How to clean floors: care and cleaning tips
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By cleaning the floor, germs are eliminated, odors are minimized, and the house regains its fresh and clean 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, among many, has its own cleaning product. For example, a marble floor is not the same as a vinyl floor and then requires different cleaning methods and products.
If you decide to use commercial products, it is advisable to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions in addition to performing an initial test on a poorly visible strip. If you decide to use other products such as sodium bicarbonate, it is recommended to read and follow the instructions on the label. Also, do not forget to be cautious and careful in case of combining cleaning products.
How to polish marble floors
A simple daily cleaning can guarantee that the marble floors are kept in good condition and will also help prevent their deterioration. Since this material is very delicate, it is very important to take care of it and follow the correct cleaning technique to protect it. For example, we recommend you not to use elements that can scratch it or leave stains. In addition, it is advisable to avoid acid products such as lemon or vinegar, as they could damage the material.
To know how to polish marble floors, you just have to follow these simple steps:
Pass a soft cloth dampened in warm water over the entire marble surface. This will remove dust and other traces of dirt.
Mix liquid neutral detergent in a bucket of warm water, testing it before use in a small area.
Dip the cloth in this mixture and run it over the entire surface.
After a few minutes, dry with a soft, dry and clean cloth.
How to clean vinyl floors
In addition to performing a daily cleaning bypassing the broom or vacuum cleaner and a damp cloth, there are some more sophisticated cleaning methods. To keep them shiny, you can clean them with a commercial product specifically for vinyl floors. It is always recommended to apply the product in a strip as a test before use.
On the other hand, you can also prepare a solution with mild detergent and water and thus remove any trace of dirt. This method should also be tested before the total application to the surface. Stains can be treated by rubbing with a cloth dampened in the cleaning solution. Leave on for a couple of minutes and then rinse and dry with a clean cloth.
How to clean porcelain floors
Porcelain tile floors are very common in bathrooms and kitchens. In addition to being very attractive and shiny, one of its main characteristics is that they are also very delicate and vulnerable. When cleaning them, it is important that you follow the correct technique to prevent damage. Here we propose the following general cleaning guide:
Pass a broom or vacuum cleaner with soft bristles to remove dust and other traces of dirt.
Apply a porcelain floor cleaner diluted in water with a soft cloth and let it sit for a few minutes, only if no damage has been observed to the partially treated surface.
If it is unpolished porcelain, you can rub with a soft bristle brush. Polished porcelain can be scrubbed with a soft cloth, while textured porcelain must be rubbed with a hard bristle brush.
To rinse, pass a clean cloth. It is necessary to ensure that all product residues are removed, as they may cause new stains.