Floor Cleaning Tips and Tricks - How to Clean Different Types of Floors

With this one, the answer really is under your feet! This is the holy grail for all floor types in your home – how to get them clean without any damage! Follow these floor cleaning tips to make your house look like a showroom (you might want to grab your SPh2ONGE microfibre cloth for this one)


Hardwood –

  • The first thing to do is determine how the wood is coated. If it is polyurethane, then running your finger over the surface won’t smudge it. If it is wax, the surface will smudge.
  • For coated floors, simply mix ¼ of a cup of soap in a bucket of water. Use your mop to wipe away any marks on the floor and then dry with a microfiber cloth.
  • For wax floors, stay away from water and stick to brushes and vacuum cleaners to avoid ruining the wax coating.


Laminate –

  • Here is some great news for you, laminate floor is hard to ruin!
  • It is recommended not to use water on laminate as it can damage the seal. This means that the best thing to do is to stick to dry mopping and vacuuming.


Linoleum –

  • All you need is a spray bottle, some water, and a splash of dish soap. Start in one corner with the spray bottle and a microfiber cloth to work away any marks or stains.
  • The floor should air dry quickly, if there is still soap residue go over with a clean, wet cloth


Vinyl –

  • If you have vinyl, you will know it’s pretty indestructible, which is great for cleaning!
  • Simply spray a mixture of water and white vinegar over the floor, leave for 20 minutes, and then rinse with a damp cloth and a splash of soap.


Stone –

  • Avoid any acidic chemicals on stone floor as it will react with the minerals in the stone and damage the floor
  • Try using a PH neutral cleaner that will stop breakdown of the stone.


Tiles –

  • This a great for cleaning bathroom floors as they tend to build up a layer of grime and scum.
  • All you need to do is mix one part warm water with one part vinegar and use a stiff brush to rub over the tiles.
  • Make sure not to be too harsh, otherwise you will scratch the tiles
  • Then simply rinse with a clean, damp cloth


Do you have any floor cleaning tips? Let us know below!

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