Cleaning greasy floor

(11 Posts)
WipsGlitter Tue 22-Jan-13 22:16:43

I need to give the kitchen floor a good scrub, but its still leaving a greasy film (stone tiles). Any suggestions for a cleaning product or method?

Viewofthehills Tue 22-Jan-13 22:26:18

Steam cleaner.
Once it's really clean, possibly try slate oil if it's suitable for your tiles. Stops them getting stained again.

WipsGlitter Tue 22-Jan-13 22:32:30

I really want a steam cleaner (and have just got a tax rebate!!) but I want to lift the grease off do you think it will work?

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 22-Jan-13 22:48:02

Dry the floor with an old towel.

If you have a cleaner that is specific for kitchens - Cillit Bang is a really good one - spray that on the floor and mop with plain water. This will cut the grease. But drying it with a towel will really help prevent any film deposits.

WipsGlitter Tue 22-Jan-13 22:52:34

I tried the cillit bang liquid and though it made it worse! Will try the spray. !

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 22-Jan-13 23:27:58

If it made it worse, then don't try it. Unless it's an entirely different product. The stuff I'm talking about is specifically for grease in kitchens. But, it may be slippery and need to be really rinsed off, and then dried off. A basic Flash floor/general purpose product ought to work. But rinse with hot water and towel dry to be sure.

PolterGoose Wed 23-Jan-13 09:21:42

I've got both slate sealed with a breathable matt sealer and old unsealed quarry tiles, I use Method's floor squirt and wipe stuff. It cleans well and doesn't leave a residue or lift the sealer.

Viewofthehills Wed 23-Jan-13 17:14:07

I am so pleased with my steam cleaner. It cleaned my tiles in ten minutes, whereas i have previously spent hours on my knees with a toothbrush and bleach with no discernible improvement. Have you got a friend with one you could try at no cost?

valiumredhead Thu 24-Jan-13 12:49:27

A drop of fairy liquid and a drop of dishwasher rinse in hot water and wipe with a towel after. Is your mop clean before you start?

twentythirteen Thu 24-Jan-13 12:51:30

I swear by ecover lemon cleaner, it tackles bathtub much instantly!

Mockingcurl Thu 24-Jan-13 13:34:04

A squirt of washing up liquid and a sploosh of soda crystals. Works a treat.

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