8 tips for maintaining and cleaning all types of floors at home

8 tips for maintaining and cleaning all types of floors at home
Various types of floors (parquets, varnished parquets, laminates, plastic floors…etc) can be restored to their original shine and cleanliness with the help of various tips from experienced craftsmen. The advice is also intended to deal with damage to floors.

  1. Parquet cleaning – parquet floors can be scraped a maximum of 5 to 6 times. Every subsequent scraping is risky. The parquet (or part) can then easily “jump” out of its existing position. Parquet workers (craftsmen) usually charge for these services “according to the square meter of the floor”. If the parquet is dirty only in one place, then you can carefully scrape that part of the floor with a piece of glass (making sure that no indentation remains). Then scrape the parquet with a wire. After that, free the parquet from dust with a cloth or a vacuum cleaner.
  2. Coating the parquet floor (or part of the floor) – by scraping the parquet or part of the parquet, the dirt was removed. Carefully coat the parquet again with a thin layer of parquet paste (in solid or liquid form). Leave for 3 to 4 hours. Then polish the parquet with a woolen cloth to a complete shine. Make sure that no dust falls on the parquet while you work (because dust with parquet lubricant creates ugly dark spots).
  3. Do not scrub the parquet or create moisture – such parquet will easily swell and then easily destroy light partition walls as well as facade walls.
  4. Coating the parquet with colorless varnish – varnish for coating the parquet can be found in paint and varnish stores. Varnish is most often a mixture of so-called hardener for varnishing (composed of 2 parts of varnish and one part of hardener). Or ask the vendors to make this mix at the store.
  5. There must be no grease on the floor before varnishing the floors – seal all the joints between the boards with a special grout for grouting parquet (which is actually a white mass similar to plaster). The first coating with colorless varnish is done after the white mass has dried. It is necessary to perform another coating or final coating with the same mixture of varnish and hardener.
  6. Coating is done with a new and high-quality brush – with 1 kilogram, you can coat the floor, i.e. about 9 square meters of floor space.
  7. Cleaning floors made of linoleum, podolite or other plastic floors – these types of floors are very sensitive and get dirty easily. Make sure that a person does not walk on these floors in shoes with metal soles or that sand is applied (from the shoe), as this damages the glaze. It is best to clean these floors with a warm solution of water and soap and never with any detergent and scrubbing. The soap and water solution should be mild. After the floor has dried, then coat that floor with a thin layer of parquet paste. Leave for 3 to 4 hours and then polish the floor with a woolen cloth. Half-liter packages of cleaning and polishing agents for these floors are enough for 50 square meters.
  8. Wooden floors – plank floors are the easiest to clean. It is necessary to remove stains and dust (with a broom or vacuum cleaner). Painting is the next part of the job. This type of floor is normally maintained later (after painting) by occasional wiping with a solution of water and liquid soap. This is the most cost-effective way of cleaning apart from other expensive ways of cleaning and maintaining wooden (and other) floors.



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