Things You Should Know About Floor Cleaning

TFTS Commercial Floor cleaning services in Delhi NCR

Your home’s floors silently bear witness to the hustle and bustle of daily life. Whether it’s the pitter-patter of tiny feet, the occasional spills, or the everyday foot traffic, the floor is the foundation of your living space. A clean and well-maintained floor is not merely a visual delight but also a cornerstone of a healthy and pleasant home environment.

So, are you curious to know how you can keep your floor sparkling and spotless? Read this the blog from India’s leading commercial floor cleaning services provider Trendsetters Facilities and Technical Services.

What are the things to know related to floor cleaning?

Mr. Atul Mahajan, Director of TFTS shares some points that you need to keep in mind while cleaning the floor.

1. Floor Type

If you’re wondering about the best way to clean and maintain your floors, it’s crucial to recognize their specific needs and establish a regular routine. Different flooring materials, such as carpets, wood, laminate, vinyl, and stone, require distinct treatments. Refer to manufacturer guidelines or seek advice from flooring experts to ensure you use the appropriate products and methods for effective cleaning and maintenance.

2. The Right Cleaning Products

Choosing the right cleaning products is crucial for maintaining pristine floors without causing harm. It’s vital to tailor your choice to your specific flooring type. pH-neutral cleaners are the best for hardwood floors whereas, tiles shine with a gentle, all-purpose solution, while marble floors are best handled with mild dish detergent and warm water. Prioritize manufacturer guidelines to guarantee the use of products that enhance rather than damage your floors.

3. The Right Cleaning Techniques

This is as important as deciding on the right cleaning products.

Let’s look at how to clean different types of floors:

Hardwood Floors:

·       Polyurethane Finish: Use pH-neutral soap mixed with water. Dampen a mop, clean the floor, and dry with a microfiber cloth.

·       Wax Finish/Untreated Wood: Stick to dust-mopping, sweeping, or vacuuming. Avoid washing to prevent damage over time.

Tip: Some tea types with tannin can enhance the sheen of hardwood floors.

Laminate Floors:

·       Regular dusting and mopping are usually enough.

·       For stubborn stains, spot-clean with a slightly damp cloth. Ensure it dries completely to prevent liquid from seeping into joints.

Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles:

·       Sweep or vacuum first, then wet-mop with a mild detergent solution and a chamois-type mop.

·       For grout cleaning, mix mild detergent with vinegar and hot water. Scrub, wash, and rinse. Dry the floor thoroughly.

Natural Stone Floors:

·       Use pH-neutral cleaner for best results.

·       Unsealed stone tiles: Dampen a microfiber mop with hot water.

·       Stubborn stains on softer stones (like marble): Use a steaming method and vacuum frequently.

Vinyl Floors:

Clean with a mixture of baby oil, apple cider vinegar, and water.

Regular dusting: Soft-bristled broom or vacuum with a soft brush attachment.

Deep cleaning: Wet mop with water and mild detergent, then rinse and dry thoroughly.

·       Remove scuffs by rubbing with a degreaser-soaked cloth and then wiping with a vinegar and water mixture.

·       Avoid ammonia-based cleaners.

Linoleum Floors:

·       Daily dust-mopping recommended.

·       Weekly deep-cleaning: Use a solution of dishwashing soap and water.

·       Vacuum with a hard floor attachment for effective dusting.

·       Wax linoleum floors for shine, using liquid wax for better results. Follow instructions and let the wax cure properly for the best outcome.

Marble floors

Soft cotton cloths and clean rag mops, paired with neutral cleaners, a gentle mixture of mild liquid dishwashing detergent and water, or dedicated stone cleaners, are recommended for cleaning marble surfaces.

4. Daily Dust Cleanup

Regularly sweep or vacuum your floors to stop dirt and dust from piling up and causing scratches. Get a good broom or vacuum that matches your floor type, and clean busy spots often. Doing this removes dirt, preventing it from building up and causing damage. High-traffic areas may need daily cleaning, while less busy areas can be cleaned weekly. Keep your floors tidy to avoid problems.

5. Stain Removal Strategies:

Accidents happen, but knowing how to deal with stains promptly is key. Different floor types require different stain removal techniques. Whether it’s a red wine spill on the carpet or a stubborn mark on hardwood, address stains swiftly using appropriate cleaning agents. Swift action and gentle blotting help avoid spreading and ensure effective, safe removal of spills. Always test a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure compatibility.

6. Deep Cleaning

For tile or vinyl floors, use a steam mop periodically for a deep, chemical-free clean. Confirm floor suitability for steam cleaning. Follow manufacturer guidelines or seek professional advice for proper deep cleaning, which may involve machine scrubbing, steam cleaning, or polishing, based on flooring type.

So, what did you learn today? Floor cleaning is an art, and understanding your floor type is the first brushstroke. From choosing the right products to mastering specific techniques, maintaining pristine floors demands knowledge and care. Regular upkeep, stain vigilance, and occasional deep cleaning will ensure your floors shine, standing testament to your commitment to a clean and welcoming space.

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