Keeping your floors clean is essential for a healthy and hygienic home. But, deep cleaning floors can be a daunting task. To make it easier, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to deep cleaning floors at home. The first step is to sprinkle baking soda all over the floor.
This acts as a mild cleaning agent and helps to remove dirt and grime. Then, mix a solution of vinegar and water with a few drops of dish soap. Use a microfiber mop to clean the floor with this solution. Finally, rinse the floor with clean water until there are no traces of baking soda or soap left.
For wood floors, mix 1 teaspoon of Castile soap in a 24 ounce spray bottle of hot water and add 10 drops of lemon or rosemary essential oil. Lightly spray the floor and wipe it with a microfiber mop. This will help protect the wood from warping due to too much water exposure. When it comes to kitchen linoleum floors, dust and dirt should be removed daily, while mopping should be done once a week.
For a deep clean, mix 6 to 7 drops of a mild detergent (dish soap is usually fine) with a gallon of warm or hot water. Use the mixture to moisten a mop and clean the floor in sections. Make sure the mop is damp and does not leak, as stagnant water can damage the linoleum. Once you have cleaned the mop, replace the cleaning solution with cold water, rinse the mop and re-scrub the floors with only water to remove any soap residue.
Finally, use a towel or cleaning cloth to dry clean floors. It is important to use the right cleaning product or detergent on the floor as using the wrong one could cause irreparable damage. Also, make sure that the mop head or pad is clean from the start, otherwise the whole task will be meaningless. If you see a resulting stain, it is likely that the floor is not sealed and you should not use water to clean it. When it comes to kitchen floors, there are many cleaning products available on the shelves but all you really need is a mix of a gallon of hot water, a cup of white vinegar, and a few drops of dish soap. However, not all floors need to be cleaned in the same way and using the wrong products and methods could be more harmful than beneficial. For unsealed floors, you should use a specialized unsealed floor cleaner or do some research online or call your local hardware store to ask what they recommend.
It is also important to remember that you should not use cleaning products on floors every time you clean; only when you do a more thorough cleaning at most every two months. By following these steps, you can ensure that your floors are deep cleaned without causing any damage. With proper care and maintenance, your floors will look beautiful for years to come.