The flooring in and around your home will experience many years of dirty shoes, spilled drinks, and grime. There are many different types of flooring available for your home. Below, you will find ways to clean each type of flooring that will remove stains and protect its coating.
Hardwood floors can be found in virtually any of the rooms in your home. The best cleaner to use on hardwood floors is any type of oil-based cleaner made specifically for hardwood. Hardwood needs gentle cleaners that won’t ruin the stain. Keeping your hardwood floors clean will require daily sweeping, monthly cleaning with an oil-based product, and area rugs to protect the surface.
Tile flooring is most commonly found in rooms where water is abundant, such as bathrooms and kitchens. For homeowners who simply enjoy the aesthetic of tile flooring, it can be added to bedrooms and living rooms as well. A simple all-purpose cleaner is the best way to clean ceramic tile flooring. To remove stains from pores in the grout, use a paste made from water and baking soda. Scrub the grout with this paste and leave it to sit overnight before washing it off. Applying a silicone-based sealant to the grout will prevent future stains.
Concrete or stone flooring is a very sturdy flooring that’s used mostly in garages and basements. Since concrete and stone are both porous materials, they will absorb substances such as oil, liquid spills, and mildew. A power washer will lift stains from concrete and stone easily. Don’t neglect your garage flooring — remember to apply a layer of concrete sealant to it. This will protect your concrete floor from stains and help keep it clean.
Laminate flooring can be installed in any room of your home where you deem it appropriate. Because it is more delicate than other types of flooring, be sure to use special protectors under heavy furniture. This type of flooring is best cleaned using a mop made of soft terry cloth or microfiber cloth. A special cleaning agent made specifically for laminate flooring is best. To prevent denting, do not vacuum your laminate flooring. Area rugs can be used to help keep the floor clean longer.
Your floors can sometimes be exposed to bacteria and germs. This requires a deep cleaning from a powerful antibacterial chemical, usually something with bleach or ammonia (though, not together). And if you think the job might be too much for your busy lifestyle, try leaving your floors to our cleaning services, where we will leave them squeaky clean.