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It is quite obvious that I don’t clean my floors very often or I would have got really frustrated and bought a new mop by now. I have just cleaned the kitchen floor which is slate and my mop is just rubbish. It’s one of those vileda ones that I can feel the metal part of the mop hit the floor not too mention that it no longer extends!!! I have just popped onto John Lewis website and anything that I thought would look good has a really low rating.

What do you use and would you recommend it?

If you have a slate floor, what do you use to clean it?

Shall I resort to a bucket and scrubber of some sort?

I have a tiny tiled bathroom and kitchen and have given up with mops!  I have resorted to using a cloth/scrubber on my hands and knees and it looks so much better.  I have tried several different mops at great expense!
Lou

We have a natural stone floor and I use an ‘old style’ hard bristled, long handled brush, used wet to scrub the floor clean (really gets the muscles used!), then use a bog standard mop with a bucket of clean water to swipe the floor clean.

ETA: It also feels like we’re pirates cleaning the decks, so DS loves to join in wink

I’ve recently bought a basic mop but to be honest i normally go down on my hands a knees with a washing up sponge!! And then “walk” a towel around afterwards. I just stand on the towel sliding it around under my feet to dry it all. I do use the mop now I have it but that’s normally to wipe up the worst of the water when ds2 has been playing with water. That’s a bit of a routine I’ve had since having children. I get the paints out for them, then immediately after they have a bowl of water to wash the pots and their hands and the spilt water (normally a lot at the moment) is used to wash the floor!! - or if not much I pour it over the floor and mop up/towel dry.

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I can’t use mops either! They never seem to get it really clean. We use a wooden floor cleaner from tesco, diluted in water and have a couple of cloths that I use on my hands and knees. One cloth to wash, the other to dry/ wipe as I go. I don’t even use a bucket but just go back and forth to the sink. It works so much better and takes just as much time really as a mop! It’s the same for kitchen and bathroom but using a slightly different product. I haven’t yet tried a more natural product, mainly because we live in MIL house and she likes them cleaned a certain way xx

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Wow! I am really impressed at how many people get down on their hands and knees. Although part of me was joking when I said it, I can see that when I am using the mop it isn’t getting the floors clean with all of those dips and cracks that are in slate.

Thank you everyone. smile

I use a cloth too but it is one of those special ones that cuts through dirt without detergent. I do use a bit of tea tree and lavender oil in the water though. I find it works really well and with dirty dog feet in the kitchen all the time it’s a godsend!

You can use it as a duster too! (I sound like an advert! tongue wink )

Trying to do everything - failing madly!

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Another one down on my hands and knees - clean so rarely that it really is the only way, but that means that I only want to do it rarely and then it really is the only way!

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Another vote for hands and knees!!  I have a mop but it never gets properly into the corners so I end up down there anyway!

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don’t have slate floors but the tiles/laminate is done with my ever trusty steam mop - it has a microbfibre pad which can be washed after use - I know it uses electricity but no chemicals!

Mmmm…i don’t really!

sorry that’s no help.

Gem smile

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Apply Deep Cleaning Solutions From Time to Time. Deep-cleaning solutions will remove greasy residues and stains without damaging your tiles.

I have two dogs and lots of wooden floors, so you can hear my pain when it comes to cleaning my floors. I always go for the natural cleaning products that aren’t going to harm the environment with all the harmful chemicals that you’ll find in bleach products.

I tend to make my own disinfectant.
  1 gallon of hot water
  1/4 cup of Borax
and a mop and my floors are clean as a whistle.

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