Dirt from the roads gathers on toes and get followed into your home many times a day. The shoes& heels marks, food spills, and little dumps of daily activity amass with frightening rate. When it comes to cleaning the floors, various kinds of floors are made up of different materials and so have different cleaning necessities. The cleaning process that works for one floor may not work for the other. And to protect your floors from getting harmed, know what’s best to clean these floor-types.
Tips for Asphalt Tile Floors
These tiles won’t immerse the prints of your old furniture when you renovate your living room with a new set of furniture. But oil, grease, strong cleaning chemicals, and even scrubbing can damage its surface. If you damp-mop asphalt floor every four days, that will be enough to keep them clean. Use a cleaner specifically who is made for damn mopping and is mild. A strong cleaner may harm your asphalt tiles. Don’t surge your floor with water, too much water may drain under the tile affecting its bonds. Polish your asphalt floor as regularly as needed if you let greasy dirt to pile up. For tough heel marks, dip soft quality steel wool in liquid floor wax and give it a soft rub.
Tips for Ceramic Tile Floors
Waxed and polished ceramic tiles are basically stain proof. Its shiny surface makes it hard for dirt to stick around. But lusterless ceramic tiles are absorbent and penetrable to dust and dirt. A matte ceramic tile floor must be given a finishing touch with the help of a commercially available sealer and a water-based wax. Never clean your shiny ceramic tiles with strong cleaning acids or soaps; they will scratch the polished surface of your floor. Similarly, using concentrated cleaners will seep into your unpolished tiles and weaken them. All-purpose cleaner is the best choice to clean your ceramic tiles as it is mild on the surface of the tiles. Always dry-mop these tiles with an all-purpose cleaner and dry the floor with a smooth fabric to avoid watermarks. Use car wax to shine your ceramic floors and counters, gently rub it throughout the floor. Remove the piled up wax on your unpolished ceramic floor once in a year, rewax it and wash with water after setting the stripper.
Tips for Linoleum Floors
Linoleum is produced using wood fiber, limestone, cork dust, resin, and linseed oil, which is finally colored with mineral pigments. As cork dust is one of the main components, consider this flexible flooring as a cork floor and hence, carry out the cleaning in the same accord. To sparkle and resist pedestrian activity, linoleum floors need to be waxed. When it is waxed, linoleum floors require constant maintenance of vacuum cleaning and a periodic wipe with a moist microfiber mop. Add a little amount of vinegar in the mop water to bring shine to your floors, it can help you can postpone rewaxing until it’s extremely crucial. Use fine-grade steel wool and liquid floor wax to expel heel marks from the floor. Avoid solvent-based cleaners, they can damage linoleum.
Tips for Hardwood Floors
Seeing a glinting wood floor addresses us of excitement, great living, and richness on someone’s part. Hardwood floors require a lot of cleaning efforts. But if you take care of it regularly it and follow our cleaning advice it won’t be that hard. First of all, water should be avoided to clean hardwood floors until it varnished with polyurethane. Always clean it with damp-mope, polish periodically with a wax applicator after vacuuming the dust completely. Even after damp-mopping, wipe the floor with a dry cloth.
Tips for Vinyl Floors
Vinyl floors are super easy to maintain until they are not waxed. You can use a dishwasher and a sponge to wash off spills. All-purpose cleaner is the best option to wash your floor thoroughly. Scrub-off footprints and heel marks using a manufactured scouring pad. And here’s a home-made cleaner for your vinyl floors, mix 1/4 vinegar with 3/4 hot water in a spray bottle, add two drops of dishwashing liquid spray and clean with a damp microfiber mop.
Tips for Marble Floors
Marbles are used for various house decorations; they come in use for flooring, decorating bathroom walls, and even countertops in kitchens. The versatile colors, shapes & size and polished and unpolished makes it a choice of many. The use of lacquer or varnish to seal marbles is unnecessary as it peels off quickly. Use an all-purpose cleaner or you can use a cup of fabric softener in hot water to mop your floor. Use the polishing liquid to give a shiny finish to your marble floor.