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6 Things that You Need to Know About Scrubbing Your Floors

These tips may come in handy when you do some spring cleaning this weekend

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Let's admit it, we're used to scrubbing the floors really hard—especially when there's dried dirt or stain. Keep in mind that scrubbing harshly can cause damage on your floors. Let these handy tips guide you. 

Photo by Jacqueline Marque via apartmenttherapy.com.

Keep these tips in mind:
  • Learn which type of cleaner is suitable for your flooring material. Not all cleaners have the same component that’s why it's best if you check the label first. Try to purchase an all-purpose cleaner that is suitable for different types of floors, for a hassle-free cleaning.

RL Tip: If you're on budget, you can also create your own homemade solution using materials found at home like vinegar, baking soda and lemon. Click here to learn more about homemade cleaning solutions

  • As much as possible, avoid scrubbing wooden floors and tiles as this might cause the color and sheen to fade. Use a damp cloth and dishwashing liquid instead. 
  • Opt for mild cleaning materials unless there are hard-to-remove stains that require stronger solutions. 

Photo by Chris Patey via Domainehome.com.

  • There are cleaning products that shouldn't be used at full-strength. Check the label and see if you need to dilute it with water first. Proper packaging should also state the recommended amount that you can use. 
  • Clean your tiles using a 1/2 cup white vinegar mixed with 1/2 cup ammonia. Scrub the area in a light circular motion, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse. 
  • After scrubbing the floors, let the solution sit for a few minutes before rinsing. This will come in handy when you are removing stains.

Photo from mosaiccleaners.wordpress.com.

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