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post #1 of Old 10-25-2013, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of Old 01-27-2014, 10:07 PM
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I would also be interested in Getting some Floor cleaning Tips. Anyone got any?
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post #4 of Old 08-09-2014, 07:10 AM
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Great share. Its recently that I have learnt every kind of floor needs some care and maintenance for its long durability. Hope this helps others too.
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Wood Floor care tips

For wood...
Regular mopping just doesn't reach the stubborn dirt that lies deep in the pores of your hardwood, but Mid In Saint Louis' process does. This process includes an initial vacuuming of the areas to remove any loose dirt and debris, an auto scrubbing with an alkaline cleaner and then another auto scrubbing with a neutral cleaner to return the floor to its initial sheen. Edges are hand scrubbed, as are stairs.

Always:

Clean up spills immediately.
Vacuum or dust mop your floor once a week, or more, if needed.
Place mats at every entrance to protect against dirt or debris as well as moisture to prevent it from being tracked onto the floor.
Place runners and area rugs (with slip-resistant backings) along high-traffic areas.
Prevent damage to your floor by avoiding movement of heavy appliances and furniture on the floor by using hard, narrow furniture rollers with wide rubber rollers.
Area rugs are recommended in front of kitchen sinks, at all pivot points and within high-traffic areas.
Minimize damage to your floor from direct sunlight.

Never:

Never use any of the following products on your floor: acrylic finishes, wax based products, detergents, ammonia based products, bleach, or polishes and oil soaps. Never use abrasive cleaning soaps or acidic materials such as vinegar.
Never allow water to stand on your floor for any length of time..
Avoid using rubber or non breathable materials for your mats.
Never use vacuums with the beater bars enabled.
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post #6 of Old 03-16-2015, 06:29 AM
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The regular cleaning with shiner protect the floor to loose its shine.

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Great. Make sure you choose the right stripper so that your floor is not damaged in the end. If you choose the wrong one, then your floor can wear quicker than expected.
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post #8 of Old 04-02-2015, 08:26 AM
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Don't forget to clean your floors regularly. Use mops and vacuum cleaners frequently.

You can also hire a specialist. Keep your floor looking good with smart floor cleaning services provided by professionals. Professional cleaning services can extend the life of your floors while leaving them clean and shiny after every service.

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Clean your floor regularly using mops and vacuum cleaners. You can also seek the help of professional floor cleaning services to clean the floor once in a while.
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post #10 of Old 05-15-2015, 07:11 AM
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Floor care is very important for house, offices from stain and spots. There are lots of companies and they provide stain and spot removal products.
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just adding what i have learned over a year of waxing if your unsure about what to use find a nice hidden spot and test your cleaner/stripper trial and error lol if your stripper is very strong it will feel almost like glue as soon as it hits the wax and dont let it dry it will cause ripple like waves in the tile also apply a generous amount and let it do its job dont rush straight in it needs to soak for a good 5 or 10 min i like adding a thin layer after the soak before i scrub it just to agitate it around another important part of stripping is making sure you rinse the floor very well you dont want any stripper left behind i see alot of people thinking they can skip the rinse step dont do it your floor will not come out the way you want it to hope this helps people learning like myself
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Floor cleaning tips that you'd commonly need:

>For tile floors, the best way to clean is using a micro-fiber mop.

>For hardwood floors, use tea bags + boiling water to clean. Tannic acid gives a shining look to the floor. If there are any scratches on the wooden floor, use a similar color crayon to fill it. Use blow dryer on high and buff it up. Get rid of the remains with a soft cloth.

>For vinyl floors, borax + water is the best

Keep your floor away from harsh chemicals that would affect babies, pets and the floor itself. Moping atleast once a week is a must to maintain your floors in a good condition.
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The biggest problem I have with my laminate floor is washing. I've tried every mop out there with no luck. If you let the floor dry on its own you will get water marks and it doesn't feel clean. Having to get on the floor and dry it by hand means you'll clean it about once a month, if that! I found that the Bissell Flip It Select worked the best. It's like a vacuum mop with suction. It has a pad on the bottom which cleans the floor but it sucks the water back up. I can't recommend the Bissell itself as I have already returned 2 of them. I am on the third broken one and the store I bought it from is closed so I can't return it. You might want to find something similar. Right now I am using my steam cleaner. However it doesn't work on its own. I find that for really good results I have to spray the floor with a mix of 50/50 water and vinegar, then go over it with the steamer. I do one section at a time so the vinegar doesn't dry on the floor. It sounds like a lot but it really isn't. It only take a second to spray the floor. For quick clean ups I bought one of those Swiffer kits. I don't use the Swiffer wet cloths though. I found that attaching a clean rag to the swiffer and then spraying the floor with the vinegar/water mix does a great job. We have 2 dogs who come directly into the kitchen after being outside so I have to spot clean often. I just pop the rags in the wash and it saves a lot of money. The wet cloths that go with the swiffer are not cheap.


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Floor cleaning tips that you'd commonly need:

>For tile floors, the best way to clean is using a micro-fiber mop.

>For hardwood floors, use tea bags + boiling water to clean. Tannic acid gives a shining look to the floor. If there are any scratches on the wooden floor, use a similar color crayon to fill it. Use blow dryer on high and buff it up. Get rid of the remains with a soft cloth.

>For vinyl floors, borax + water is the best

Keep your floor away from harsh chemicals that would affect babies, pets and the floor itself. Moping atleast once a week is a must to maintain your floors in a good condition.
This is a great tips for cleaning the floors.

Here in the Philippines, to main the floors we are just simply using water then a little of detergent soap. nyaaah, that's really something.
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Best floor care tip is was and clean your floor daily with some good floor cleaner and scrubber.
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Dirt from the street collects on feet and gets tracked into your house dozens of times a day. The little dumps, spills, and heel marks of daily living accumulate with startling speed.

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post #17 of Old 10-30-2015, 12:53 AM
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Just wondering what everyone uses to clean their hardwood floors and how frequent you should clean them (other than when it's visually really dirty). Our house is only 3 months old, with dark chocolate hardwood floor.
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Considering how new the floor is, anything I should stay away from or use specifically? For the kitchen, I've just been using a damp microfiber towel to clean the small spills
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post #18 of Old 11-07-2015, 05:52 AM
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What's the best way of cleaning laminate flooring. I've been sweeping mine but feel all I'm doing is re-distributing the dust and fluff etc. I also go over it with a damp cloth sometimes..(hands and knees job!). Are any of those sweepy/squirty/cleany gadgets any good?
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