• Is Mopping Enough to Get Tile or Vinyl Floors Clean Over Time?

    Keeping tile and vinyl floors clean over time takes more than just mopping.

    Is Mopping Enough to Get Tile or Vinyl Floors Clean Over Time? Tile and vinyl floors are a popular and attractive flooring choice in many homes. They are beautiful and come in a huge variety of colors and styles. They are also durable flooring options, and you can generally expect to get a long life out of your tile or vinyl floor with proper maintenance.

    But is mopping enough to get tile or vinyl floors clean over time? Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining your tile or vinyl floors, and why professional cleaning is a great way to help ensure your flooring is long lasting.

    Clean Sweep

    Left too long, dirt on your floor can get ground into your tile or vinyl. Once it’s ground in, it can affect the luster and shine, as well as the surface, of your floor. Sweeping your floor daily can help reduce the dirt and debris that can damage your floor.

    Mopping with Purpose

    Mopping is essential to maintain the surface of your tile or vinyl floor. There are some things to keep in mind with mopping.

    Water in moderation. Don’t soak your floor with too much water. It can seep down into the cracks and seams and damage your floor from underneath causing the adhesive to give out. On tile floors too much water can break down the grout over time.

    Be careful with your products. You don’t need super powered scrubbing cleaners on your flooring. Use the mildest products you can to preserve the surface of your tile and vinyl. Water and vinegar are a great choice for general cleaning. If you do buy cleaning products, make sure they’re the right ones for the type of floor you have.

    Protective Measures

    Because dirt and debris are the primary culprits in the degradation of tile and vinyl floors, there are two primary things you can do to protect it. First, place a doormat by entrances to catch as much dirt as possible on footwear coming inside from outside.

    Second, don’t drag furniture around on the floor. Consider putting protective footing on your furniture or casters to make moving furniture easy. Scratches and scuffs from furniture are one of the things that can cause tile and vinyl to look less than new. Protect it between professional cleanings to get the most out of your flooring.

    Why Professional Cleaning?

    Even if you sweep every day and mop regularly, you will find that your grout lines can still get grimy and your floor can lose its luster. Professional cleaning can return grout lines to their original color and renew the luster of your vinyl floor, all while saving you hours on your hands and knees scrubbing at it.

    While taking proactive steps can extend the life and luster of your tile or vinyl flooring on your own, call in the professionals when your floor gets to the point that regular moppings are no longer really getting it clean.

    Regular cleaning not doing the trick? Make an appointment today to restore your tile and vinyl flooring. http://www.whitehallcarpetcleaners.com/make-an-appointment

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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