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How to Get Your Floors Clean Following a Renovation

Posted on August 24th, 2018 by

A renovation can transform your home into a messy place, and one of the most affected parts of the home would be the flooring. Cleaning the floor takes a lot of time because of the accumulation of dirt, dust, and other materials. There are many flooring types available today, and depending on the material used on the floor, the cleaning process may vary. Newly renovated homes might have a huge amount of dust, dirt, and debris on the floor, but luckily there are some simple ways to clean different types of flooring.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is one of the easiest materials to clean. The ideal way to clean up a tile floor made would be mopping it with warm water and dish soap. Squeaky clean ceramic floors can also be attained by washing the floor by hand with an all-purpose cleaner. Vacuuming and sweeping the floor may also clean the floors entirely, but you need to pay attention to the edges and the corners where dirt and dust may accumulate. Make sure to scrape dirt off the tiles by using a brush, then wipe it off using a wet mop or rag. You should also check the grout and see if it needs to be cleaned.

Hardwood

For many homeowners in Oceanside, hardwood flooring is the most coveted flooring material. However, wood floors can be expensive, and installing them requires the help of a skilled professional. Cleaning wood floors requires using solutions that prevent damage to the material, such as water with a few drops of dishwashing liquid. If the wood flooring is smooth, vacuuming it would collect a huge amount of dust and dirt. Sweeping or dry mopping can also clean hardwood flooring, and it won’t harm the material because no chemicals are used. If you’re going to wet mop the floor, make sure to go with the grain of the wood in smooth strokes.

Laminate

Laminate floors are one of the cheapest flooring options, and cleaning this type of material after a home renovation requires only a small effort. Laminate flooring can be cleaned by sweeping or vacuuming, but you can also use a solution of warm water mixed with vinegar to wipe dirt off the surface. Don’t do traditional wet mopping, but you can use a damp mop with very hot water and a few drops of dish soap.

If you’re looking for flooring such as tile, hardwood, laminate, or carpet in Oceanside, reach out to the flooring experts at Unique Flooring. Stop by our showroom to see what we have to offer, or give us a call today at 760-454-1436 for a free quote.

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