Cleaning Broken Glass from a Tile Floor

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated October 3, 2016)

CRASH!!! "Mommmmm! The dog ran into me, and I dropped the plates!" How many times has this happened to you? How many times have you heard that dreaded sound and found that your favorite plate, glass, or even windows have been broken through some accident, and you now have glass all over the floor? Well, here is the best way for you to clean up those glass shards in a quick and easy manner, without getting hurt at all.

  1. Vacuum. Begin cleaning your broken glass by using a vacuum cleaner. Yes you may be cleaning broken glass from tile flooring, but a vacuum cleaner will still be an immense help to you. Start vacuuming the broken pieces of glass from the outside of the mess in. Be sure that you use the hose attachment since it will help reduce the chance of any glass dust becoming airborne.
  2. Sweep. Before you begin sweeping up the pieces of glass you need to put on some type of protective hand gear. The best kind of protective hand gear to use is latex gloves. If you don't have any lying around your home, you can pick some up at your local drugstore relatively cheaply. Use a regular broom to sweep the pieces of glass into a pile and use the dust pan to transfer the pile into a garbage can.
  3. Wipe. Use a damp paper towel and wipe up the "dust" that's left over. This damp paper towel will allow you to get a majority of those smaller, nearly invisible pieces of glass that are so hard to pick up. The best part of using a paper towel to do this is that when you are finished wiping the area you can simply throw the towel away.

Repeat steps two and three as needed until you have completely cleaned up the pieces of glass. Once finished, you are done cleaning the broken glass from your floor. The only thing left for you to do is to try teaching the family member who broke the glass to be a little more careful in the future. (Have fun.)

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