How to Polish Stone Floors

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How to Polish Stone Floors
Stone tile should be dry- and wet-mopped weekly. (woman foot in foam bath room on tile image by Anatoly Tiplyashin from

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for cleaning tile floors. The method you use to clean your tile depends upon what type of tile you have. Stone tile has its own unique care requirements. Without proper care, stone tile floors will not only begin to look bad, but they may become damaged beyond repair. Fortunately, stone tile doesn't require a great deal of effort or expense to polish.

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Things you need

  • Broom
  • Dust mop
  • Vacuum cleaner with attachments
  • Bucket
  • Mild dish soap
  • Mop
  • Old bath towel

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  1. 1

    Sweep your stone floor to remove dirt, dust and debris. Dust-mop the floor to remove smaller particles of dust and debris. If necessary, use your vacuum with a soft brush attachment to clean beneath appliances and furniture and in hard-to-reach corners.

  2. 2

    Fill a mop bucket with hot water. Stone floors should be cleaned primarily with plain water. If your floor needs disinfecting, add a few drops of a mild dish soap to the water. Submerge your mop in the bucket and wring it out so it is moist but not saturated.

  3. 3

    Mop your floor, re-wetting and wringing out your mop frequently. If you're mopping a large space, dump your mop water halfway through mopping and refill the bucket with clean water. If you mopped the floor with soapy water, mop it again with plain water to remove the soap.

  4. 4

    Dry your floor with an old bath towel.

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