How to Keep Your Floor Clean
With so many different kinds of floor available, you are bound to find there is plenty of choice on your hands when it comes to selecting a product for your home. But no matter what you end up choosing, whether it is lino flooring or something different, you are bound to want it to look its best for as long as possible.
Keeping on top of floor maintenance should prove to be a relatively easy task and by doing so you can extend the life of the product for many years.
This is particularly true when it comes to cleaning your carpet. By vacuuming it on a regular basis, perhaps once or twice a week, you can stop dirt from becoming ingrained into the surface.
But while this should ensure that the majority of solid debris does not result in a carpet becoming stained, you will find that a different approach is needed if liquid is spilt on it.
In the event that you end up knocking a glass of water on to your carpet be sure to soak up the excess using a dry paper towel. However, liquids that are more likely to leave noticeable marks – for example red wine, tea and coffee – may need to be removed using a special carpet cleaner.
Keeping a vinyl floor clean, however, involves a different technique. You should find that using warm soapy water and a damp soft cloth will remove the majority of marks.
However, if you’re trying to remove more persistent stains then you may have to use something that is a little stronger. One product you may want to consider when it comes to keeping your floor clean is bleach. Dilute the chemical with water before soaking a rag into the mixture and placing it over the stain. Isopropyl alcohol may prove to be another effective product with which to remove tough marks.
If you plan on using chemicals to clean your floor you may want to try out the solution on an inconspicuous area before applying it to the actual stain to make sure you know what you’re doing.
No matter what kind of flooring you have in your home, you should find that with a little time and effort you can keep your floor looking as good as new for many years to come.