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How to Clean Kitchen Floor

June 1, 2020

Aside from cutleries and condiments to state-of-the-art appliances, greasy and hardened stains are also part of every kitchen area. These pesky blemishes often appear in the kitchen floor and come in the form of oil and juice spills, food splatters or even flour dustings. Even if you’re an obsessive cleaning freak, preventing these stains from touching your kitchen floor is an unusually hard task to achieve — and one that requires frequent cleaning. As soon as you see any traces of these blemishes on your kitchen floor, make a maintenance schedule right away.

In this article, we’ll show you a step-by-step guide on how to tidy up different types of kitchen floors — from vinyl, wood, ceramic and hardwood surfaces.

How to Clean Vinyl Floors

Vinyl is one of the most common flooring types in a kitchen area. Easy to tidy up and maintain, a vinyl surface can be scrubbed and wiped clean of any stain with little to no effort. However, it’s still important to remove any type of stain from the floor right away to have the easiest cleaning experience possible.

Cleaning Materials

  • Broom
  • Warm water
  • Mild soap detergent
  • Bucket
  • Soft cloth
  • Brush
  • Mop
  • Floor cleaner
  • Dry towels

Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide

  1. Sweep the floor to remove any dust or dirt that may be sticking to the surface. Make sure to sweep through each corner thoroughly to avoid any additional dirt from making contact with the cleaning solution.
  2. After sweeping the floor, pour some warm water on the surface and begin mopping the entire floor area.
  3. If the dirt still persists, add a mild soap detergent into the mix and mop the area again. Only use mild detergent and refrain from using dishwashing soap. If you’re seeing light bubbles in the solution, it’s a good sign that the detergent has been fully stirred.
  4. Use a mop or a cloth to scrub the floor gently. For hardened stains, get a soft-bristled brush and begin scrubbing the surface until clean.
  5. Pat the floor with a set of dry towels to dry the surface thoroughly. Wait for a few minutes for the entire area to dry. Once fully dry, you can resume using the entire kitchen floor area.

How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floors

Ceramic tile floors are very easy to tidy up and maintain. If you’re cleaning one, all you need to do is get the standard set of floor cleaning materials and you’re good to go.

Cleaning Materials

  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Soft sponge
  • Warm water
  • Mild soap detergent
  • Bucket

Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide

  1. Sweep the floor thoroughly to get rid of dirt and dust particles. Clean each and every corner — most especially the edges of appliances.
  2. Fill the bucket with warm water and add the detergent in the mix.
  3. Mop or sponge the floor using the cleaning solution and eliminate the stains by using a circular cleaning motion. If there aren’t any stains, warm water should work just fine. 
  4. Allow the floor to dry. Take note if the entire area has fully dried up before using the kitchen again.

How to Clean Wood Floors

The secret to cleaning wood laminate floors lies in avoiding too much water from soaking up the surface. Too much water can work its way into the seams, leading to floor swelling and damage.

Cleaning Materials

  • Broom
  • Bucket
  • Warm Water
  • White vinegar
  • Sponge or soft cloth

Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide

  1. Sweep the floor thoroughly by going from each corner of the kitchen area to every appliance.
  2. Mix one cup of vinegar and lukewarm water in a bucket. 
  3. Pour a generous amount of the solution onto the soft cloth and let it soak for a few seconds. You can also dip a sponge into the mix.
  4. Begin wiping the floor using the cloth or sponge to remove any hardened stains or greasy spills.
  5. Rinse and wring the cloth or sponge after every use and repeat the process.
  6. Allow the floor to dry before resuming work in the kitchen area.

How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Avoid using water on hardwood floors as it can discolor and damage the surface. The best way to clean this type of flooring is by dusting and minimal mopping.

Cleaning Materials

  • Broom
  • Hardwood floor cleaner
  • Microfiber mop

Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide

  1. Sweep the floor thoroughly to remove dust and dirt particles — from the open kitchen area to the crevices of every corner.
  2. Get the special hardwood floor cleaner and apply it directly to the microfiber cloth. Scrub the entire surface until stains are removed.
  3. Allow the flooring to dry thoroughly.

Keep Your Kitchen Free From Dirt and Germs

The kitchen is where you prepare meals and store your dishes — and it should stay this way. Keep sickness-causing bacteria and germs from crashing the party by maintaining a clean and dirt-free environment — both in the kitchen area and your home. If you’re on the lookout for a dependable and efficient home cleaning service, give us a call here at Homefresh! Our dedicated team of cleaners are here to give your home the tough cleaning it deserves — from dusting, scrubbing, wiping and the full scope of home cleaning.

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