How to Clean Floors

Dirty floors got you down? Hometalk can help! Take a look at our best, new, and top DIY floor cleaning projects. We have ideas to help you save time and money. Check out our slideshows, videos, and discussion boards to help you take your floors from drab to fab! Get rid of those scuff marks and stains and make your floors shine.

Floor Cleaning Made Easy
Dust before you wipe
Vacuum or sweep your floor before cleaning. Take care not to use a beater bar or coarse bristles as these can leave scratches.
Prepare your surface
Wipe floors with a microfiber mop and a touch of cleaning solution before a deep clean to prep the surface.
Use heavy strokes for deep clean
After a light wipe, go over the surface again. This time, soak a mop and use heavier strokes to get a deep clean.
Avoid streaks and patches
Leave floors until they're approximately 95% dry before spot cleaning. This ensures you aren’t left with streaks or patchy areas.
Maintain a clean floor
Daily dusting is the best way to maintain a clean floor. Complement regular light and deep cleans by using a dry microfiber mop to remove dust.
Top Projects for Cleaning Floors

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Popular Slideshows for Cleaning Floors

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Floor Cleaning Videos

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Homemade Grout, Tile and Tub Cleaner

I’m always on the lookout for cheap green cleaning ideas and store bought grout cleaner is super toxic. As you can imagine, I was ecstatic to find this green recipe! Not only did I already have all the ingredients at home, but it actually did an amazing job at putting the shine back in the tile and grout all around my home. Step 1: Collect your supplies

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