It seems like everyone wants to know the best method for cleaning floors. Part of it because floors are usually attracting dirt, grime and debris and people need an effective and fast way to maintain them daily without investing too much time and energy. On the other hand, hard floors like stone, wood and tiles are a pretty serious investment and as we already know – maintaining them correctly will extend their life and protect their condition, solidness and look from possible issues and problems.
Everyone loves a clean floor, but how is a constantly clean floor achieved without too much of time- and energy-consuming routines? First of all, how frequent you are going to clean your hard floor depends on your individual situation. While some families can allow themselves to pay attention to the floor about two times a week, for big families with young children and pets, hard floor cleaning is required daily. Overall, dirty and dusty floors are often a serious reason for the unhealthy indoor environment, because they are attracting dust, dirt and debris along with bacteria and allergens. The often you take care of your floor the healthier and safer your place will be. Before starting with the more in-depth and thorough cleaning, you have to make sure you vacuum to get rid of crumbs and dirt. If you have pets or a lot of dust, you may want to follow up with a quick sweep using a microfiber floor duster.
When it comes to cleaning hardwood floors, there are a few things you have to be aware of. Before you start, you have to be sure that your floor is sealed, otherwise, you take the risk of leaving permanent damages and scratches on the bare wood. Floors with old and worn finish have to be also handled with caution. How to clean your hardwood floors mainly depends on the type of its finish. The steam mop is not recommended for cleaning solid wood floors, otherwise, the steam may make the wood “move” and swell. Instead, use a microfiber mop that is clean and damp. Excess water has to be removed immediately. Use cleaning products with neutral, or close to neutral pH.
For unfinished and bamboo floors the best approach is to use a barely damp microfiber mop pad. Usage of cleaning products is not recommended. People often are disappointed with the fact that specially designed for laminate cleaners leave a sticky residue after the floors dry. Instead of using those products that can also contain dangerous and even toxic ingredients and put your health on risk, use some simple homemade laminate cleaning receipts that are very effective and provide you with impressive final results. For example, you can mix white vinegar and rubbing alcohol with water - they clean effectively and add a sanitising component. Keeping grout in between tiles clean is actually not that easy, because it doesn’t take to look for it to show dirt and wear. A great method for cleaning tiles and grout to perfection is by mixing cream of tartar and water and scrub away the grout with the paste and a toothbrush. Interested in more helpful house cleaning ideas? In need of professional carpet cleaning advices? Then keep an eye for a new article on our blog every week!
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