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The best way to clean slate floor tiles

Updated February 21, 2017

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'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Dust mop
  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Mild washing powder
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Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.