Floor Cleaning Tips

Floor Cleaning Tips

Learn to clean all types of flooring and get a free checklist to keep you on track.



Before You Begin

  1. De-Clutter: Before you focus on the floors, clear the area of in-the-way objects. You’ll spend less time later moving things from here to there just to get to the floor underneath.
  2. Dust: Tiny particles may float to the floor as you clean, so save time by dusting first. Start up high and work your way down to prevent dust from re-settling on surfaces you’ve already cleaned.

Common Types of Floors

Laminate:

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  1. Begin by clearing all the furniture possible off of the floor
  2. Sweep the laminate area with a Swiffer Sweeper to remove any material that may cause scratching. Be sure to sweep along the grain of the flooring to pick up anything in the grooves
  3. Use a mop and hot water or a steam cleaner to remove any built up debris or dirt
  4. If the floor is barely damp, allow it to air dry or wipe the floor with a clean microfiber cloth

Hardwood:

  1. Speed up the process by dusting first. Use a Swiffer Sweeper to pick up dust, dirt, pet hair and anything that may cause scratches
  2. Use a Swiffer WetJet to clean the floor
  3. Ensure the floor dries completely by running a fan in the room

Tile: Consult our guide for cleaning tile and grout to effectively get tile floors sparkling clean.

Carpet: Vacuum your carpets weekly and give them a thorough, deep clean every 12-18 months. It’s best to rent a carpet cleaner or have a professional service to handle the deep cleaning.

Room-by-Room Floor Cleaning Checklist
Whether you’re routine cleaning or prepping for a party, keep our Room-by-Room Floor Cleaning Checklist on hand so you never miss a mess.

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I have a steam mop and have laminate flooring. Just plain water and steam will clean it?

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This is really a nice post for getting the cleaning tips. Usually we all know these points and we need to keep these points in mind before cleaning, but anyhow we miss. Read this article, it is very helpful in cleaning. After getting these tips we can save our time and can give perfectness to our work.

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Amazing tips shared by to keep the floors clean..

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We installed vinyl planks in kitchen & laundry room 3 years ago and LOVE them. They easily sweep clean. When needed, a quick mop with a product specifically made for vinyl is perfect.

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My laminate installer also said to NEVER use water on the laminate; there is a special cleaner and mop for laminate. Now we have vinyl planks and water is fine for occasional cleaning although regular dry mopping is all it really needs.

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