Floorings are an important part of every house or building. Depending on your preference, there are different types of floorings that you can use such as wood and a variety of floor tiles. But regardless what type of flooring you use, its regular cleaning and maintenance is important if you want it to last long and keep it looking neat and beautiful. It can also help you save a lot of money on floor repairs and replacements.
Different Types of Floors and How to Clean Them
- Brick/Stone Tiles – Combine 1 gallon of lukewarm water with 1 cup of white vinegar. Using a mop, scrub brush or towel soaked in the vinegar solution; mop the tiles gently making sure that all areas are covered. Rinse the tiles with clean water then wipe with a towel to remove excess water.
- Porcelain Tiles – Moisten a cloth with water and sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on it. Scrub the cloth on your porcelain tiles and rinse with clean water and dry with a towel afterwards. For hard-to-remove stains, use a vinegar solution to scrub it off.
- Natural Sandstone Tiles – Prepare 1 gallon of warm water in a bucket then add 1 tbsp. of dish soap. Dampen a cloth or sponge in the solution and wipe clean your sandstone tiles. Rinse the floor with clean water using a clean sponge then dry it with a towel.
- Marble Tiles – Prepare a bucket of hot water with 1 cup of dish soap. Using a sponge or cloth soaked in the solution, gently scrub your marble tiles without leaving any scratches or marks.
- Wood Tiles – Prepare 1 gallon of warm or hot water in a bucket then add 2 tbsp. of vinegar. Dampen a sponge and soft cloth with the solution and wipe gently on your wood tiles. Rinse with clean water afterwards and wipe with a towel to clean.
In a bucket, combine 1 gallon of hot water mixed with 2 tbsp. of oil soap or liquid dishwashing soap. You may also add a few drops of essential oil for a nice scent. Moisten a sponge or soft cloth in your solution and wipe gently on your laminated floor. When you are done, prepare a clean sponge or cloth and soak in clean water to rinse. Wipe the floor dry with a towel.
Pavers are used for outdoor flooring such as driveways, walkways and patios. The first thing you should do is to pull any weeds or grasses that grow between the pavers. Sweep it clean to remove any dust, dirt or debris, this way you can easily see if there are any stains on your pavers.
To remove ordinary stains, scrub it using a stiff-bristled brush with a water and dishwashing soap solution. For oils stains, just sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on top.
All the above floor cleaning tips use natural floor cleaners so you can be assured that these floor cleaners are safe to use and not harmful to your health or the environment.