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  • 5 Tips for Cleaning Floors!

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    Different cleaning products are required when it comes to the type of floors you have in your home. You have wood, stone and ceramic to name a few. You're not going to put bleach on a hardwood floor, or use Murphy Oil Soap to clean your marble bathroom. Here are some tips and advice when it comes to cleaning different floor materials:

    When you need more thorough cleanings or sanitation, your solution depends on the type of flooring you have in your home.

    Ceramic Tiles

    Ceramic tiles are pretty easy to clean. You can usually just use general household cleaners diluted in water. I like to use a rubbing alcohol solution (1/4 cup rubbing alcohol in 2 gallons of water) to clean the floor and get it dry fast. To get the grout clean as you mop, carry a spray bottle with a solution a little stronger than what you’re using on the floor and spray where necessary.

    Vinyl Flooring

    Vinyl flooring is also easily cleaned with a household cleaner diluted in water. If you have heel marks or scuff marks that are difficult to get out with a mop, you can try the baby oil fix. Use a very little bit – 2 or 3 drops, let it sit for a while, and then mop. I’ve heard of people also using mineral oil or olive oil and getting similar results, but you should be really careful that you thoroughly clean the surface afterward. You’d rather have a scuff mark than a trip to the hospital should you slip and fall!

    Read more at House Cleaning Central

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