What You Really Need to Know About Cleaning Your Floors

At Tile & Stone Gallery, we care about your surfaces for the long run. It doesn’t end when you complete your purchase and we finish your installation! We want to make sure your new surfaces are cared for, the right way, for the long haul. Since floors tend to take the brunt of the wear and tear, let’s talk about how to properly clean your floors. 

Choosing Cleaning Products to Clean Your Floors

Walk down the cleaning supply aisle at Target, Menards, or Wal-Mart and you’ll see a dizzying array of options. From all-purpose cleaners to pricey options that claim to specialize in certain surfaces, how do you know which is the best? HINT: If it says “natural” - that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for your surface!

Our best advice is to skip the cleaning supply aisle and head online. Our number one resource for surface cleaners is 1877 Floor Guy

Over on that website, you’ll see cleaning products laid out by flooring type and flooring manufacturer. There’s also a helpful blog and video library to help you choose the product (and method) that will keep your floor looking its very best. 

The Right Frequency to Clean Your Floors

Our recommended frequency for floor cleaning depends on two factors - surface type and traffic. 

Most floors can be swept weekly and deep cleaned with a mop or specialty cleaner every month or so. You may want to increase the cleaning frequency for your kitchen floors, due to traffic and food bacteria, and cut back on lesser used areas of your home, such as closets. 

Head back over to 1877 Floor Guy for cleaning frequency recommendations for specific flooring types! 

If you’re still not confident in your cleaning regimen for your floors, we’d be happy to provide our professional opinion. Simply swing by the showroom or give us a call. We want your floors to last so you can enjoy your beautiful surfaces for years to come.