Do I Get Rid of Constant Dust after a Renovation?

Changing or maintaining your air filter is one of the smartest way to rid your home of dust after renovations. You can also undertake general cleaning of your floors, furniture, walls, etc. 

Best Ways to Remove Tile Dust after a Renovation

Dry dusting is the best way to remove tile dust from walls after a renovation. Using dry dusting to remove tile dust from walls and surfaces protects against moisture damage. 

Wet cleaning methods are equally effective to wipe off tile dust from floors, furniture, and other surfaces. Several solutions exist apart from using just water to clean tile dust from your floors and furniture. 

Vacuuming is another efficient method used to clean off tile dust. Powerful vacuum cleaners can work to remove dust from walls, floors, sofas, and other items in your property. 

How Long Does Tile Dust Take to Settle after a Remodeling?

Dust particles can rest on surfaces within 10 minutes after a remodeling effort. However, leaving the remodeling area for up to 5 hours might reveal more items with dust settled on them.