how to clean bathroom floorsAs your local CT bathroom contractors, we get a lot of questions about how to upkeep our beautiful bathroom remodels. Cleaning your bathroom floor may not be the most exciting part of your week, but it is a necessary task. We recommend cleaning your bathroom and bathroom floor at least once a week, to avoid a huge cleaning headache later on. Here are a few of our favorite tips of how to clean your bathroom floor.

Sweeping

Use a full broom to sweep all of the dust and grime from the edges of the bathroom wall. You may need a smaller handled brush to reach corners and behind the toilet or under the sink. A daily sweeping is the best way to maintain clean floors, especially if you have household pets.

We recommend some of Amazon's top rated household brooms, like the Super Sweep (for large bathrooms) or the Libman Precision Angle broom. If you're look for a product that picks up the lint, crumbs and dirt for you, then try the Bissell Swift Sweep Sweeper. This cordless sweeper is great for bare bathroom floors or low carpets.

Washing

Always clean your bathroom floor with a cleaner that is safe for your floor type. If you aren't sure what types of products you should use to clean the floor, ask your local bathroom contractor. Here are a few of our bathroom floor cleaning tips:

Ceramic Tiles: Run a damp mop over tiled floors, using warm water for a daily floor refresh. If you have stained tile floors then try using 1/2 cup vinegar mixed with a gallon of water. Always rinse the floor with clean warm water to remove any buildup. If there are persistent stains on your ceramic tile floors, prepare a paste of scouring powder and warm water to rub directly onto the stain.

Vinyl Bathroom Floors: Use a 50/50 mixture of hot water and vinegar or hot water and ammonia. Try not to use any harsh cleaners on vinyl flooring, it could damage the surface or leave a sticky residue. If you have wax buildup on your vinyl flooring then try using a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water to scrub it away. If there are any persistent stains that you just can't seem to get rid of, trying hot water and bleach on the stained area.

Hardwood Floors: Use a wood-cleaning product to best clean hardwood floors. Saturate a rag mop or sponge with cleaner then carefully wipe the floor. If your hardwood floor has any marks or stains try rubbing the area with vinegar or diluted bleach. You can use dishwashing detergent to remove scuff marks or heel marks on a wood floor.

Marble Floors:

Never use any sharp or edged brooms or vacuums to clean marble floors. We recommend a daily cleaning of your marble floors with a soft cloth and warm water. Use a light soap or professional marble cleaner for a deeper clean. DO NOT use any harsh chemicals or cleaners on your marble floor, acidic cleaners will cause the marble to corrode.

Bath Mats and Rugs

Take your bath mats and rugs outside to shake them clean of any loose dirt or debris. We recommend shaking out your bathroom rugs at least once a day, since the bathroom is one of the most used spaces in your home.

If you want to freshen up your bathroom mats, but don't have the time to wash them, try spraying them with your favorite fabric refresher. If you have time to clean them, put them on a gentle cycle in the washing machine with dirty towels. It's a good idea to wash bath bats at least once a week.

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