Professional Floor Cleaning Protects Your Investment

While flooring may not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering your business assets, its proper upkeep prevents costly replacement and repair expenses. With regular maintenance and cleaning, you can easily extend the life of your flooring investment. Following are instructions on how to clean marble and tile floors. Here are the equipment and commercial cleaning supplies you will need:

  • broom and dustpan
  • soft, clean towel or rag
  • dish soap
  • mop
  • mop bucket with wringer
  • nylon brush
  • disinfecting floor cleaner, like Mr. Clean Professional Disinfecting Floor Cleaner
  • degreasing floor cleaner, like Spic and Span Floor Cleaner

Marble Floors

When it comes to marble floors, daily care is crucial. If sand and dirt are not kept off the floor, they will scratch the surface; therefore, daily sweeping is a must! Make sure to clean up spills immediately by wiping the spill and thoroughly drying the area. Wine, lemonade and other citrus juices will stain the surface – if left on the surface too long, the stains will require professional floor cleaning for removal.

General Care

  • Sweep the floor of all sand, dirt, and other debris.
  • Mop the floor with Mr. Clean Professional Disinfecting Floor Cleaner and warm water. (Marble is a soft stone that can be etched or stained by harsh cleaners, so be sure to use a pH-neutral cleaner like Mr. Clean Professional Disinfecting Floor Cleaner.)
  • Dry the floor after mopping a section with a soft, clean rag or towel. This will eliminate any water spotting and, of course, the danger of someone slipping.

Yearly Tips

  • If the surface starts to lose its shine, clean with a pH-neutral marble restorer, and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Have the floor sealed and buffed to keep it shiny and, most importantly, protected.

Tile Floors

Dust and Mop

  • First, sweep the floor.
  • Mop the floor with a hot soapy-water solution.
  • Mop the floor a second time with a fresh bucket of plain, hot water to clean up any excess soap.

Disinfect

  • Use a wet floor sign in the area to be mopped.
  • Fill a 4-gallon mop bucket to the fill line with warm water.
  • For water hardness up to 250 ppm, add 2 ounces of Mr. Clean Professional Disinfecting Floor Cleaner per gallon of water; for water hardness up to 400 ppm, add 3 ounces of Mr. Clean Professional Disinfecting Floor Cleaner per gallon of water.* (Note: Change the mop bucket solution when it becomes dirty and after every use.)
  • Place the mop in the solution and wet thoroughly.
  • Lightly twist the mop in the wringer, leaving enough solution in the mop to thoroughly wet the floor. (Note: The surface must remain wet for 10 minutes in order to disinfect.)
  • Starting at the farthest point from the door, mop a 10 ft. by 10 ft. area.
  • Move to the next 10 ft. by 10 ft. area, working towards the doorway.
  • To disinfect heavily soiled surfaces, repeat Steps 4 through 7. Allow the surface to air dry.
  • Remove wet floor sign only when the surface is thoroughly dry.

*For heavy soil build-up, add 8 ounces of Mr. Clean Professional Disinfecting Floor Cleaner to a 4-gallon mop bucket. Rinse floors with clean water after cleaning heavy soils. (To avoid sticky floors – if adding more cleaner for cleaning heavily soiled area – it is best to do a clean water rinse.) After removing heavy soils, return to routine/daily cleaning at the normal concentrations listed above with no need to rinse after cleaning.

For Heavy Grease Spots

  • Fill a 4-gallon mop bucket to the fill line with warm water.
  • Add 3 ounces of Spic and Span Floor Cleaner (3/4 oz per gallon of water).
  • Follow Steps 4 through 7 above.

Optional Wax

If applying a liquid floor wax, allow the floor to dry completely before applying. This will help to protect the floor by sealing it and also give it a shiny glossy look. Use a clean sponge to apply the wax to the floor. Start at the back of the room and work your way towards the door to avoid leaving footprints in the waxed areas. Allow at least an hour for the floor to dry.