Whether your floor was out of marble, porcelain, tiles, vinyl, hardwood, terrazzo, laminated, cork, or even bamboo flooring you of course have to maintain your floor to keep it clean, shiny, and long lasting. There are different rules in maintaining floor for each material needs different treatment.
Marble is one of the most beautiful materials for flooring. It is shiny, luxurious, and has an amazing pattern in its smooth, cold surface. Marble is basically made out of sedimentary of deposited sea shells with billion years’ progress to corporate the materials until it formed a solid rock we now call marbles. Regarding to this, any acid contains may ruin marble; you will be ended up in dust of white sands if you use acid to clean marble. Use clean soft cloth to clean marble. Simple cleaning solution can be made out of baking soda combined with warm water. Let it air dried, then rinse your marble with clear water.
Then you may dry it with water absorbent cloth. Never use abrasive materials to scrub marble floorings! Brooms are prohibited in marble flooring: try dust mops and sponge mops to clean your marble flooring. You won’t want any scuff on your expensive flooring. To keep your polished marbles from having scuff, try to put your furniture on carpets or rugs, or place pads or another protector on the foot of your furniture’s such as cabinets, drawers, or couches. Easy solution may include gluing a scratch of felt on the bottom of your furniture’s foot. Therefore, there won’t be any scratch and scuffs when you’re moving them. Remove any stain with warm water, and your marble flooring would do just fine.
In cleaning hardwood floor, you need to make sure whether it is sealed or not for it may need different treatments—also based on sealer ingredient! Floors with surface seals are easy to clean and to maintain, however, penetrating seal treated or oil treated floorings can be trickier and you might need some paste or liquid wax to maintain them; this treatment is also for unfinished, lacquered, varnished, or shellacked floorings. Use hardwood specially designed vacuum cleaner and vacuum your floor at least once a week and use dry mop to mop your hardwood flooring. Pads and carpets or rugs can be useful to avoid scratch and scuff and never dent your flooring by stepping in with high heels! And don’t forget to keep it from sunlight as it will discolor your hardwood floorings; close the curtains during the day.
Vinyl floorings require regular sweeping with soft brush and cleaning with water and detergent while laminated floorings can be maintained by wiping with damp mop with spray of laminate-special cleaning agent. It is very important to maintain your flooring for it will protect your flooring from possible damage, as well as to protect yourself. Bad flooring may be slippery from liquid spill or sticky from sugar based or food spills that you wouldn’t want to get in to with. Well maintained floorings are easier to clean and, of course, has better appearance than those that are not maintained, so keep in mind to maintain your flooring at least once a week with regular cleaning.