Cleaning Kitchen Floors

It takes a lot of time and effort to remodel and install new kitchen floors. It also uses up a lot of the money that we had saved up to take the perfect vacation – but decided to spruce up our home instead. With all of this effort we do not want to squander it away by not taking care of the new floors and letting them become worn out and dinged up within the first month of having them.

Because of this you need to be able to clean your kitchen floors every day and in the right way. Most of us do not understand the proper way to clean the floors and can take the finish off of them or leave them more filthy then when we started.

Wood Floors

For everyday cleaning you should use a broom on them. This will help to keep dust and food off of them and should always be done at the end of the day. Once or twice a week you should mop them – making sure to not use too much water or else it will warp them. Once a week or every two weeks you can use a special wood cleaner – which will help them to keep their shine.

Laminate Flooring

This is a type of fake wood flooring – but is much cheaper to use in our kitchens. However, it is not difficult at all to clean. Again you should use the broom on it every night in order to keep all the dirt off of it. Mopping is a great way to keep it looking clean and shiny. Just remember that with these fake woods you should never use wood cleaners. These will usually remove the finish from them.

Tile, Ceramic, and Linoleum

These types of kitchen flooring are some of the easiest for anyone to clean. You can use either the broom on these floors. Most people might try to use the vacuum. You can use this on all but the linoleum because it might scuff it.

You should also mop them – though you might have to do this more often. The tiles especially can become dirty very quickly and that dirt can become stuck in between each tile. When in doubt you can get on your hands and knees and do a quick scrub.