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How To Clean Tile, Hardwood, and Laminate Floors

How To Clean Tile, Hardwood, and Laminate Floors

No matter what kind of flooring you choose for your home, one thing’s for sure. It’s an essential part of your home which needs to be cleaned and properly maintained. To keep them in tip-top shape, here are a few cleaning tips.

How To Clean Tile, Hardwood, and Laminate Floors

Tiled Flooring

Ceramic or tiled flooring is the most low-maintenance type of flooring simply because it is water-resistant and easy to clean. When replacing a broken tile or two, always rely on a qualified contractor to do the job for you.

For basic care, frequently vacuum the floor for dust and debris before proceeding to use a cleaning solution. High-traffic areas should be damp mopped frequently as the dirt can get tracked on the ceramic tiles.

Hardwood Floors

Keep your hardwood floors in pristine condition with the right cleaning technique and preventive maintenance. Place a mat at the door, to prevent dirt from being tracked inside your home. During rainy weather, ask your family and guests to remove their shoes before entering the house. This will protect your hardwood floor from damage caused by water and mud.

For basic care, vacuum your floor using a floor-brush attachment at least once a week. Avoid harsh cleaning solutions and do not use too much water when mopping hardwood floors, as the liquid can actually damage the wood material.

Laminate Floors

Laminate flooring is one of the easiest to maintain and the most durable among the flooring options. To prevent damage on your laminate floors, always clean spills and spots immediately. Placing high-quality floor mats at the entryways will decrease the chances of dirt being carried in by shoes or paws. Make sure to use protective pads on your furniture legs so they won’t scratch your flooring.

For basic care, regularly remove dust using a vacuum cleaner with a soft bristle brush. You can also use a dust mop. Do not use a large amount of liquid when cleaning the floor. Too much of it will cause the floor to swell and may cause permanent damage. Just spritz the floor with enough cleaning liquid and mop to clean.

But if you’re lucky enough to have carpet flooring, and you need it deep cleaned, call AIM Property Solutions and we will take care of all your carpet cleaning needs.


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