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Floor Cleaning Tips to Help Your Home Shine

Clean hardwood floors

At Maid Brigade, we understand that keeping your floors clean is certainly a chore, and some types of floors are easier to take care of than others. That’s why we’re sharing some of our best tips on green floor cleaning. Laminate floors are easy to clean with simple techniques, whereas marble and tile require a little more TLC. So, if you’re wondering about the best way to clean your floors, you’ve come to the right place.

Hardwood

Hardwood floors are both beautiful and enduring, especially when given the kind of care they deserve. Regular cleaning and upkeep, combined with the occasional re-coating every few years will ensure that your hardwood floors last a lifetime. While mopping, use as little liquid as possible, frequently wringing out your mop. For cleaning hardwoods, we recommend mopping your floors using a mixture of water and vinegar followed by a warm water rinse and drying your floors to remove excess moisture.

Tile

Tile floors are beautiful and durable, but sometimes they can be a pain to clean. The grout between your tiles can hold onto stubborn stains. To clean your tile floors, first, sweep the area and remove any surface dirt. An equal-parts mixture of hot water and vinegar works well for tile. If you need to address grout stains, we suggest using the same solution and scrubbing between your tile with a firm toothbrush. Once your floor is clean, rinse with clean water and wring out your mop as much as you can to remove moisture from your tile.

Marble

Marble floors are trickier than tile or hardwoods. Marble will scratch easily, so it’s important to clean it correctly. To avoid the scratching and dulling of marble’s shine, avoid acidic cleaners including vinegar. We recommend a highly diluted mixture of or ammonia and water (1/2 cup of ammonia per gallon of water). Once you’ve mopped, dry the floor using a soft towel to avoid the marble absorbing moisture.

Laminate

Laminate floors are pretty durable and easy to clean. We recommend sweeping or dry mopping regularly to keep them in good shape. When it’s time to clean your laminate, the safest way to clean is with hot water, because laminate comes in different varieties, some of which are sensitive to soaps and acidic cleaners. Use a sponge mop and wring it out well so that your mop is just damp. Go about cleaning carefully and dry the area with a microfiber towel or cloth. You can also consider using vinegar or a soap solution to mop with, but be sure that you know what kind of laminate you have and how to care for it.

The Maid Brigade Difference

If you need help keeping up with all your home and floor cleaning needs, let Maid Brigade help you out. We'll correctly clean your floors, no matter what kind of material you have, and keep your house chemical free using Green Clean Certified products so you can breathe easy. With 35 years of experience in creating lasting impressions through exemplary customer service, not only will we leave you with a cleaner and healthier home, our maids remove the burden of housework from your schedule. Consistent, reliable, thorough, and affordable are all components of our business philosophy. All of our bonded and insured maids and staff undergo a thorough hiring process with background checks and a detailed training program before ever stepping foot in your home. Call your local Maid Brigade right away or complete a FREE, No Obligation Estimate Form for more details!


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