Flooring is an essential part of the house. Cleaning your flooring can feel like a challenge, especially when different floor surfaces need special care, or you’re constantly left with muddy footprints on your clean floor!
Choosing the right mop for your floor and having the right technique can make a massive difference. Here is a guide to help you get the most out of your flooring.
Use an indoor broom, dustpan or vacuum cleaner to remove any dust, dirt or debris that has gathered on the floor. The Vileda Style Broom has black angled bristles for getting into corners removing all hair and dirt with ease.
The 2 in 1 Vileda Dustpan and brush is a neat little set for quick and uncomplicated floor sweeping. With a flexible pan for close contact with the floor, and a brush that clips easily into the handle, for simple storage. Both are suitable to use on all hard floorings such as laminate, tiles, PVC or wood.
Choosing Your Mop
There is a wide range of mops to choose from, spray mops that don’t need a mop bucket, are great if you are short on storage space, sponge mops and the SuperMocio for a more traditional approach to mopping. The Turbo Spin is a great choice for tiled floors, with a substantial head for maximum cleaning in the shortest time. Spray mops are perfect for those in-between cleans, or for laminate flooring that is best not to be too saturated while cleaning.
How to Mop your Floors
Embrace the Figure of Eight – Save yourself from putting in too much legwork by mopping in a clever figure of eight pattern, recommended by all cleaning experts . This style will not only give you the best results, ensuring dirt particles are picked up effectively and easily, but will also get your floors spick-and-span with minimal time and effort.
Everyday Things You Can Do to Protect Your Flooring
Here are some things that you can do every day to keep your floors looking their best – no matter what type of flooring you have:
- Dust/vacuum regularly – Letting dust sit longer will allow it to stick to your floor, making it harder to remove.
- Wipe off spills right away – Moisture damages the sheen of indoor floors and discolours natural stone floors like marble. Prevent damages and stains by wiping up spills promptly.
- Use Door Mats – Prevent dust and debris from entering your premises and seeping into your floors by strategically placing mats around your property at the front and back entrances.
Whether you’re moving into a new place, or looking into how to best take care of your current home, you will be able to choose the right floorcare.