Tips for Cleaning Hardwood, Tiled, and Rubber Floors
Did you know that the U.S. floor cleaning industry is worth $4 billion in revenue each year? It’s not surprising, really, considering the various things that get dumped on American floors.
There are many reasons why people might avoid their housework. As Ruby Lou Barnhill once said, “A bright person can always think of something better to do than housework.” That’s one rotten thing about floors: no matter how often you clean them, the work is like a revolving door: they always get dirty again.
Sometimes, it’s a good idea to know tricks of the trade for floor cleaning so that if and when you encounter a messy spill or stain, you’ll know what to do. Here are three tips you should keep in mind.
1. Cleaning a Hardwood Floor
Every week, you should be vacuuming or sweeping your floor. Dirt and other debris can scratch your floor’s surface when left continually — this will cause your floor to become dull looking over time. Use a vacuum that doesn’t scratch the surface of your floor. Every few weeks it will become necessary to do a deeper cleaning with a sponge or rag mop in order to get rid of grime and oil buildup. Only use a wood-cleaning product, and wipe up any excess water.
2. How to Clean Tiled Floors
Have your tiles started to look less than fresh? You might need to clean them in order to remove soapy residue buildup. This happens frequently with bathroom tiles, and you can be surprised at what a clean scrub can do. Use a non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner, or even consider using a very mild acid on ceramic tiles. It’s also important to clean grout. The best way to do this is to leave a mix of baking soda and water on it overnight, then scrub it off with a nylon brush in the morning.
3. Cleaning Rubber Floor Mats
Do you know how to clean a rubber floor? It’s not always as easy as you think, as many people with workout areas have found. And rubber, like wood, can get scratched over time by dirt and debris that builds up on its surface. It’s a good idea to sweep once a week in order to keep the easy-to-remove dust off the surface. Rubber floor cleaning products should be used for mopping so that you don’t permanently damage the rubber surface.
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