Road Salt on Commercial Building Ceramic Tile Floor - Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of Old 02-23-2010, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2
Road Salt on Commercial Building Ceramic Tile Floor

I have a ceramic tile floor in my building and the maintenance people are puting down large quanities of salt to combat snow and ice. The floor has become dull and dingy looking. Mopping has little effect on appearance. Any suggestions on getting my floors together.
THE CLEANER is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of Old 02-24-2010, 06:31 AM
J4K
Senior Member
 
J4K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 263
You may have to scrub and wet vacuum it to get it back to good shape. You can also use a neutralizer for daily mopping. We use this on some floors that have large salt deposits and it works well.
This is what we use: http://j4ksupply.net/cleaningsupplie...products_id=42
J4K is offline  
post #3 of Old 02-24-2010, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2
Road Salt

Thanks J4K, I did some more research and found out that because salt was a alkaline I could use a mild acidic solution vineagar to neutralize it from doing any further damage. It seems to have worked. I just hope the shine will come back. Maintenance has agreed to try something different in the future.
I use a neutral floor cleaner tat my company supplies and frankly it is garbage. My hands are tied when it comes to my supplies, however Iwill make the suggestion you offered,
Thanks
THE CLEANER is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of Old 02-24-2010, 12:10 PM
J4K
Senior Member
 
J4K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 263
Good luck
J4K is offline  
post #5 of Old 02-28-2010, 10:43 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6
I don't believe the alkaline nature of the salt is doing any "damage" at all to your floor. It is simply residue. To remove the residue use an acid based cleaner like This Old Grout Easy Etch, Viper Renew, Prochem makes one also. These cleaners are buffered as to not etch the grout too much. The trick is to extract the water as opposed to mopping it up. Use a vet vac as mentioned above. With a mop you are picking some up while just redepositing the rest and when it dries, you have residue. After tou are done, go back over with an alkaline cleaner to neutralize any acid cleaner left.

Good Luck
TileCareInc is offline  
post #6 of Old 03-09-2010, 10:57 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3
In case of salt issues ..first preference should go to clean the floor with plenty of pure water. Then after you can go for other items.
alexgw is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cleaning Talk - Professional Cleaning and Restoration Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Large Commercial Floor Maintenance. TheAllCleanTeam Floor Care 7 05-27-2015 02:05 PM
Slippery Ceramic Tile wbell Tile and Grout Cleaning 4 09-22-2009 10:42 PM
Commercial Building bid wbell Commercial Cleaning 15 11-15-2008 04:14 PM
Ceramic floor tile, white grout nwislandgramma Tile and Grout Cleaning 6 09-21-2008 06:55 PM
Commercial Floor Maintenance TheAllCleanTeam Commercial Cleaning 9 08-13-2008 06:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome