Porcelain tile’s surface can withstand almost anything, from ammonia and bleach to Clorox and vinegar (obviously it won’t survive a nuclear bomb – we’re only talking about cleaning products). In other words, you have options galore to clean up a mess.
Using water is also acceptable because porcelain doesn’t absorb a lot of moisture.
The one product to avoid cleaning your vinyl floors with is ammonia. That can cause damage to the floor’s surface. Other than that, most cleaning products will work fine with vinyl.
Because of the way Smartstrand carpets are built (75 to 100 percent Triexta instead of nylon), you can remove almost any stain with just warm water and a towel.
We’re not kidding. Smartstrand is even stampeded-approved.
We ranked Smartstrand Forever Clean last due to restrictions as to what you can apply to carpet, as well as what vacuum cleaners to use. Always check the manufacturer’s website or ask your salesperson for vacuum cleaner guidelines.
This fact of life limits what you can use to clean them. A specialized cleaning products or dust mop is usually best. Your floor’s manufacturers should have specific recommendations.
Don’t wax your hardwood floors, either. It creates a film that’s hard to remove.