Different surfaces require different cleaning agents and it is essential that the right agents and cleaning methods are adopted. Refer to the short guide below for a summary of how to clean the various floor types.

Carpet

Carpet cleaning is an easier exercise. Having the right cleaning products is all that it takes. Common stains are usually a nuisance on the carpets. The area with stain should be treated immediately because if it sits there for long, it will be hard to get rid of it. For solid spills like food, you can remove first with a spoon, add blot and water and vacuum severally using a high suction function. You can add more water as you suck until it is clean. If the stains are still stubborn, add 3% hydrogen peroxide to moisten the tufts for about an hour. Blot as you clean until it is sparkly clean.

To keep the texture and colour of your carpet fresh, you should regularly vacuum it to avoid soil piling up. A rotating brush vacuum cleaner is most preferred. Professional cleaning is required after a year or so depending on use factors and traffic. Snags and sprouts can be clipped using scissors but making sure not to pull as this will damage your carpet.

Parquet

This flooring looks good, affordable, and durable. The parquet flooring patterns fit well with any room in simple or intricate designs. To keep it fresh and clean regular maintenance is required.

Clearing your floor by vacuuming it is the first thing. This is essential as the vacuum cleaner is able to reach dirt stuck in the cracks considering that the floor is patterned by wood of different sizes. It also loosens dirt so that it can be scrubbed easily. Sweeping the floor using preferably a dry mop follows the vacuum cleaning. Finally, mop the parquet floor with water using a damp mop. Ensure you use as little water as possible in the process. Performing regular general cleaning using this procedure at least weekly is important. This is also to avoid unnecessary deep cleaning if it is done more frequent.

Cement

Concrete floors resist stain, durable and they are easy-to-clean. The problem with concrete is that it will soak up easily because of porosity. Periodic scrubbing is required for cement floors in order to keep them clean.

Spray the surface with a detergent and scrub it into the concrete using a stiff brush. Commercial solutions and bleach ammonia are good for removing stains on cement floors. Let the floor sit for some time, then scrub hard. Stamped or polished floors should not be cleaned using highly acidic solutions like bleach. Mild floor cleaners, stone cleaners, detergent (liquid dish), and Castile soap are perfect for indoor than outdoor floors. A concrete sealant is usually applied on cement floors to resist stains, though they need to be resealed after every three years.

Marble

This is porous and soft stone that needs great attention when cleaning it, so they need extra care. Avoiding small things that can damage floors and use suitable cleaning products can make your marble floor safer. Hot water should be used to clean the floors. This helps by cutting through the grime. As tougher solvents are not required in the cleaning process, hot water remains the best option. Distilled water is also used to reduce staining and discolouring of marble because there are no impurities or minerals in the water. A detergent is then added to the hot distilled water and mix. A microfiber soft mop is used to clean the marble floor after dipping it into the solution. Make short strokes as you mop your floor. Wring as you rinse your mop. Finally, mop using clean water.

Wash your floor frequently after any spill. Solutions with neutral PH should always be used and avoid air drying the floor as solutions will soak into the marble damaging it. To prevent staining, marble floors can be sealed using a recommended product specifically for marble.

Alternatively, you could get the help of professionals to ensure that your flooring receives the right care at the right time.