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

We have the top DIY floor cleaning ideas and projects all right here.

Floor Cleaning Videos

Need some video tutorials on how to get started cleaning your floors? Enjoy.

Vacuum Cleaning Tips

Want to get through some of your cleanings faster? Your vacuum cleaner is for more than just the floor and it can help you get through a lot of your cleaning in no time. Plus, I'll share a couple of extra tips along the way. You can see more of my crazy creations here

Six Ways to Use Tea Around Your House

Here are six different ways to use three different teas - black, green, and mint.You can use unused or used tea bags; however, in some of the tips, the tea must be dry. This is a great way to recycle your tea after you've enjoyed a spot of tea.

5 Ways to Clean With Baking Soda

Baking soda is a staple in every DIY'ers home. So, I'm giving you 5 awesome ways to use it in your cleaning routine!

Refresh Your Bathroom By Doing This One Thing

The grout in my laundry room has seen better days. I've tried many different methods of scrubbing the grout but I couldn't get it clean anymore so I decided to refresh it.

New Floor Cleaning Projects

We have tons of new DIY floor cleaning projects to get you started here.

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