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How to clean sandstone natural floor tiles

Updated April 17, 2017

The natural look of sandstone natural floor tiles is gorgeous and lends an air of balance and calm to any home. Cleaning natural sandstone natural floor tiles can pose a challenge since the wrong kind of cleaner can permanently damage your floors.

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  1. Dust mop your sandstone natural floor tile. Sandstone natural floor tiles are susceptible to scratching so they should always be kept free of dust and grit. Frequently dust mop your sandstone natural floor tiles but do not use any kind of spray treatment or cleaner on the dust mop. Use the dust mop lightly and do not grind the dirt across the floor.

  2. Mop you natural sandstone floors with plain water for regular cleaning. Natural sandstone floor tiles are porous and you do not want to use any kind of cleaning product on it on a regular basis. Cleaning products can etch and stain natural sandstone floor tiles.

  3. Clean your natural sandstone floors once every couple of months with a special neutral cleaner that is made specifically for natural sandstone. You can purchase special cleaners at your local flooring store or home centre and they can be applied by mop. Make sure you follow the packaging instructions explicitly.

  4. Take your shoes off at the door. Shoes bring in most of the dirt and grit that will do the most permanent damage to your natural sandstone tiles. Taking shoes off will help make your floors last longer.

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Things You'll Need

  • Dust mop
  • Water
  • Mop
  • Neutral cleaner made specifically for natural sandstone tile

About the Author

Christine Sostarich is a freelance writer and poet based in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. She has served as managing editor, publisher, and poetry editor for numerous literary journals online and in print such as The Cortland Review, Moondance, and Maelstrom. Her work was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2000.

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