Two Great Tips to Keep Your Floors Shining

May 20th, 2011No Comments

custom flooring Outer BanksAs experts to custom flooring on the Outer Banks, CK Custom Kitchens would love to give you a few pointers on how to keep floors clean.  We know that they attract a lot of grime from the outside, and sometimes the dirt is just too thick to come off. Even though hardwood floors, tile floors, stone or other hard-surfaced floors can add much value to your home, they can be a pain when grime gets stuck to it. And so we would like to offer you some tips of the trades to keep your home floors permanently beatiful.

Grandma’s Secret

  • custom flooring outer banksVinegar: If your floor seems dull and worn to the core, make a solution of 3 cups of vinegar mixed with a half-gallon of warm water for an easy mop up towards renewing your floor. Be warned, however, the one exception to this tip is a marble floor: you should never use vinegar on marble floors. Apply the vinegar solution to the floor, as you normally would when cleaning a floor, with your wet mop, and allow time to dry. It will make your floor sparkle anew and bring it back to life.
  • Use a Squeegee: Ceramic tile floors are not only functional, but beautiful, as well. They have a strong tendency, however, to dull over time. As a result, it can be very unattractive compared to a more polished tile on bathroom floors. The trick to keeping your ceramic tile shine is a window squeegee. Use your wet mop to spread a soapy solution on the floor. To save from back pains, put your squeegee on an extended pole. Then draw the squeegee across the floor, removing the soap-water and leaving a clean, sparkling floor. After each stroke, wipe the squeegee with a dry towel, and repeat.

The Modern Grandmother

These 2 tips are excellent pointers for anyone who is having a tough time keeping their floors beautiful.  The more regularly done, the cleaner your floors will always be! And remember, if you’re looking to remodel your home floors, CK Custom Kitchens will be happy to help!

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