The best way to clean slate floor tiles

Written by mel frank | 13/05/2017
The best way to clean slate floor tiles
Clean a slate floor with mild washing powder. (mop head image by green308 from

Slate is a natural, durable stone commonly used in floor construction. Slate floor tiles typically come in a neutral colour, fitting in with almost any decor. Little maintenance is required to maintain the appearance of slate flooring, aside from a regular cleaning routine. To keep slate floors clean, mix a mild solution of cleaning ingredients most likely already in your kitchen pantry.

Dust the slate floor tiles with a dust mop every few days to collect dirt build-up and light residue.

Sweep the tile with a soft broom regularly, collecting dirt and discarding in the trash. This will collect heavier debris.

Fill a bucket with 4.5 litres (1 gallon) of warm water and 2 tsp of mild washing powder.

Dip a mop in the bucket, wring it out and mop the slate tile.

Rinse the mop with fresh water, wring it out, and run the damp mop across the flooring once more. This will collect any leftover soap residue.

Allow the floor to air-dry.

Things you need

  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Dust mop
  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Mild washing powder

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