Today is Clean Your Floors Day! Floors take the greatest amount of wear and tear in our homes. Allowing your floors to get too dirty can cause them damage but also spread dirt around the house. Here are our top tips on how to keep your floor looking spic and span.
How to clean wood floors naturally
Cleaning floors with vinegar is eco-friendly and cost-effective. It is also one of the best ways to get the job done. Before you start mopping, make sure you have removed furniture, appliances and other objects that might be damaged by water.
Add ½ cup white vinegar to a gallon of warm water in a bucket. Place your mop in the bucket and wring it out to remove the excess water. Work your way toward a door, mopping in a circular or side-to-side direction. Once you have mopped the floor thoroughly, empty the bucket and refill it with clean, warm water. Go back over the floor once more, then allow it to air dry completely.
How to remove stains on wood floors
When spills happen on wood floors, a quick wipe with a cleaning solution is enough to clean up the mishap. But if left unattended, sometimes spills can become a long-lasting stains. To remove wood floor stains, first determine the colour of the stain. This will help you figure out whether the stain is located in the floor’s finish or the waxy surface layer of the floor.
White water stains, for example can be easy to remove. Start by mixing baking powder and water to form a paste. Next, spread the paste over the stained area. Let it sit for a few minutes and wipe away the paste with a damp cloth.
Dark water marks can be more problematic as these are water stains that have penetrated into the wood. To remove dark stains from wood floors, mix vinegar with baking soda to form a paste. Baking soda is an excellent stain remover especially if combined with vinegar. Apply the paste to the stained surface and let it dry. Get a microfiber cloth and wipe the paste.
Removing stains from wood floors can be challenging. Regular cleaning and maintenance can keep your floor looking like new. But if you are not able to tackle those pesky wood stains on your own, TidyChoice cleaners are here to help.