We've lived in this condo for almost two years now and I've only taken a rag to the floors a handful of times. Yes, a rag, on my hands and knees. Believe it or not, this is easier on my body than using a mop, which kills my back. Maybe that's why I only do it when my floor disgusts me. Anyway, the tile in this condo is grey slate, and not smooth. Dirt and dog hair are decently masked, but crumbs and baby powder and leaves from outside are another story. This tile is a major pain to clean.
|My slate floor is kind of a jerk.|
Jamie and I had finally had it with this floor and he resorted to Google to find the ideal way to maintain our tile. He came home from Home Depot with a micro fiber dust mop for grabbing all those li'l crummies and hair, a regular mop and bucket, a scrub brush (though that's for the carpets, a whole different story!), and some Rejuvinate Bio-Enzymatic Tile and Grout Cleaner.
This cleaning spray reads as miraculous. Basically, you spray it all over your tile and wipe it around to spread it evenly with a mop or a rag. (I used our new mop, duh.) Then you let it dry.
Okay, so you let it dry then you wipe it off with a mop and clean water.
Apparently, these super enzymes sit and clean and clean, then you wipe away what they've lifted off your floor. But see, when you wipe them away, it reactivates the enzymes leftover on the floor to keep cleaning. As a bonus, it supposedly "lightens and brightens" your grout with every use. It sounds just too easy; spray, wipe, dry, wipe, tada! (I guess that doesn't differ too much from cleaning floors the old fashioned way, but it sure seems easier to me.)
I can't quite tell you if this really is a miracle product, yet. I've just applied it to the kitchen and the guest bathroom and am currently letting it dry. I guess I'll have to keep you posted.
Now we just need to figure out how to get the stains out of the carpet from the other day when Chuck decided to hurk all over the dining room...