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How to Get Scuff Marks off Tile Floors

How to Get Scuff Marks off Tile Floors – Simple Tips that Work!

Remove scuff marks from your tile floor with these simple tips on how to get scuff marks off tile floors.

If you have tile floors in your home, then you are likely to have scuff marks on those floors every so often.

Scuff marks on tile floors occur from shoes with dark (particularly black) soles, Furniture leg tips, and even rubber wheels on your child’s toys.

To make matters worse, simply cleaning your tiles like you normally would, often fails to remove or even fade those scuff marks on your tile floors.

However, there are some things you can do to remove those scuff marks safely and easily and leave your floor looking sparkling clean.

Before attempting to remove those scuff marks, sweep or vacuum floor very well to remove any dust or dirt from your floor. This will make it easier for you to remove the marks without rubbing more dirt into your floor.

How to get scuff marks off tile floors

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A Good Old Pencil Eraser

A large pencil eraser can be used to remove a small amount of scuff marks. However, you want to use a new white or light colored eraser, because those pink erasers may leave behind a stain.

Simply take the eraser and rub it over the scuff mark until the scuff mark is gone.

While this technique works well for one or two fairly short scuff marks, it would take a lot of erasers to clean several longer scuff marks.

The Tennis Ball Method

As strange as it may sound, using a tennis ball to get those scuff marks off your tile floors will save you from crawling around on your hands and knees and still allow you to clean those marks off a large area of your floor.

I suggest you use the original yellowish/green tennis ball as some of the darker tennis balls could leave stains on your tile.

Use a craft or utility knife to cut a cross or an X in the ball just large enough to fit the handle of a broom into the ball. Then rub the tennis ball back and forth across the scuff marks until they are completely removed.


You can also try using WD-40 on those scuff marks. Just spray the WD-40 on the mark, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and then wipe it off with a clean rag to remove the mark.

You will then want to clean the area with clear water to remove any of the residues left from the WD-40.

How to Avoid Getting Scuff Marks on Your Tile Floor

Once you have removed those scuff marks you can help to keep them gone by taking a couple of precautions.

  • Have family members remove any rubber soled shoes before walking on your tile floors. This will completely eliminate one source of those marks altogether.
  • Placing felt pads on the legs of furniture will also help to prevent more scuff marks from being added to your tile floors.
  • When buying vehicles and other toys for your child, try and choose toys that do have rubber wheels, which can leave marks on your beautiful floors.

Between taking a few precautions to avoid getting those black scuff marks on your floor, and knowing how to remove the ones you do get, you should be able to keep your tile floor free of scuff marks.

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How to remove scuff marks from tile floor

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