Cleaning Ways For Slate Flooring
One of the most common types of floors in the construction industry today is slate flooring. Although slate flooring is common in many houses today, a lot of people still know very little about it. And although slate flooring is a bit more costly than many of its counterparts, its beauty is like no other. It is a durable stone that comes in a variety of patterns and textures. To maintain slate flooring natural elegance, you must take proper care when cleaning the slate. Cleaning slate floors is easy, however, and only takes a few simple steps. Sweep the floor first to loosen any debris, or vacuum the floor with a soft bristle attachment or vacuum designed for stone floors. Dust mop the floor with a rag mop with cotton fibers. Sweep the mop in the same direction each time, moving slowly so no dust or dirt is scattered. Combine two gallons of warm water with 1/4 cup of mild soap (dish detergent or a slate floor cleaner) if desired; if your floor is not very dirty, plain water will be fine.
Mop the floor slowly, wringing out the mop frequently to avoid spreading dirty water. If the floor is sudsy or soapy, rinse it with a clean mop and clean water. Allow the floor to air dry thoroughly before it is walked on. When you clean your slate flooring, be sure to move any rugs or furniture so the entire floor will be cleaned. This will keep the floor’s coloration and wear even.