How to Clean Commercial Tile Floors

Cleaning commercial tile floors is different from cleaning a tile floor in your home. While the tiles and the grout are similar, commercial floors must be cleaned to a standard that ensures minimal dirt and grease buildup. Many products are made specifically for cleaning commercial tile floors, and you should find one that best suits the type of business that you have. For example, a restaurant will need a cleaner designed to remove grease that can cause injury if it is not cleaned up regularly.

Step 1

Sweep the entire floor thoroughly. Make sure to sweep along corners and running boards.

Step 2

Mix a solution of floor cleaner and hot water. Dilution varies with the product, but a typical ratio is eight ounces of cleaner per four gallons of water.

Step 3

Place your mop into the cleaning solution in the mop bucket. Slosh it up and down a few times to make sure that all of the strings get wet.

Step 4

Wring out the mop until it is wet but not saturated.

Step 5

Mop the floor in a ten-foot area, using a figure-eight movement. As the mop becomes dirty, flip it over to the clean side.

Step 6

Slosh the mop in the solution again, wring, and repeat. Wring again.

Step 7

Mop the next ten-foot area in the same manner as before. You should be changing the water in between areas as it becomes dirty. Repeat this step until you have finished the whole floor. Allow the floor to air-dry completely.