Cleaning recommendations for wood, VCT, concrete, tile and stone floors


Here is our suggested method and materials for properly maintaining your “hard surface” floors

Using this system you’ll never smear dirty mop water around or leave a soil attracting film behind. Penetrative sealers used on grout and stone will last much longer as well.

 First you’ll need to pick up a gallon of Lemon Clean. It’s a very low cost, neutral pH and rinse free product. Used properly it will leave no residue, it will not deplete penetrative sealers used on stone and grout and for $9.98 you’ll get 144 ready to use gallons of solution!!


Lemon Clean or a similar product is available  at Coast Paper Supply in Santa Cruz or Mid Valley Supply in Watsonville or at Tahoe Supply in Carson City, Incline or Sparks. Most janitorial supply shops will have their own house brand version of this product, just ask for a “Neutral pH, hard floor, rinse free” solution

 8e262113-8a36-4077-93a4-0f166b7c1b1c_400Next, then while you’re out, stop by Home Depot and pick up a Rubbermaid Flat Micro Fiber mop and some spare mop heads. You’ll need a bucket or utility sink to dip your clean mop heads into to disperse the Lemon Clean. Start at the far end of the room and work your way out, Check the mop head often and when it starts to show soil, toss it into your washing machine and replace with a clean head. You should be able to clean 50 to 200 feet before needing to swap out depending on soil level. But as many heads as you’ll need to clean your floor with out having to wash the mops. For example, if you have 1000 square feet to clean , purchase ten heads.

You’ll be very pleased with how quick and easy it is to clean all your hard surfaces , and you’ll be amazed at how much longer your floors stay cleaned compared to any other method.

You can also buy the mop and heads online, look here for more information


 Lemon Clean is great for Granite counter tops and all shower stalls too!

51 Josephine Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

phone: (831)423-3350



Mid Valley Supply

220 Airport Boulevard
Freedom, CA 95019

PH: 800-272-2221


Tahoe Supply

3315 Research Way, Carson City, Nevada 89706
Phone: 775.883.5588 Fax: 775.883.1991


872 Oriole Way, Incline Village, Nevada 89450
Phone: 775.831.6395 Fax: 775.831.0815


2205 Glendale Ave, Suite 123, Sparks, Nevada 89431
Phone: 775.355.9933 Fax: 775.355.9931


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