Cleaning the bathroom tends to be one of the least favorite chores for anyone just because of all of the unpleasant business that goes on inside that room. Besides cleaning the sink and bathtub, there’s also the difficult task of scrubbing and disinfecting the toilet. But even once all of the appliances and ceramic have been scrubbed, there is still one more chore that needs to be done: Cleaning the bathroom floor.
Keeping a floor ‘company clean’ can seem like an impossible task, but it can be done. All you need to do is follow these four steps to have gleaming, beautiful tiles.
Vacuum on a Regular Basis
Even though most bathrooms have tile or laminate floors, debris still builds up over time. While in the bathroom, people tend to shed hair, dead skin cells, nail clippings, and other matter. This means the floor is covered in solid material that needs to be moved before any disinfecting. Although sweeping is a traditional route, vacuuming is actually better because debris doesn’t just get transported across the floor.
Believe it or not, but some manufacturers even make vacuums specific to tile, laminate, and even hardwood flooring. You can see this information on squiffyclean.com.
Use a Mop Every Week
Mops are a remarkable, versatile that can be used on any flooring surface that is non-porous. Most individuals are willing to use one in the kitchen, but few remember to mop the bathroom on a regular basis. After vacuuming to lift hair and dust, you should remove any carpets from the area and use the mop with a basic soap and water solution.
The ideal mop will be able to pick up dirt and bacteria that is covering laminate, tile, or hardwood. You can go traditional and use the bathroom sink as a scrub bucket, or invest in a Swiffer model with disposable pads. The idea is to choose a model that will disinfect while eliminating buildup. Since not all implements are made the same, it will be important to pick a mop that is suitable for your floor type.
Use a Tile Cleaner
Tiles are the most traditional bathroom floor. Tiles could be made from laminate, but many of them are genuine ceramic, porcelain, or a similar material and have grout between them. These tiles are long lasting, beautiful, and durable, but can be difficult to clean. It’s recommended not to use standard cleaners like Lysol or anything used on a hardwood floor. Instead, it’s better to invest in a tile cleaner.
When using a tile cleaner, follow the instructions on the bottle and don’t be afraid to pull out a scrub brush. Focus on areas that are prone to staining and don’t get cleaned often, including around the toilet and the rim of the bathtub. The shining results will be gorgeous.
Mind the Grout
Grout is a mixture of water, cement, and sand that is used to fill the gaps between tiles. It helps reduce the pressure placed on the tiles and dispenses it evenly. However, grout gets dirty easily and can make a floor look dingy and disgusting. To make your floor look ‘company clean,’ wash the grout on a regular basis using a dedicated grout cleaner or use baking soda and vinegar. The resulting shine will last for weeks and can inject new life into the floor.
If you don’t have grout, instead spend your time focusing on the glue, cracks, and corners of the floor where appliances are installed. These segments collect the most dust and dirt and will require regular care to prevent buildup and the potential growth of mold or mildew.
Bathroom floors are exposed to a wide range of dust, dirt, debris, and bacteria. It’s important to eliminate any solid matter before trying to disinfect, as attempting to mop and scrub dust results in unpleasant buildup that definitely does not look correct. Instead, get those company clean floors by vacuuming, mopping, cleaning the tiles, and also cleaning the grout.
If you have laminate, you can still follow these steps but should replace the dedicated tile and grout cleaner with a formula designed to make the laminate shine without damaging it. The same rules also apply for hardwood and similar surfaces.
Now go out there and make those bathrooms shine!