Floor Cleaning Tips

Floor Cleaning Tips and Techniques.

Winter is finally over and spring is a arriving. Time to start the spring cleaning ritual. We have been out walking around in the snow, sleet and other bad weather. Those winter boots have been bring dirt, mud and salt into all of the corners of your home.

Floor Cleaning Tips

Here are some green and eco-friendly ways to help clean up your floors. With these natural cleaners we have some tips for cleaning tile, wood, vinyl and linoleum floors. And the best part is with these natural environmental recipes they will not harm your family like harsh chemicals.

Cleaning Ceramic Tile Floors:
Begin by first sweeping and then vacuuming. This will remove all the dry soil including dirt, dust and pet hair and dander. Your next step is to simply clean the surface of the tile with warm water. Do not use a sponge as it will only push the remaining soil into the grout lines. You should use a micro-fiber mop which will pick up the soil and allow you to ring the mop into a bucket for removal. Another good method is the use of a steam mop. These steam cleaners are chemical free, using nothing but heated water. They also have the added benefit of sanitizing the floor as well

Cleaning Grout Lines:
Grout lines are much more difficult to clean because they are porous. They tend to hold onto dirt and stains. This is especially true in high traffic areas of the home such as the kitchen and baths. Use this eco-friendly and green cleaning solution. Mix 3 parts baking soda and 1 part distilled white vinegar into a paste. Work the paste into the grout lines and allow to dwell. For this grout line cleaning tip, you will also need a nylon grout brush. Agitate the paste into the grout lines and rinse and flush with warm water.

Cleaning Hardwood Floors:
As with the cleaning of ceramic tile floors, you should begin with sweeping and vacuuming of the dry soil first. For a unique eco-friendly and green cleaner mix warm water with 6 tea bags. The tea contains tannic acid which will not only clean the hardwood floor but also leave a beautiful shine. For a quick restoration of you hardwood floors, try this very inexpensive product from Life products; Rejuvenate floor restorer and protectant. Carefully follow instructions and you will think you have brand new floors in your home.

Cleaning Vinyl Floors:
Remove the majority of dry dirt and soil with a sweeping and vacuuming. A very effective cleaner vinyl flooring cleaning tip is to mix Borax with warm water and use a micro-fiber mop. Carefully read the label of the Borax container and mix according to level of soiling.

Cleaning Linoleum Floors:
This may be a surprise but Linoleum is a natural product. It is composed of wood flour, rosins, ground limestone, powdered cork, jute and linseed oil. It is one of the greenest flooring options available today. Begin by removing as much dry dirt and soil as possible with sweeping and vacuuming. Use this green eco-friendly cleaner made from liquid dish washing soap. Add to warm water and use a micro-fiber mop. When rinsing fill a new pail with warm water and add half a cup of distilled white vinegar, which will leave a shine on you Linoleum floor for this cleaning tip.

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