How to Clean a Floor to Keep it Safe

About the Author: Claudius Nan

It’s the first thing we get asked after an anti-slip treatment, “How do we keep it clean?”

This is a great question! Not only because keeping it clean is important, but because it will prolong the lifespan of the treatment! No matter how great an anti-slip treatment is, if there is a ton of grease on the floor, it will get slippery again.

This article assumes that your floors are treated with our anti-slip treatments! But the cleaning process described here is universal and should be implemented whether you’ve treated your floors or not.

Most restaurants and businesses have their hired workers clean their floors at the end of the day when everyone is tired and ready to go home. The cleaning usually means that someone takes a dirty mop with some water, that they may or may not have changed out since the previous cleaning, and adds some sort of generic floor cleaner and mops the entire area as fast as they can to finish and go home.

The mentality then becomes, if my mop touches an area and it appears wet, then it’s most likely clean.

In reality, all they are doing is taking grease from heavy saturated areas and spreading it evenly across the entire area.

Don’t do this!

Let me repeat this again… to make sure you understand.


These are Three Steps to properly clean and degrease your floors.

Step1: Sweep the Floor

This may seem like a no-brainer to many, but you’d be surprised how many people skip this important step. Before you can throw down any degreaser, it is very important to sweep and/or vacuum the floor to remove all debris.

Step2: Use a strong Degreaser and Anti-Slip Cleaner

We always suggest using our ReBoost Cleaner after our tile treatments in order to keep your floors as clean as possible. But washing down the floor with this product is simply not enough.

Take the product and dilute it according to the directions on the bottle, mop down the liquid on your floor and let it sit for about 5-7 minutes. You need to let the degreaser do what it was intended to do, which is to breakdown the grease and make it easier to remove!

Then take a stiff bristle brush, and scrub the floor! Please do not skip this part! You must agitate the floor with the brush!

Step3: Clean Up

Using a wet-vacuum, suck up all the liquid off the floor until it is dry. Rinse the floor with a bucket of clean hot water. Make sure your water is clean. Do not use the same dirty water for an entire restaurant. Change your water frequently for best results!

Does your floor still feel like it has a little bit of grease? Repeat the process! Keep repeating until you removed all grease.

The first time you do this process might be the most difficult due to a possible buildup of grease. Afterwards, this process should be a lot easier and faster if it is done frequently.

A restaurant floor should be doing this every single day in order to keep the floors as safe as possible.

For non-stone floors, we recommend that you finish off the process of degreasing the floor with an application of our anti-slip ReBoost Plus conditioner. Simply mop this product onto your floor and let it dry. It will keep your floor slip resistant!

Training Available

If you’d like to have your employees properly trained on degreasing a floor, give us a call to schedule a training!