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How To Make Your Kitchen Floor Sparkle!

 

For many of us, the kitchen can be the most loved place in our home but it can also be the messiest one! From high traffic and oil splatters to spilled food and drinks, the kitchen floor is usually exposed to more daily wear and tear than any other room. With this in mind, keeping your kitchen floor sparkling clean can seem a bit overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be a daunting task! That's why our flooring experts have gathered some of the best hacks to help you clean your floor and prevent any build-up, whether it’s vinyl or wood flooring. 

Depending on the flooring type in your kitchen, the substances and tools that you use can vary. However, some general go-to tasks work in every kitchen. Like sweeping every day to prevent a buildup of crumbs and hair and mopping regularly to remove sticky grease and liquids. 

But for proper results, it’s important to understand what is best for your flooring material. Read more to explore the best hacks and tips for cleaning vinyl, laminate, and wood kitchen floors.

 

 

How to make vinyl kitchen floors sparkle

 

Vinyl flooring is one of the most popular choices for kitchens as it is water-resistant, comfortable to walk on, and easy to clean. With proper care, your vinyl floor can also keep its original shine for many years - you also don't need expensive cleaning products for your vinyl floor. Instead, learn how to clean your flooring by using the most accessible products available, which you may have in your home already! For example, use apple cider vinegar and water to make a simple cleaning solution for everyday washing, or baking soda to remove stains from wine. 

 

Get in the habit of quickly cleaning the floor every evening, clean up spills straight away and sweep frequently. Keeping your floor in good shape and not letting any dirt get ground in, is the key to keeping your kitchen floor clean. It’s also helpful to use doormats to protect your vinyl floor from chemicals that can cause it to yellow. 

 

Remember: Too much water is vinyl’s worst enemy as soaking the floor can cause damage to the glue that keeps the vinyl fixed. 

 

 

How to make wood kitchen floors sparkle

 

Similar to vinyl floors, it is important to make sure you don’t soak the floor with water and use a damp mop instead. As a cleaning solution choose plain soap and water or a product suggested by a specialist. Additionally, when cleaning, it’s best to work your way around the floor, finishing one small area at a time. 

 

If you’re dealing with a wood floor, you should never use a steam mop, it can result in moisture possibly getting into the wood and warping it. It’s also important that you’re not using harsh chemicals such as ammonia, pine oil, or chlorine bleach. Always read the label and follow only experts' guidelines. This is because many acrylic-based products promise to make your wood floor sparkle and can cause more harm than good.

 

How to make laminate kitchen floors sparkle

 

After some time, your laminate floors can become dull and require a little refinishing to make them sparkle. So how can you make your laminate floor shine again?

 

First of all, don’t be tempted to apply wax! Instead, make sure you polish your laminate after cleaning. Buff the floor with a gentle cloth using circular motions and use only products suggested by flooring specialists or even better, make a homemade cleaning solution yourself - using vinegar and alcohol! These two ingredients will help you to maintain the natural brightness of your laminate floor. 

 

Remember: Laminate surfaces are easy to scratch. That's why you should always use a soft-bristle broom to sweep, or a soft attachment when vacuuming. Also, avoid using abrasive cleaners as they take the shine off your laminate floor!

 

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