5 Tips to Keep your Kitchen Floors Clean

Looking for cleaner floors in the kitchen? Use these 5 helpful tips to keep your kitchen floors clean.

With how often the kitchen is used it’s no surprise that it’s difficult to keep clean, especially the floors. Spills, dust, and crumbs tend to accumulate quickly. If you’re feeling frustrated, these tips to keep your kitchen floors clean are sure to help with the mess.

Place Doormats at Every Entrance

Washable doormats are your best friend to help keep floors clean. Get in the habit of wiping shoes off when entering the home and then removing your shoes at the door. This will keep the mess by the door so you can easily wash the doormat instead of the floors.

Keep a No Shoe Policy

If you’re looking to keep germs and dirt out of your home, make sure to use a no shoe policy. Shoes pick up all kinds of dirt and bacteria outside, you never know what they will bring in. Be smart and keep shoes by the door or mudroom so dirt isn’t tracked throughout the house.

Sweep Daily

You may not want to hear this but sweeping every day makes a big difference. It prevents dust, crumbs, hair and dirt from building up. Daily sweeping will also make it a lot easier next time you mop because you won’t have to fight against build up.

Mop the Floor Weekly

Taking time to mop the floor every week will ensure that there isn’t a thick layer of dirt built up. It also means less energy and elbow grease while mopping weekly because your floors will simply be cleaner than usual.

Clean Spills Immediately

If a food spill is not cleaned up immediately, it can be accidentally stepped in and moved all over the floor. Spills will also harden and become difficult to clean the longer they are left on the floor.

How to Clean Different Floor Types

Now that we know how to keep kitchen floors clean longer, it’s time to look at how to clean each type of floor effectively.

Laminate Flooring

  • Avoid soap-based solutions because they leave laminate floors looking dull. 
  • Use a diluted solution of water and vinegar to remove marks and stains.
  • To protect the floor, invest in felt pads or feet covers for furniture legs.

Vinyl Flooring

  • Avoid using too much water or it will seep into cracks and cause the flooring to lift.
  • Use a baking soda and water paste to rub stains out of the floor.
  • Avoid steam cleaning on vinyl floors.

Hardwood Flooring

  • Dish soap and warm water make a perfect cleaning solution.
  • Remove sticky stains with a damp cloth and wood floor cleaner.
  • Use a flat-head mop or microfiber pad to clean with the grain of the wood floor.
  • Avoid steam cleaning wood floors.

Tile Flooring

  • Tile flooring requires less maintenance than most floors so its easy to mop with warm water and an all-purpose cleaner.
  • Steam cleaning is also effective, especially with grime and build up in the grout.

If you’re looking for a cleaner kitchen without extra effort, give us a call today! We are always ready to help.