For example, I’ve worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo — to name a few. I added the Pumpkin to the photo just to drive the Cinderella part home! Glue: A well-dried spot of white school glue can be taken out of a carpet with 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water. Any suggestions to get these spots out? In my opinion, if you have a lot of wide open tile surfaces (like homes in Florida and other beach communities often do), then you’ll get more use out of this than someone with a lot of hardwood floors. For larger spills, dab at the spill blot with a dishwashing soap solution and try a commercial carpet stain remover, but you may require a professional cleaner depending on your carpet’s material content to get nail polish out. Step Four – Finally, rinse off the vinegar as for the second round with warm water to wash out the vinegar and baking soda left on the floor tiles.
If you have streaks with a steam mop and cleaning the mop head frequently doesn’t solve the problem, you might need to use distilled water (purchase by the gallon at your local grocery or drug store). To remove mold or mildew in areas like bathrooms, dissolve ¾ cup of bleach in a gallon of water and clean with a mop or soft brush, but always do a patch test in a hidden area first, to be sure the mixture won’t damage the tile’s finish. The ratio should be one cup of ACV with one gallon of tap water. Even though regular tap water is what’s recommended, they do state in the manual that distilled water is a good alternative. All of this is good enough for me (and my new or old floors). Some households are tougher on their floors than others. All kitchen floors should be durable and easy to clean, but some households are tougher on their floors on a more frequent basis. No doubt about it, kitchen floors take a beating. Similarly, the floors in a household with many active children will likely take more of a beating than those in a kitchen belonging to a single senior.
Certified kitchen designers, says Petrie, will work with homeowners to refine flooring choices. ’ Then we work through dozens of questions to determine whether we can make that material work for them or if there’s a good alternative,” he says. Overall, I had a good experience with my first Monster steam mop and I appreciate the technology behind Euroflex USA‘s steam cleaning products. Hardwood floors are considered a good investment, often increasing the value of a home. Though I like how it refreshes all of the throw rugs I have on my hardwood floors! I’m super thrilled with the results from steam cleaning my throw rugs — and even a thick pile shag carpet remnant! When it comes to cleaning my hardwood floors, I’ve chosen to take the overly cautious route and only use the Bona spray mop & hardwood floor cleaner as my everyday hardwood floor cleaner — at least until I can find enough supporting documentation which proves that even super hot, dry steam is safe enough for regular use on hardwood floors. I’m happy to report that the pressurized steam does, indeed, dry quickly — which is super important to me. The final step in the cleaning process is to dry your floors with a clean rag or towel.
When wet, tile floors can be slippery. Pros: Ceramic tile is an attractive, affordable, durable and easy-to-clean flooring choice. Pros: Wood floors are comfortable underfoot and have a warm appearance that seamlessly blends the kitchen with adjacent living spaces. Pros: Porcelain tile is created with color all the way through the tile, so damage is less likely to show. Being a two in one steamer mop and vacuum, you save a lot because the prices of a steamer and a vacuum are way too costly for this combo. Steam cleaning with the Italian-designed Monster mop is an environmentally friendly way to clean and sanitize your tile floors, carpets, and rugs. So I don’t have any apples-to-apples comparison points between the Bona spray mop and the Monster steam mop when used on tile flooring. And I really like this, the Bona cleaning pad is machine washable. Although the Bona spray mop has a tile floor cleaner that you can use in the Bona spray mop (in addition to the hardwood floor cleaner) I’ve never used the Bona on my tile floors.
Those are the areas I’ve found need it weekly. 1. Sweep or dust mop wood floors daily, especially in entryways and other areas prone to heavy traffic. This will protect the floors and can be replaced if your style preferences change with time. When you have it painted you will have to put a topcoat on it to protect it from wear. However, it may not have been exactly the best thing to happen to some industries, especially real estate. A lot of real estate brokers swear by the fact that it’s the kitchen that makes or breaks a deal and if you’re going to renovate one room in your house, the kitchen is definitely the place to start. If you’re planning to leave old carpet down, the old carpet must be cleaned first. By the way, one sales rep said the Monster steam mop kills dust mites, so you’re encouraged to use it on your mattress and fabric furniture.