Slate floors offer interior visual appeal but require regular maintenance to prevent dirt build-up and unsightly scratches. Cleaning a slate floor can be done rather quickly, and the only things you need are a soft-bristle broom, a non-oil-based dust mop, a bucket, warm water, mild detergent and a wet mop.Continue Reading
Start off the process by sweeping the floor to get rid of any large debris. Next, go over the floor with a dust mop to get rid of any smaller debris and particles. Make sure to mop in a singular direction and avoid sweeping back and forth.
After all loose debris has been removed, prepare the cleaning solution. Pour a gallon of warm water in the bucket, and add in about 1/4-cap of the mild detergent. Saturate the wet mop in the solution, wring thoroughly, and begin mopping all areas of the floor. Mop in a slow motion, and rinse and wring as necessary. If there appears to be a build-up of suds or soapy residue on the floor, fill the bucket with only warm water, and mop the floor again.
When done cleaning, allow the floor to air-dry. Ensure that there is no traffic on the floor while it's drying.