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Cleaning Slate Floors

Cleaning slate floors can sometimes be a laborious task because of the unevenness of the slate tiles.

Cleaning slate tile on regular basis will keep them looking great and last you a lifetime.

Read on and learn how to clean slate with cleaning products you already have in your home.

To take care of slate all you need are; a bucket, deck and grout brushes, dry mops and some time.

There are many different types of slate floors available and most of them aren't sensitive to acidic solutions, but always do a test in an inconspicuous area before drenching the entire floor.

In general, mopping slate floors regularly with a neutral floor cleaner and a flat mop, will be the best and easiest way to maintain your slate.

For deeper cleaning needs click this link for a great natural stone tile grout cleaner.

How to Clean Slate Floors

Cleaning 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 stone cleaner 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 the 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.

Cleaning Slate Floors 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.

The slate tile sealer we recommend is a color enhancer penetrating sealer.

A color enhancer will not only protect the slate, but darken the stone, bringing out the natural colors.

When it comes to cleaning slate floors 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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Stone Care Products

Are you a do-it-yourselfer? Always working on your home on one project to another. Check the link below to buy stone care products.
We know you can do it yourself and offer you the same products we use to clean stone and tile.

We Recommend MB-1 Marble, Granite and More Cleaner

Natural stone neutral floor cleaner that's safe for all surfaces, tile, stone, and wood.

We Recommend MB-3 Soap Scum Remover for Shower Cleaning

For cleaning any natural stone, ceramic tile and porcelain shower we recommend MB-3.

We Recommend MB-5 Marble, Granite and More Spray

For daily cleaning of marble, granite and all engineered stones. Great for metal and glass too!

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