What Is the Best Way To Keep Hard Floors Clean?

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Hard floors deserve the same attention to detail as their carpeted counterparts. In fact, hard floors are commonly neglected as they are not seen as needing as much time or care, however, this simply isn’t the case.

Whether it’s wood floors, tiles, stone floors etc. each different type of floor surface requires regular attention. The build-up of dirt and grime on your hard floors will, over time, wear away at the surface as the dirt acts as an abrasive substance. Therefore, maintaining your hard floors over the course of their life will keep them looking their best and can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Knock-on Effect

It may surprise you to know that not cleaning your hard floors is also having a knock-on effect on your carpeted floors. This is because dirt and debris are easily transported on hard floors and this can be tracked through the house to a carpet or rug. Not only would you be spending money on cleaning your hard floors, but you would then also have to fork out again for a carpet cleaning service!

Floor Protectors

Most hard floors are found in areas of the house that need to be kept the most hygienic, such as bathrooms and kitchens. To minimise the effects of furniture on the hard floors, we recommend that you use floor protectors under items such as sofas or tables and other heavy appliances. Adding rugs to children’s play areas can also be an excellent way of preventing any scratching or marking on the hard floor surface.

Young woman is sticking floor care pad at chair legs

Keep Hard Floors Clean

A good, simple way to keep your hard floors clean is, to begin with, a thorough sweep.

You should then split the floor up into sections and mop or scrub using a cleaning mixture made up of soap and warm water.

Lastly, with a dry cloth or dry mop head, you need to completely dry the entire floor, ensuring no moisture is left behind.

When cleaning wooden floors, it is recommended that you mop as little as possible, so as not to negatively affect the longevity of the wood.

Preventative Measures

The best way to keep hard floors clean is to adopt smart, preventative measures; It’s always cheaper and easier to prevent a problem, rather than fix one! These measures could include exterior and interior floor mats, a boot removal area, or you could simply enforce a ‘no shoes to be worn in the house’ rule. This not only helps to protect the floor from harmful substances but also cuts down on the time and money that needs to be spent on cleaning.

Family blue shoes and red sneakers on the rug at the front door. Closeup view

House Proud Finish

At House Proud Finish we specialise in the cleaning and restoration of all types of hard floors, making sure we always leave you with your floor looking as good as new.

To find out more about the range of hard floor services we apply please visit our Hard Floor Cleaning Service section on our website. https://houseproudfinish.co.uk/hard-floor-cleaning-service/

If you would like to find out more on the hard floor services that we provide, please visit our Contact Us page on our website. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to one of our expert team for any advice or guidance, please call us on 0800 644 6545.

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