If we’re being totally honest, floor cleaning isn’t at the top of anyone’s ‘Favourite Jobs’ list. Keeping your floors clean is a never-ending process and no matter how clean you and your family might be, your floors will always need to be cleaned regularly. Despite it being a never-ending, thankless task, a clean floor says a lot about your home or business.
To help control dust, dirt and allergens, it’s recommended that you clean your hard floors at least once a week (even more frequently if you have pets or an active household). Kitchen floors need routine cleaning due to food messes that can encourage bacteria to spread around.
If you are a business owner, then the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends regular floor cleaning as contamination is the largest cause of slip accidents. The HSE recommends the use of a commercial floor cleaning machine to effectively wash, scrub and dry the floor. Don’t forget, first impressions do count and a clean floor will help you attract customers!
In this post, we’re going to give you the rundown of why nobody cares about stone floor cleaning!
“The Floor Will Just Get Dirty Again…”
Well, this is true – but it’s not a reason to not clean up! Think about the other areas of your home or business that regularly need cleaning – would you stop cleaning your bathroom for fear of it just getting dirty in the future? Of course not!
Understandably, the floor getting messy again is a huge factor for busy homes and those with children and pets. But, clean floors inspire confidence and style in any setting and using the right equipment and taking the necessary steps means that floor cleaning need not be such a chore. Instead of using laborious mops and buckets, choose a quality hard floor cleaning machine, coupled with a powerful hard floor cleaning solution to cut through dirt and grime and leave the floor gleaming!
“A Mop & Bucket is Enough”
For most people, using a mop and bucket to clean their floors is enough. But the truth is that this usually just spreads dirty water across the floor. For stone floors, that are naturally porous, any dirty, grey or black water can penetrate the surface of the stone, dulling the colour and shine and ruining the look of the floor. Mopping also spreads the water into the corners of the room, where there isn’t any traffic, which can be difficult to rectify.
Why not read ‘Is My Mop And Bucket Damaging My Stone Floor?‘ for more insights.
“The Floor Has Been Sealed Once Before”
Those who are familiar with our previous posts will know that we are incredibly passionate about natural stone floor sealing. Sealing your natural stone floors keeps them protected and looking their best long into the future. That said, some of you might be under the impression that just because your floor has been sealed, it doesn’t need to be cleaned as regularly. This isn’t right – your floor sealer works to hinder the progress of contaminants penetrating deeply into the surface, but that doesn’t make it foolproof. Even if your natural stone floor is sealed, you should quickly remove any spills that could stain and carefully vacuum any debris before attempting to clean the surface.
It’s also vital to have a programme in place for sealing and resealing your natural stone floors to ensure they last a lifetime!
“The Floor is Soaking Wet Afterwards”
If you do clean your floors with a mop and bucket then the chances are that it will be pretty wet long after you have finished the task. Again, if you live in a busy household with pets or children then wet floors are an absolute no-no. We know customers that used to only be able to clean their floors late into the night when the children had gone to bed and the pets were feeling sleepy. Not only is a soaking wet floor unpleasant to walk on, it can also be very slippery (again, not an option if you have children) and, if you have pets, visible paw marks are left on wet floors, totally undermining the point of cleaning in the first place.
The solution to a wet floor after cleaning is to use a hard floor scrubber dryer.
“I Could Be Doing Something Else…”
This is very true – nobody really enjoys floor cleaning. This is particularly true when using a laborious mop and bucket, or flimsy floor cleaning machine. That said, when using a high-quality hard floor scrubber dryer for floor cleaning it really can be a joy! There will always be something more fun to do than cleaning your floors, but you can give yourself the best chance by using the right tools and sealing your floor regularly to help make it easier to clean ongoing.
As we’re passionate about floors and floor cleaning, we understand that making floor cleaning easier benefits everyone. We know that clean floors inspire confidence and style in any setting and are committed to providing the products and equipment to making it simpler and easier to achieve the perfectly clean floor.
Transform Floor Cleaning With KleanSTONE…
Gleaming floors inspire confidence and style in any setting, whether domestic or commercial. Here at KleanSTONE, we supply advanced floor cleaning solutions to help you achieve a spotlessly clean, perfectly finished floor without the elbow grease. Our stone floor cleaners tackle spills, stains and everyday grime with ease for a healthier, happier home or work environment.
Our products extend the lifespan of your flooring with powerful, effective cleaning that is gentle enough to use every day and perfect for floors in your home or business, inside and out.
Aside from offering a range of products for stone floor cleaning, we love to share our knowledge and experience from our years helping customers succeed at extending the lifespan of your floors. Read more on the KleanSTONE Blog, explore our Help & Guides or download our range of Cleaning Guides and learn more about how to care for your natural and engineered stone floors so that they last a lifetime!
Further Reading on the KleanSTONE Blog:
- A KleanSTONE Guide To Stone Flooring
- Which Floor Sealer Is Right For Me?
- Should I Seal My Outside Patio?
- Floor Sealing: The Most Important Thing You Are Not Doing
- Cleaning Quarry Tile Floors
- How To Seal Your Stone Floors
- Is My Mop And Bucket Damaging My Stone Floor?
- How Do I Clean My Natural Stone Floor?
- KleanSTONE, The Pet Safe Floor Cleaner
- What is Travertine?
- Everything You Need To Know About Your Slate Floor…