When we clean the floor, we eliminate germs, minimize the odors and the house brings back its fresh and cozy appearance. Here we offer you a useful guide on how to clean floors of all kinds, such as vinyl, marble, porcelain and ceramics. Each of these types of floors corresponds to its own cleaning product. Don’t forget to be careful in case of combining cleaning products.
Before cleaning any surface, sweep first to remove the dust.
A solution based on water and dish detergent is very suitable for cleaning vinyl floors.
Tiles, porcelain and other types of floors require special cleaning products.
Before proceeding with the cleaning of the entire surface, it is recommended to test the product or solution on a little, not so visible spot.
How to polish marble floors
A simple daily cleaning can ensure that marble floors are kept in good condition and help prevent destruction. Since this material is very delicate, we recommend to not use elements that can scratch or stain it. It is advisable to avoid acidic products such as lemon or vinegar, as they could damage marble.
How to Clean Vinyl Floors
In addition to your daily cleaning by broom or vacuum cleaner or a damp mop, in order to keep them shiny, clean them with a commercial product specific to vinyl floors. You can also prepare a solution with mild dish detergent and water and thus remove any trace of dirt. Stains should be wiped with a damp cloth right away.
How to Clean Porcelain Flooring
Porcelain tile floors are very common in bathrooms and kitchens. They are attractive and shiny, but can also be very delicate and vulnerable.
Apply a porcelain tile cleaner and let it stay for a few minutes. If it is unpolished porcelain, you can rub it with a brush with soft bristles. The polished porcelain tile can be wiped with a soft cloth, while the textured porcelain tile should be rubbed with a brush with hard bristles.Then wipe with a clean cloth. It is necessary to ensure that all product residues are removed as they may cause new stains.
How to Clean Ceramic Floors
Be sure to wipe dirt from the tile joints. Wipe a damp cloth damped in warm water and cleaner for ceramic floors. Use a soft cloth to scrub the entire surface. Rub the joints of the tiles with a disused toothbrush. If they are very contaminated, you can apply some bicarb. Rinse the rag in clean water until any residue is gone and run all over the surface. To make the floor shine, use a soft dry cloth.
It’s recommendable to use the services of a professional cleaning and polishing company once a year.