What to Use to Clean Your Floors

By Sam Ferris
Sure, water and a mop get the job done. But cleaning your floors should be a little bit more than that. You?ve definitely invested good money in your floors, and your investment should look as good as possible.

Finding the right tile cleaner or hardwood cleaner certainly takes time.? Fortunately, we?ve been around the block (of wood) a few times and we?ll save you the effort. The best thing is most flooring cleaners require little work outside of a few sprays, and maybe a dash of mixing thrown in for good measure. Here are our favorite flooring cleaning products for tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl floors, plus natural stone and grout.

Natural Stone, Grout and Tile Cleaner
DuPont StoneTech Professional Stone & Tile Cleaner or Mohawk Tile & Grout Cleaner. ?A versatile water-based mix, DuPont?s stone cleaner is effective on marble, limestone, travertine, slate, ceramic, porcelain and even grout. You can spray the cleaner directly on your tile or stone flooring, but we recommend mixing it with water first. Simply wipe it up with a dry towel ? no rinsing required. And when it comes to grout cleaning, avoid bleach. It can change your grout color.

Hardwood and Laminate Cleaner
Mohawk Hardwood & Laminate Care Kit. Mohawk?s hardwood cleaner uses non-toxic and soap-free ingredients, so you don?t have to worry about streaking or damage to your floor?s finish. Just make sure to vacuum your hardwood or laminate floors with a specialized vacuum to avoid surface damage. Then, apply the cleaner to a microfiber cloth or mop.

Vinyl Cleaner
Mannington Rinse-Free Cleaner. If we only had two words to convince you to use Mannington?s vinyl floor cleaner, we?d say this: customer satisfaction. It?s one of our best-selling floor cleaning products, and we always receive positive feedback from our customers. We also love it because of the shine it adds to your floors. Sweep or vacuum your vinyl floors, then mix with water and apply with a mop.

Granite Countertops
Dupont StoneTech Revitalizer. Full disclosure: we wipe down our granite countertops daily with Revitalizer. It certainly lives up to its name. With a built-in sealer, Revitalizer granite cleaner both cleans and protects your countertops, something water alone cannot do. It?s good for any natural stone surface including granite, slate, sandstone and marble.

All products are available for purchase at Tukasa Creations. Ask us about it next time you visit!?