When it comes to cleaning floors, it does matter the kind of floor you have in your home though all sorts of the floor have to endure pressure from furniture, grime, and scuffs from shoes and all sorts of dust particles. Rooms like bathrooms and kitchens that are used a lot can do with some daily sweeping which will also reduce cleaning to a weekly task. Nowadays, people are not restricted to only one type of flooring, and different homes might have various kinds. Certain cleaning techniques cannot be used on certain types of floors because they will be damaged. Below are tips you can use on different types of flooring:
You should note that there are different kinds of wood flooring and each has its cleaning technique. Never allow any liquids to stand on wood floors because it will be absorbed which softens it and it will begin to warp. This means that when you are washing, it is best to do so by hand so that you can clean an area at a time and dry it. Cleaning professionals recommend the use of a mixture of warm water and apple cider vinegar to clean the floor. You should avoid using high heels and cleats on your wood floors to prevent dents and marks.
Some of the benefits of a carpeted floor are insulation, relatively economical, durable and provides a cushioned landing area in case of a fall. If there are children in the home, then the carpet will likely end up with stains. You can take out stains by using a carpet stain remover by squirting it on the affected area and clean with a terry cloth. Regular vacuuming and care are highly advisable to prevent build up of dirt and dust particles.
It is quite easy to clean, and you should start by vacuuming or sweeping the floor to get rid of any dust on the surface. You can then scrub with a soft sponge soaked in a mixture of a liquid detergent and water, to prevent scratching, and then rinse thoroughly. The trick to getting a shiny floor is to change the water once it gets cloudy because you do not want to leave traces of soap behind.
The floor can be maintained by regularly sweeping and vacuuming and when mopping, you can use a mixture of water and liquid dish detergent. With time, a linoleum floor will lose the glossy finish, but you can restore it by adding some wax or finish.
Sealing your floor means that the amount of work you have to do is reduced and since concrete is porous, it is bound to soak up stains very fast. You can use a mixture of cleaning floor agent and water and apply it with a sponge mop. You should apply some pressure on the areas that are heavily soiled. Rinse with cool clean water so that there are no streaks left behind.