How to Polish a Mosaic Floor

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How to Polish a Mosaic Floor
Mosaic tiles are versatile and relatively easy to clean. (shell mosaic image by Chris Bibbo from Fotolia.com)

Mosaic floors have several benefits to the homeowner; perhaps the most popular being that you can easily customise them yourself, creating original patterns and designs. Such tiles are also durable, inexpensive and don't require a great deal of maintenance. However, because mosaic tiles generally consist of different tiles around 2 inches by 2 inches in size, the floor usually shows some grout between them. This means that before you can polish such a floor, you need to clean the tiles first.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Vacuum
  • Bucket
  • Water
  • 1/4 cup detergent
  • Soft mop
  • 3 per cent hydrogen peroxide
  • Soft cloths (2)
  • HG golvpolish: satin gloss finish (or comparable item)
  • Paint roller
  • Paint roller pan

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Vacuum up all the dust and dirt from the surface of your floors. Fill a bucket with warm water and add 1/4 cup detergent and mix it well.

  2. 2

    Dip a soft mop in the water and mop the entirety of the floor, being sure to get into the corners. Rinse out the bucket and fill it with a solution of one-half warm water mixed with 3 per cent hydrogen peroxide.

  3. 3

    Dip the mop in the new solution and scrub the entire floor. This solution will help clean the grout between the tiles. Let the solution soak onto the floors for about 30 minutes. Wipe down the floors with a soft cloth.

  4. 4

    Pour HG golvpolish into a paint roller pan and dip a new paint roller into the solution, covering the entire surface area of the roller, without saturating it. Roll the paint roller across the surface of the mosaic tiles, covering them evenly.

  5. 5

    Allow the polish to soak into the tiles for five minutes. Wipe off the surplus polish from the tiles with a soft cloth.

Tips and warnings

  • Never use a brush or anything that could scratch the tiles; stick with gentle cleaning tools.

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