Mick asked: My non-slip bathroom flooring is discolored and stained. It looks grubby. I’ve tried the usual cleaners, but it still remains. It is a sealed vinyl type waterproof surrounding my walk-in shower and toilet. It’s white with little colored bumps in it that provide the traction. Can you help please?
Non-slip flooring increases the safety of any room. Commonly found in high traffic areas of kitchens and bathrooms, they can quickly build up with dirt and grime. The texture of these floors may seem hard to clean, but the build-up can be removed. Get ready to put forth some effort and spend a little time restoring your floors to their original beauty. If you want to avoid the elbow grease, this is a great task to offer a couple neighborhood kids looking for a one-time job.
You Will Need:
- Washing powder
- Soft brush (a scrub mop can work) or sponge
Steps to Clean the Floor:
- Begin by filling the bucket with warm water.
- Sprinkle a small amount of washing powder on to the surface of the floor.
- Moisten the brush or sponge with the warm water. It is often better to use a scrub brush as the non-slip flooring can cause the sponge to break apart. If uwing a sponge, use the more sturdy scrubbing side.
- Working in small sections, scrub the surface with the brush until all of the dirt and grime is removed.
- Rinse the sponge or brush periodically to avoid reapplying the loosened dirt.
- When the area is clean, rinse thoroughly with clean water.
- Allow the floor to dry completely.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Steam cleaners are also effective at removing dirt build-up from these textured floors.
- Once the floor is clean, maintain it by mopping the area thoroughly weekly. This will help prevent build up.
- Choosing the right mop is important when mopping textured floors. Sponge mops will likely disintegrate on the floor. Using a rag mop (or similar), that is soaked with water will help to keep the mop from sticking. Mop lightly over the area and scrub tough areas with a sponge or scrub brush by hand. Dry the area with a towel to keep the dirt in the water from resettling into the grooves of the floor.