care – For a long lasting effect
use and misuse the floor in our house in a number of different
ways. Some of which are, not cleaning them regularly, rough usage
and improper usage of acids and detergents. Floors need specific
care, and not many people are aware of how to do it. But there
are a number of floor care techniques that can be followed for
a healthy, long lasting and durable floor under your feet. You
should be very careful while making a choice of how to clean your
floor by being material specific. For instance – if you
have marble flooring, the care measures will be completely different,
than those of a mosaic floor. Also if you are not too much into
house keeping, it is recommended that you choose a material that
requires minimal care and maintenance.
Following are some floor care tips according to flooring materials
that are used for flooring -
Hard wood floors - All you have to do is protect your
hard wood from direct sunlight, dents and hard cleaning detergents.
Also regular dusting is very essential.
Marble – Marble is the most beautiful and rich
looking flooring material. Marble can be blackened very quickly,
if not taken care of properly. So it is important that the floor
is mopped and swept daily with a lightly acidic detergent.
Ceramic tile - Ceramic tile care and maintenance is best
done with an electric polisher or scrubber. You can also use washing
soda and any low sudsing detergent with lots of water too.
Mosaic floor – Mosaic flooring is very hard and
durable and hence very low maintenance too.
Vinyl – If you have vinyl flooring, you must make
sure that you wipe up the spills as quickly as possible. Do not
use detergents and highly abrasive scrubs, use polish once in
all these care precautions and you will be assured of a long lasting,
durable floor under your feet. If you have painted floor, make
sure you give a fresh coat once in a while, as paint tends to
loose color and become dull fast. Also don’t paint your
floor in a light color, as stains remain stuck.
There are many floor care products in the market, for specific
floor types, go by the words of your reliable friends who have
had a good experience with a specific brand.
are many more flooring articles in our flooring
section. There is more specific information in the links at
the beginning of this article. They can guide you where you need
The difference is more than you think, or maybe not!
Carpet is best!
There is nothing like walking barefoot on great carpet
for Hardwood is easier than you think.
Just vacuum and you are done.