The birds are chirping, the grass is growing, and winter is finally behind us. It’s time to put away those winter boots that have been walking all over your beautiful floors all season long. Mud, snow, and salt get tracked all over your home, leaving a mess on your floors. Spring is the best time to get those floors back in tip-top shape. Here are some spring cleaning tips for each type of flooring to get you started:  

Tile Flooring

When it comes to tile, the first step to cleaning it is to sweep up or vacuum loose dirt, dust, pet hair, and other debris. One of the biggest benefits to ceramic tile is that it’s low maintenance and only requires warm water to properly clean it. It’s sometimes best to avoid using a sponge mop to clean tile because it can push dirt into the grout tracks of the flow.

Hardwood Flooring

With hardwood flooring, it’s perfectly okay to clean it by sweeping or vacuuming. It’s important never to use abrasive cleaning products on your hardwood to avoid scratching and gouging. However, there are cleansers made specifically for cleaning hardwood to keep the floors safe while removing the stubborn stains. After sweeping the entire floor, use a mop to wash the hardwood and remove any stains or spills.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring benefits greatly from occasional mopping. To prevent stains, it’s best to wipe up spills as soon as they happen with just plain water. To deep clean vinyl, it’s recommended to purchase a commercial vinyl flooring cleaner instead of just using whatever is most convenient. The plus side of vinyl is that it can stand up to a lot of abuse, but it still requires care and cleaning to keep it looking its best.

Laminate Flooring

When cleaning laminate floors, it’s best to vacuum the floor using a floor wand attachment. For general cleaning, you can get away with using a dust mop or a damp cloth. It’s essential to wipe up wet areas and allow them enough time to properly dry, as laminate flooring tends to be extra slippery when being cleaned.

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