Tips and Guides

5 Ways to Maintain Your Floors

Keep your space spic-and-span with these easy tips

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

Whether you have wood, marble, or concrete floors at home—regular maintenance and proper cleaning can help maintain its quality.

Keep in mind that the floors can be one of the dirtiest parts of the home given the dirt and grime that we bring in from the outside. Preserve the quality of your floors and keep it clean with the help of these hints.  

Source: Martha Stewart.

Keep these tips in mind:

Add a rack or cabinet by the door.

As much as possible, do not bring your dirty shoes or slippers indoors. Having a rack or bin outside can help you keep shoes and slippers organized. 

Consider using furniture leg caps.

Prevent dents on your flooring by adding leg caps to your furniture pieces. You can choose from a wide array of products as there are non-slip options.  

Install felt pads on furniture legs.

If you're not too keen on using leg caps, you may also opt for felt pads. These can be used on more home must-haves like lamps, TVs, computer equipment, and more. If you're planning to rearrange the furniture at home, these pads will surely come in handy to shield your floors from scratches. 

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

Use homemade cleaners.

If you’re working with a tight budget, consider using ingredients found at home when cleaning your floors. You may sprinkle baking soda on your carpet, leave it for a few minutes, then start vacuuming.

Click here to learn more about homemade cleaners. 

RL Tip: Avoid using citrus solutions when cleaning wooden floors as this may cause the material to fade. 

Add doormats in every entryway.

Doormats are your first line of defense when it comes to preventing dust and dirt from entering your home. Make sure you leave mats at the different entry points of the home—including areas like the bathroom and bedroom. 

RL Tip: You can create your own doormat that matches the style of your space. Click here for the step-by-step guide.

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

More on

RL Tips: Pet-Friendly Flooring

5 Homemade Cleaning Solutions


Latest Stories

This Art Festival In Pasig Is Free To The Public

The first ever Ortigas Art Festival features paintings, installations, and art classes all within a community mall

8 Things to Remember When Visiting Art Galleries

Make sure you turn off your camera's flash

This Online Store Sells Pretty Woven Planters and Handmade Items

The plus side? Buying a piece helps local weavers and craftsmen, too!

The Best Divisoria Shopping Tips for 2018

Here’s our ultimate, updated guide on how to navigate Divisoria, the best bargain shopping spot out there

5 Renovating Mistakes To Avoid

DIY can only go so far—sometimes, you need the help of a pro

Get Ready to Shop: MUJI Is Lowering Their Prices

It starts today so run to a store near you!

A 100sqm Coffee Shop-Inspired Home

To turn this home in Singapore into a cozy haven, designer Kuay Mei Yee of Distinct Identity perfectly mixed Scandinavian and industrial details

5 Household Uses For Silica Gel Packets

Those tiny things you see in boxes of shoes and new bags go a long way

Smart Tips For Styling Mismatched Furniture From A Decorator

Take a quick lesson on asymmetry with these tips

Bathroom Picks For High, Mid, or Low Budgets

Because you can have a stylish bathroom, regardless of the price points!

7 Resort-Inspired Design Ideas for Your Home

Turn your house into an idyllic escape with these simple but striking styling tricks inspired by the beauty of Bali, Indonesia
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!