Spring cleaning is a great way to say goodbye to the cooler months of winter, and there are even some major health benefits of spring cleaning. Not only is it enjoyable to have a tidy, clean home, you’ll be less stressed, breathe better, happier, more productive, and more active.
Floors are one of the top areas of spring cleaning because they get so much foot traffic, as well as all kinds of built-up grime. From salt to mud, dust, pet hair, and beyond, there is a lot that deep cleaning your floors can get rid of. Here’s how you can do a deep spring clean on your flooring, based on what type(s) you have.
How To Spring Clean Carpet Flooring
To do your spring cleaning on carpet flooring, start by clearing the carpet of any furniture, toys, and items, so you can get every nook and cranny. Then, you’ll want to vacuum, and don’t forget to utilize the attachments on your vacuum to get the tighter areas. After you’ve vacuumed, use a stain spot remover to attack any stains.
Next, it’s a great idea to rent or borrow a carpet cleaner/steamer. They are reasonable to rent at places like Walmart, and they do a great job. It’s a cheaper way to get a deep clean, rather than hiring someone. Make sure to let the carpet dry a while before putting the furniture and items back in place.
How To Spring Clean Tile Flooring
When you’re ready to give your tile flooring a great spring cleaning, you’ll want to start by removing any mats or items from the floor to make way for cleaning. Then, you’ll want to vacuum or sweep your tile floors to get rid of any dirt, dust, pet hair, and beyond. After that, you’ll want to use a mop and some type of solution for tile floors.
You can use a DIY solution, like mixing vinegar and warm water, water and dish detergent, or scouring powder and water. There are also some great solutions you can purchase at a store, like ZEP or Magic.
You’ll also want to clean your grout, and you can easily do so with a mixture of baking soda and water. Let it sit, then scrub it with a toothbrush. To brighten, add some oxygen bleach to a sponge and rub it on. Once you’re done, wash all the residue away with water and dry the floor with a towel.
How To Spring Clean Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring will look bright and new with a deep spring cleaning. Start by vacuuming or sweeping to get rid of dust, dirt, and hair in all nooks and crannies. An easy cleaner to use is a mix of vinegar and water, and a spot cleaner can be made from baking soda and water. You can also grab any of the commercial cleaners to get the job done, such as Pine-Sol and Pledge Tile & Vinyl.
To get rid of scuffs, use oil on a microfiber towel and rub the area, then clean with your solution. If you have any stubborn stains, there are cheap and simple DIY solutions for each type of stain, so the internet is a great place to turn to. Be careful to not scratch your vinyl floor when vacuuming or use any abrasive cleaning solution or scrubbers. Also, fully dry your vinyl after cleaning to prevent warping.
How To Spring Clean Hardwood Flooring
Start by clearing your hardwood flooring of furniture and other objects, then vacuum or sweep your floors to get rid of all the dirt, dust, and hair. Then, you can either use a commercial wood cleaner like Bona or Murphy’s Oil Soap, or you can use a DIY mixture like vinegar and water. Make sure to wring your mop clean and do one last wipe down to remove any excess cleaner, then dry completely.
How To Spring Clean Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring can be tricky to keep clean and do a deep clean on. You’ll need to use a soft brush attachment on your vacuum or a soft-bristle broom to pick up all of your dirt, dust, and hair. Then, instead of mopping with a bucket of solution like you would any other surface, you’ll want to simply use a damp mop. The less water, the better. A vinegar solution may not be good for your laminate floors, so a little dish soap and hot water or a commercial cleaner that is safe for laminate like Bruce or Bona are great. Dry to finish.
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