8 No-Sweat Tricks to Clean Any Type of Floor

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You will want to take a look at this helpful list of 8 no-sweat tricks to clean any floor. This list has all sorts of cleaning advice for floor cleaning products. With tips and tricks for everything from laminate, cork, hardwood, bamboo, linoleum, vinyl, natural stone and porcelain this list will help you figure out which are the best natural cleaners and more. Using the right floor cleaning products will ensure that you don't damage your floor and leave it looking dull over time. Properly cleaning your floors will leave you floors and your house looking like new. Regardless of the type of floor, you have in your home; you always want to start off by vacuuming, sweeping or dry mopping first. You can also spot clean before you do your final floor cleaning.

When it comes to cleaning the floors, there is one natural floor cleaner recipe that works on a few different surfaces. White vinegar mixed with hot water is good for cleaning hardwood, linoleum, tiles and any washable surfaces in your home. You do however want to avoid using white vinegar on natural stone as it can damage the finish. Another natural floor cleaner recipe uses one cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup of washing soda, a tablespoon of vegetable oil based liquid soap and hot water. Combine all of these ingredients making sure to dissolve the washing soda and mop as you normally wood. A natural floor cleaner recipe for wood floor wax uses base oil, vodka, grated beeswax, carnauba wax and lavender essential oil. A wax is a semi-solid which will help feed and seal the wood. For best results, you alway want to use a wax when the wood is dry. For this natural wax recipe you will need to melt the base oil and the waxes in a double boiler, and then remove from heat and add the vodka and essential oil and mix well. Then pour into a clean heat resistant container and allow to harden. You can then use a rag to rub into the wood. To remove scuff marks or grease spills from kitchen floors, try sprinkling some baking soda over marks, then wipe with a warm, damp cloth. You can use this natural cleaning solution on no-wax floors also.

To clean bathroom floor that has hardwood, linoleum, tiles and any other washable surfaces you can use some white vinegar and hot water and mop as you normally would. White vinegar can also be used to clean bathroom glass and mirrors. Just put some white vinegar and water into a spray bottle, give the bottle a shake and clean glass and windows like usual. Thank you to the folks at the Real Simple site for sharing these best natural cleaners and tips for cleaning any floor. These are just a few of the best natural cleaners you will find on the site. You will also find all sorts of ideas from recipes, cleaning tips, food, home, style, life, holidays, shop, organizing and so much more. **

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