How to Clean a Granite Floor

By Mary Smith. Updated: May 31, 2018
How to Clean a Granite Floor

Granite is a very delicate material that must be cleaned carefully to make sure it lasts for a long time. To achieve a granite floor that looks like new, you must keep it in good condition, following specific guidelines as far as cleanliness is concerned.

On OneHowTo we have some easy instructions so you know how to clean a granite floor and get you get your home to look clean and beautiful.

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Steps to follow:

To know how to clean a granite floor, the first thing you need to do is clean the floor with a vacuum cleaner or a broom to get rid of all the impurities, dust and lint that may have accumulated. Make sure they are completely eliminated.

How to Clean a Granite Floor - Step 1

When the floor is completely free of dust and lint, you should mop the floor. To do so, mix in a bucket some water with a little neutral wheal and, with the help of a mop, run the well over the floor mop to remove all traces of water. The mop in this case will make the granite floor even brighter.


To know how to clean a granite floor bear in mind that corrosive cleaning products can damage the stone and make it look worn and dull. Thus all products containing bleach, acidic paint, ammonia or any other corrosive element should not be used on your granite floor when cleaning.

How to Clean a Granite Floor - Step 3

Another important factor you should know is that granite is a material that stains very easily. Therefore, the moment in which you drop some material that can stain the stone (coffee, food, wine, beer, etc.), you should immediately clean the floor to prevent a stain from developing.


OneHowTo advises you to make your own soap with a neutral pH simply by mixing one part water with one part alcohol. That way you'll have your own special soap created by you.


In case you do not you dare to clean the granite floor, there is always the possibility of using a specialised cleaning product for granite (available at all good retailers) or call for professional cleaning of this type of material.


If you are thinking of putting granite in your kitchen, in this article we show you how to choose granite for your kitchen.

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