The good thing about having asphalt tiles in a room is that it will not show signs of footprints or furniture marks. While this floor is tough and durable, it can still sustain damage from grease, abrasive scouring, strong soaps and oil solvents, such as turpentine and gasoline. If you want to clean your asphalt tile floor, here is how you should go about it:
- Make sure you mop the floor on a weekly basis. This will prevent dirt to build-up and you will not have to wash or polish the floor very frequently.
- Use a cleaner during mopping. This cleaner should be able to withstand mopping. You can always use a cup of fabric softener in half a bucket of water to give the floor a sheen.
- Do not use too much water, as it will leach into the joints of the tiles and this will loosen them. The mop should be damp and not dripping wet.
- If you notice heel marks on your asphalt tiles, use fine grade steel wool to get rid of them. Dip the steel wool into liquid floor wax and gently rub on the marks. Then wipe the polished area with a damp cloth.