Cleaning Slate Tile
Cleaning slate tile is like cleaning a rock, which it is, and can be pretty hard.
The uneveness of slate, creates low areas on the tiles, which is great for dirt accumulation.
If you have a slate floor, you know what I'm talking about. Everywhere the tile is uneven, dirt builds-up.
Of course the level of this build-up will depend on the traffic and how often you scrub your slate.
How often you are cleaning slate tile is up to you,
but even with mopping it once a week, the dirt will build-up.
In general, mopping slate floors regularly with a
neutral floor cleaner
and a flat mop, will be the best and easiest way to maintain the slate floor.
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Slate, like all natural stone, is porous and dirt will not only build up in the low
areas and grout, but in the pores of the stone.
Depending on foot traffic for a slate floor, will depend on often it should be deep cleaned
How to Clean Slate Floors
The first thing you want to do before you begin with the heavy duty cleaning is, sweep or vacuum the
entire area you're going to cleaning.
You also want to have a plan of where to begin and end, working small areas at a time.
Work an area about 5 ft. X 5 ft. or you can even double this area if you want.
After you've diluted the
to the strength needed, apply to the slate floor.
After dwelling, use your grout brushes for the grout lines, and your deck brushes for cleaning slate tile.
Scrub rigorously, cleaning the slate the best you can.
Either mop up the dirty solution or use a wet/dry vac to suck up the dirty solution.
If you use the wet/dry vac, make sure to remove the filter before sucking up the solution.
Now rinse with warm water with a mop or pour water on the area and use your wet/dry vac to suck it up.
Dry with cotton or microfiber cloths.
Continue with this method until the entire floor has been cleaned and you are satisfied.
Allow the slate floor to dry completely before sealing. It's important to seal the slate floor, because
slate tile is porous and will stain.
slate tile sealer
we recommend is a color enhancer penetrating sealer.
will not only protect the slate, but darken the stone, bringing out the natural colors.
When it comes to cleaning slate tile or just maintaining natural stone and tile and grout, we strive to help educate our
customers on the best protection they can have, helping them save time and money in costly restoration costs down the road.
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Just want to let you know that I am very happy with the outcome of your hard work.
My bathroom looks like it was just remodeled. It looks great!
I am very glad that I chose Integrity Stone and Tile Cleaning to do the job.
I will definitely recommend Integrity Stone and Tile to my friends and neighbors.
I saved a lot of money by restoring rather then replacing.
Thanks again for the fine work!
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