The best ways to clean your wood, laminate and tile floors

The best ways to clean your wood, laminate and tile floors

Not all floors are created equal – in fact, different surfaces require different cleaning techniques to get the best results. Here are a few tips on the most effective ways to clean common types of flooring.

 

Not all floors are created equal – in fact, different surfaces require different cleaning techniques to get the best results. Here are a few tips on the most effective ways to clean common types of flooring.

Hardwood floors

Sweep before you mop
Clearing the way of any excess dust and hair will make for smooth sailing (or mopping, in this case). You should try to sweep your wood floors at least once a week to help prevent too much build-up.

Prevent damage
You shouldn’t wet mop hardwood floors, as it can cause water damage and potentially even rot. Instead, floor wipes are a good option – but mean you have to get down on your hands and knees to clean – and then attempt to get back up again!

Instead, the new Flash Speedmop has cloths that are 2 x thicker and wetter than regular floor wipes, but are safe to use on finished wooden floors. So you can stand up to dirt, and give your floors a powerful clean without damaging them.

Go with the grain
Be sure to mop with and not against the natural grain of the wood, as this will help ensure the longevity of your hardwood floors.

Laminate flooring

Say goodbye to scratches
If moving furniture when cleaning your laminate floor, be careful to lift it instead of dragging it to avoid scratching and abrasions. Also, avoid using anything abrasive to clean it, such as steel wool or scouring pads, as this could lead to scratches too.

Clean without the damage
Again, mopping laminate floors can cause damage, as too much water can cause the laminate to swell and warp.

Instead, bust out the Flash Powermop, which can power through grime with just enough cleaning solution and moisture, without damaging your laminate.

Tiled floors

Quick action is key
Clean up spills as quickly as possible so your tile grout won’t stain.

Be careful not to scratch the surface
Take precautions when moving heavy objects across a ceramic tile floor. Lifting and gently lowering furniture will help prevent cracking or scratches. Also don’t use steel wool, scouring powders, or other abrasives that can scratch the finish of your ceramic tile.

Save precious time
You can clean floor tiles with a mop and bucket, but it’s so much hassle! The heavy bucket of water and smelly mop make this task pretty laborious – and then there’s the waiting time while the floors dry.

For a speedy clean, the new-and-improved Flash Powermop is two times faster than a mop-and-bucket clean. The pads absorb and lock away dirt and grime, and are safe to use on any surfaces, including finished wood*. Light and easy to use, the Speedmop is perfect for your everyday floor clean.

* Don’t use Speedmop and Powermop on unfinished floors, waxed/oiled wooden boards or carpets, as they may be water sensitive.

What daily dirt on your floors do you find tough to deal with? Let us know in the comments section below…

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Red wine

09/04/2020

Red wine and curry stains are the worst

4 paws x 3

20/03/2020

with 3 dogs running in and out the floors get mighty grubby

lifes no fun without muck

HappyandfunXXXXX 27/02/2020

From grimy grandkids to dirty dogs the floor sure does take a hammering from all year -round fun! After I have swept I put a floor wipe down on the floor then put the broom on top and can then clean the floor too without having to get down on your creaky knees! - but you must always sweep first or you may cause scratches if those tiny little stones that you can't easily see are lurking in your kitchen. The Flash Powermop looks like the mop of my dreams!

Messy floors

21/02/2020

I always have trouble with oil splashing onto the kitchen floor from cooking on the hob...dries sticky and more dirt gets caught up on it! D:

Flash is all you need

05/02/2020

My mum always used flash when I was a girl and now Ive caught the bug. I love using Flash for all of my cleaning routines. It always reminds me of home.

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