Cleaning the living room floor: Tips for a fresh-smelling home

Cleaning the living room floor is essential to maintain the hygiene of this room of the house. The living room is often the space where children play and the place for family time. Cleanliness is important because your home’s living room is also for welcoming guests!
A clean floor not only makes a space look good, but it also helps prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Choosing the right cleaning products and methods is essential to keep the floor in optimal condition, preventing damage and wear.
Regular floor cleaning is also important for safety, reducing the risk of slips and accidents in the home. Taking the time to clean your floor is an investment in your health and well-being!

How to clean and freshen the living room floor

The cleanliness and freshness of the living room floor are crucial for creating a cosy and pleasant environment. To begin with, we recommend vacuuming or sweeping the floor to remove dust. Next, proceed with a more thorough cleaning using a cleaner specific to the type of floor in your living room. It is important to follow the product instructions and use the appropriate tools, such as a mop or microfibre cloths, to ensure safe and effective cleaning of the surface.

Floor cleaning products are often scented and specially formulated for surfaces, but you also have the option to choose natural products such as essential oils, which must be diluted in water. To best appreciate the fragrance, use a spray bottle and gently spread the scented solution on the floor and let it dry.
You can also place scented diffusers or candles in the living room to make the scent last longer. Remember to pay attention to the formulas of the products you use to avoid damaging the floor, and clean regularly to keep your living room fresh and smelling good.

Cleaning porcelain tile floors

Cleaning porcelain tile floors requires care and special products. To start, remove dust and debris with a broom or vacuum fitted with a soft brush. Next, choose a neutral detergent diluted in warm water and a mop or microfibre cloth to clean the floor. Avoid using acidic, abrasive or ammonia products that could damage the surface. For stubborn stains, use a cleaner specifically for porcelain tile. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. To keep the floor protected and shiny, we recommend occasionally applying a specific sealant for porcelain tile.

Cleaning a terracotta floor

Cleaning a terracotta floor requires care and delicacy. To start, remove dust and debris with a broom or vacuum equipped with a soft brush. Again, avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners that can damage the terracotta floor.
Prepare a solution of warm water and neutral detergent, and then use a mop or microfibre cloth to clean the floor. Be sure not to leave standing water on the terracotta and dry it well with a soft cloth. Periodically apply an oil or sealant specifically for terracotta to preserve its beauty and protect it from stains.

Cleaning a marble floor

When cleaning a marble floor, we recommend that you start by removing dust with a broom or vacuum, choosing the soft brush provided. Do not choose acidic cleaners, such as those with lemon or vinegar, which can damage the marble, and prepare a solution of lukewarm water and neutral detergent. For marble surfaces, exercise caution and use a mop or microfibre cloth to gently clean the floor. Dry immediately to prevent rings. For stubborn stains, we recommend using a specific product for marble. Finally, to keep it shiny and protected, you can periodically apply a special wax.

How to use a mop: All the tricks

A mop is a versatile cleaning tool and can be used in a variety of ways. First of all, make sure that the mop is clean and free of residue. For effective cleaning, you will need to slightly moisten the mop with water or a suitable cleaning solution. Start cleaning from the furthest point from the door to avoid walking on freshly cleaned surfaces, using circular or zigzag movements to remove dirt. Rinse the mop frequently and wring it out well to avoid leaving residue and rings. For even deeper cleaning, you can use a microfibre mop, which captures dust and dirt better. Finally, after use, wash the mop by hand or in the washing machine to keep it clean and ready for the next use.

What is the best product for the living room floor?

For cleaning living room floors, we recommend the Chanteclair White Musk Floor Degreaser. This cleaner is gentle but effective in removing dirt and stains common on ceramic, porcelain and marble floors. In addition, neutral all-purpose cleaners are also generally safe for use on wood floors, provided they are diluted correctly and do not contain acidic or abrasive substances. It is important to read the product instructions carefully and test a small hidden area of the floor for compatibility with the material. Alternatively, you can opt for cleaners specific to each type of floor, which offer targeted cleaning and optimal protection.

Take note!

Now to the 5 useful tips on how to effectively clean the living room floor:

  1. Prevention: Keeping the floor clean also requires good prevention. Use a rug or doormat at the entrance to reduce the dust and dirt coming into the room.
  2. Vacuuming or sweeping: Before washing the floor, remove dust and debris with a vacuum or broom. This helps prevent the floor from being scratched during cleaning.
  3. Appropriate cleaner: Choose a specific cleaner for the type of floor you are cleaning. Be sure to read and carefully follow the instructions on measuring out the product and using it safely.
  4. Clean cloth or mop: Use a clean cloth or mop to wash the floor. Be sure they are also free of residue to avoid getting it on the floor.
  5. Rinsing and drying: After washing the living room floor, rinse the surface thoroughly to remove any detergent residue. Afterwards, wipe the floor with a dry cloth or let it dry naturally. This will help prevent rings or spots.

If you follow these tips, you will have a clean and well-maintained living room floor for a long time!

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