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Want Clean and Sparkly Flooring? Try These Cleaning Tips

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Are you one of those homeowners who don’t feel satisfied with your floor cleaning results even after spending hours on it? This is quite a common issue with every household. Any kind of spill on the floor not only makes the floor dirty but also slippery. In addition, the accumulation of dust and dirt makes the floor a breeding ground for dust mites. This is why it is strongly recommended to clean the floor regularly. But not everyone is lucky enough to do it in a proper way.

As there are different types of floors made up of different materials, choosing the wrong cleaning approach may damage the finish of your flooring. Therefore, it becomes necessary to be wary of a proper cleaning method given a specific floor type. So, here are some proven clean tips to get clean and sparkly flooring.

1)      Laminate Flooring

When it comes to cleaning laminate flooring, you need to be a bit cautious. It is recommended to first sweep and then mop the floor regularly to get rid of dirt and grime. You can even use of commercial floor care product that is especially meant to clean laminate flooring.

Before using the cleaning product, do read the product manual to understand the right application of the cleaning agent. Do not use steam cleaners or liquid cleaning agents on laminate flooring as they tend to make the situation worse. Moreover, avoid using any kind of scrubber on the laminate as it scratches the surface badly.

2)       Hardwood Flooring

Waxes and Non-waxed are two common types of hardwood flooring. To check your flooring type, run a finger across the surface. If a smudge appears, it is likely to be waxed.

To clean non-waxed flooring, mix 3-4 cups of water with 1 cup of white vinegar and put the solution in a spray bottle. Spray whenever required and clean the surface with a flat head mop. Don’t forget to move the mop with the grain and use the minimum quantity of solution. To keep your hardwood flooring in excellent condition, wipe the dirt or spills as quickly as you can. You can try various cleaning products for your timber flooring that are easily available in the market.

3)       Marble Flooring

Though it is a natural stone, marble needs careful handling and care to stay in perfect condition. Always use a good quality floor cleaner to clean your marble floor, particularly the one that contains disinfectants.

If you want to keep your marble floors appear untouched, remove the stains as soon as you find them. Blot with tissue papers and then mop the surface with water. This would keep the stain from making any mark on the surface. However, to get rid of a tough stain, mix ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of water and prepare a thick paste. Apply the paste on the affected area with a soft-bristled brush. Put a cling film on the area and wait for 5-6 hours. Then soften the stain with water and firmly scrub with your fingers to eliminate it. Then wipe it with plain water.

4)      Vitrified Flooring

When it comes to cleaning vitrified flooring, it is recommended to mop the surface on alternate days. Sweep your floor to eliminate dust particles. Another option isto take ½ bucket of warm water and mop the surface with it. For detailed cleaning, mix ½ cup of white vinegar in warm water and mop the floor. As white vinegar is considered mild, it can also be used. This would make your floor look glossy again. To lessen the chances of dirt marks, don’t walk on the floor right after the mop.

5)      Vinyl Flooring

To clean a vinyl floor, you need a special cleaning solution. Take 4-5 cups of warm water, 3-4 drops of dishwashing liquid, and 1/4th cup of vinegar. Now pour the cleaning mixture into a spray bottle. Apply the spray on small areas of the floor and smear it off using a moist microfiber fabric. Don’t forget to clean the surface thoroughly at least once a week. You can use a steamer to do this type of cleaning. The vapors from the steam would lose the dirt accumulated in the grout. Otherwise, you can also do a hot shower in the bathroom for few minutes. Always soak the water completely to keep it from making its way to the cracks or edges.

Conclusion

By following the above given cleaning tips, you can ensure thorough and quick cleaning of your floor. No matter what type of flooring you have, you can give it a clean and refreshing look without causing damage to this inherent element of your property.

For any sort of flooring option, you may contact the expert at Prime Floors. For better information, or to know more about the flooring options, visit our website today.


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