How to Clean Broken Glass on a Tile Floor

Glass, is an amorphous solid material which is typically brittle and transparent. The most familiar use of glass across the world is in the manufacturing of windows and kitchenware, especially drinking vessels. While it can be moulded into beautiful shapes and comes in a variety of types, it is very fragile and breaks easily. Broken glass can have dangerously sharp edges and can give you severe cuts if you tread carelessly. If you happen to drop a glass or have one shattered over your floor, you should clean it up as soon as possible.

Things Required:

– Broom
– hard-soled Shoes
– Thick rubber Gloves
– Paper towel
– Water
– Dustpan

Instructions

  • 1

    Lock kids and pets outside

    Stepping on a broken piece of glass can badly injure you or your family members, so remove kids and pets from the area where the glass broke. The smaller shards can be hard to see, so it is advisable that no one walks around that area.

  • 2

    Prepare yourself for the mission

    Put on durable safety gloves and hard-soled shoes before stepping on the tile floor with broken glass pieces. Never walk barefooted in the affected area.

  • 3

    Pick up larger pieces

    Start by picking up the big and easily visible pieces of broken glass with hands and place them in the trash bag. Ensure that your trash bag is durable and will not be cut by the shards.

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    Sweep the smaller pieces using a broom

    Take a broom and sweep the visible but small pieces of broken glass. Pick them up using a dustpan. After sweeping the tile floor properly, you should have removed most of the broken glass pieces, but not all of them. There may still be extremely small and invisible pieces of broken glass present on the floor.

  • 5

    Finish with a wet paper towel

    Use a paper towel to wipe up the small shards from the floor. Dampen the paper towel before pressing it onto the tile floor, just like you press a stamp onto a stamp pad. The smaller, nearly invisible pieces of glass that are so hard to pick up will stick to the paper towel. Once you are done, dispose off the paper towel properly.

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