Tag: floor cleaning
Laminate flooring is great! You get the look and feel of hard wood, tile or any other flooring without the price tag, and they are very easy to clean. This blog will lay out all the best practices for how to clean laminate flooring!
For daily cleaning of your laminate flooring, you only need a fiber dust mop (a Swiffer or any similar brand) to remove dust, dirt or food particles. Vacuums with soft bristle brush attachments are safe for laminate flooring and are great at removing tough residue like pet or human hair.
Tip: When sweeping or vacuuming your laminate flooring, make sure to clean in the direction that the laminate floor has been laid. If you clean against the grain of your laminate, dust and dirt can become trapped in the grooves of your flooring.
Once a month, it is imperative to deep clean your laminate flooring. A mop, hot water and few squirts of a mild dish washing detergent should do the trick. Always wring your mop out before cleaning your laminate flooring. After cleaning, remove excess water from your laminate flooring by wiping with a clean, white towel. Allowing puddles of any liquid to remain on your laminate flooring could cause them to warp and possibly discount your warranty.
What Not to Do:
Never use bleach, abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on your laminate flooring. Cleaning products that promote shine often contain chemicals that can be harmful and scouring pads or steel wool can severely scratch your laminate flooring. It is important to remember that while your laminate flooring looks like hardwood flooring, it is not made of the same materials. You should never wax or polish your laminate flooring.
Frugal Secret: Vinegar!
Mop your laminate flooring once every few months with a solution of 1/3 cup of vinegar and 2 small drops of a mild dish washing detergent diluted in one gallon of hot water. This mixture is great for keeping your laminate flooring shiny without buying expensive cleaners!
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The Holidays bring friends and family pouring into your home. You love the company but you don’t love the havoc they can wreak on your flooring. You’ve got enough to stress about so let us share with you the 5 things you should have on hand to keep your floors sparkling this Christmas.
1. Festive Rugs. These lovely little mats can double as both décor and a floor saver. Placing rugs outside your entryway will prevent dust and dirt from being tracked inside your home.
2. Cleaning Supplies. Spills happen- especially when your home is filled with guests. Keep cleaning supplies like white clothes and mild non-bleaching detergent to quickly blot up spills from red wine, chocolate and more.
Ceramic tile flooring is made from clay and sand and is fired at high temperatures to give this beautiful floor covering its superior strength, hardness and durability. Ceramic tile flooring comes in a variety of glazes: rustic, polished, shiny and many more.
When talking about cleaning ceramic tiles floors, we talk a lot about grout. Grout is a construction material used to the seal joints between each tile and hold the tile securely in place. Grout comes in a wide variety of colors to accent your tile. Darker colors tend to not show dirt or stains as easily as lighter colors.
Independence Day is just around the corner and that means that guests will soon be filling your home and backyard. We want you to spend less time cleaning and preparing and more time enjoying your guests this holiday! So we’ve compiled a collection of simple tips to prep your home for summer guests.
During the winter we tend to hibernate in front of the TV. But for summer, it’s time to change up your seating plan! Scoot the chairs back and move the couch to create an open space for guests to mingle. Add splash of summer to the living room by tossing colorful throw pillows on the furniture.