Do you have Mkeka wa mbao vinyl flooring, laminate flooring ,Linoleum Marmoluem , Flotex or wood flooring? You might think that it is time to clean the floor and have brought out the scrubbing brushes, knee pads and soap? If so, you are about to make a mistake. Immediately put it all away and read this first.
THE ART OF CLEANING FLOORS
Unfortunately, you cannot scrub floors on your knees like your great grandmother or skate around on two scrubbing brushes like Pippi Long stocking. As consolation, you should know that there is a much faster way to get shiny, clean floors. By cleaning your floor in the right way, you get both a better result and a floor that lives longer.
HOW TO CLEAN A WOOD FLOOR
A wood parquet floor can readily be cleaned every week. Begin by vacuuming the wood floor with a soft nozzle or dry mop so that all dirt and dust vanish. Then wipe the floor with warm water and Pergo All round Floor Cleaner, a cleanser that removes all dirt without leaving a coat on the floor. If you use the wrong kind of cleanser, the floor can be damaged.
Oiled flooring should be treated with Pergo Maintenance Oil once a month. A few times a year or as necessary, you should also treat your floor to a treatment with a deep-acting oil that gives the floor nutrients, such as Pergo Deep oil care.
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HOW TO CLEAN A LAMINATE FLOOR
Just like with wood flooring, it is good to vacuum, dry mop or sweep the laminate floorcontinuously. To remove spills and stains, you should wipe the floor with a microfibre rag moistened with Pergo All round Cleaner, which is intended for laminate flooring. Always be careful not to overdose the cleanser. Also never use dish washing detergent in any form or soap, and never scrub with steel wool or another abrasive material since this can damage the surface and appearance of the floor.
Some stains are harder to remove than others. For example, if you happen to spill nail polish or ink on your laminate floor, you should clean it with acetone, household solvent or petrol.
Some surfaces with textures demand special treatment. Dirt sticks more easily to matt surfaces – so they need to be cleaned more often. On glossy surfaces, water marks sometimes occur so always dry with a dry mop efter wet cleaning. Laminate flooring that has bevelled edges shall also always be wiped dry so that water does not gather in the edges.
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HOW TO CLEAN MKEKA WA MBAO VINYL FLOOR
Vinyl flooring can stand up to a lot abuse, even in high-traffic areas of a house, but it still needs care and cleaning to keep it looking its best. Here’s how to clean vinyl floors.
Wipe up spills as soon as they happen with plain water. This helps prevent stains. You’ll need to clean your floor more thoroughly about once a week. First, vacuum or dry mop the floor to remove dust, hair and dirt. Then you’re ready to move on to a wet mop and a cleaning solution. There are commercial vinyl floor cleaners available, but you can make a simple, effective cleaner for vinyl floors by mixing apple cider vinegar with water. The vinegar’s acidity removes dirt without leaving a soapy film. Mix one cup of cider vinegar with a gallon of hot water. Use a damp mop to apply to the floor, rinsing the mop frequently with clean, hot water from another bucket or your sink. For extra cleaning power, add a few drops of liquid dishwashing soap to the water and vinegar mixture. Mop first with the soap mixture and then mop a second time with the water and vinegar mixture.
Here are tips on how to clean a vinyl floor that’s really dirty. You can remove stains from acidic substances like fruit juice, ketchup, tomato sauce or wine with a paste of baking soda and water. Rub it on the floor with a soft towel until the stain lifts. Clean the baking soda off the floor with a vinegar and water solution.
For tough stains from lipstick, crayons, paint or ink, apply rubbing alcohol or acetone to the spot and scrub with a soft-bristle brush. Don’t use steel wool or more abrasive brushes because they can scratch the floor. For nail polish stains, use nail polish remover.
For scuffs, spray WD-40 on a towel and use it to rub the scuffed area until the marks go away. Clean with the vinegar and water solution to get the WD-40 off the floor.
Another tip on how to clean floors: Don’t use paste wax polishes on your vinyl floor. They’ll leave a film on the floor that will build up over time. There’s a cheap and easy way to add shine to your floor: Put a few drops of baby oil into that vinegar and water cleaning solution we told you about earlier.
Don’t forget preventative care when considering how to clean vinyl flooring. Dirt and dust harm the finish of any floor, so keep doormats in front of exterior doors to keep dirt out of the house.
Knowing how to clean your mkeka wa mbao vinyl flooring will keep it looking lovely and make it last for years.
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Forbo Floor Care – Marmoleum Forbo Flooring Cleaning and Maintenance advice: Forbo Flooring Marmoleum collections are easy to clean and maintain, thanks to Topshield2, an innovative and durable factory finish which should not be removed. TheTopshield2 finish is part of the linoleum and the perfect base for your ongoing use of the floor. Initial clean before use Newly installed floors should not be wet cleaned within 3 days of installation. Remove all debris, dirt and dust off the floor and clean the floor with a neutral floor cleaner. For larger areas a scrubber dryer or a rotary machine (150-300 rpm) with a 3M red pad or equivalent may be used. Pick up dirty water with a wiper and mop or wet vacuum, rinse with clean water and allow floor to dry. If required dry or spray buff the floor with a rotary machine (150-300 rpm) and 3M red pad or equivalent. Note: if cement dust is present add approximately 2% of Citric or Acetic acid. The floor is now ready for use, and does not require any further treatment or finish application. If the application of additional finishes is being considered refer to FAQ’s later in this guide. Regular cleaning: The frequency of regular cleaning method will depend on the amount of traffic, soiling levels, desired appearance, and hygiene standards. • Remove dust and loose dirt by vacuum cleaning, sweeping or mopping. • Remove spots, stains and spillages with a damp mop and a neutral floor cleaner. As required: • Spray clean the floor with a rotary machine (150-300 rpm), a 3M red pad or equivalent and neutral floor cleaner Periodic Maintenance: The following maintenance actions should be used when needed to maintain a satisfactory level of appearance. • Remove dust and loose dirt by vacuum cleaning, sweeping or mopping. • Remove spots, stains and spillages with a damp mop and a neutral floor cleaner. • Spray Buff the floor with a rotary machine (300-500 rpm) and a 3M red pad or equivalent using a buffable floor maintainer to remove gloss irregularities and provide an even appearance.