Tips For Cleaning Stone, Tile, And Marble Floors
When you are cleaning floors of stone, tile, and marble, you have to be very careful to use non abrasive cleaning solutions so the floor surface does not get scratched while you are cleaning. You should carefully sweep away any dirt, pebbles, and debris, or vacuum it away.
Marble floors have a makeup of calcium carbonate, which is limestone, so any acids such as vinegar and water will etch the marble surface, even though it works well with about any other type of surface. For marble floors, use a natural pH and acid free cleaner. Also one of the best ways to clean a marble floor is to just use a mop with warm water. Change the warm water frequently during the process to avoid streaking.
Stone tile needs special care also, since it is a stone tile, you don’t want to use harsh chemicals or sealers on it. The sealers will cause the surface to be sticky and will not work out well at all. Most professional cleaners will use steam cleaning techniques on the stone tile, as it loosens dirt and debris for easy removal with a mop.
Ceramic tile is the easiest floor covering material to keep clean, as a little warm water with a touch of mild soap can do wonders. Never use brushes or any abrasive material on it. Mop up the dirt and dust first, then apply your cleaning solution and let dry. It will leave a clean, lustrous surface for your enjoyment.
If you have questions about the flooring material that is in your home, have a professional cleaning company like Absolute Tile Floor Cleaning come by and assess your needs. Choose one that has been in business for awhile, or get some referrals. Having the correct information is the key to successful cleaning for your flooring.