Now that we’re entering a new year, many homeowners are considering giving their house a deep clean from top to bottom to recover from the festive celebrations! As the leading experts on all things flooring, we thought we’d share with you the top dos and don’ts of how to clean your floor. Whilst each flooring tools will require slightly different treatments, most will use the same set of rules.
The best way to protect your floor is by sweeping or vacuuming it regularly. This is quick, easy and will prevent the grit and dirt from building up. Ideally, this should be done daily, but we realise that for some people there is life beyond floors (we’ve yet to find it…) so twice a week is good, too. If your floor has a grain, be sure wipe along the grain, which will help remove the dust from the grooves.
Once a week or so, give your floor a wipe with a specially designed cleaner. This will vary from floor to floor, but unless you’ve got a vinyl floor you should avoid using a wet mop – it’s just too much water for your floor to handle on a regular basis. Instead, a microfiber mop with a specialist cleaning solution (many of which we sell here) is your best bet for a thorough clean.
The main purpose of looking after your floor (other than hygiene) is to prevent scratches, scuffs and wearing of the surface. Tiny pieces of grit can scratch your floor and dull the finish, shortening the life of your floor.