How to Clean and Maintain Specific Types of Flooring

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Your flooring sets the stage for the entire look and feel of your home, so keeping it clean and well-maintained is essential. Different types of flooring require specific care to ensure floors remain beautiful and functional.

Home Clean Heroes has a perfect guide for you to ensure you keep your floors clean and welcoming for years to come!

Hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring is a popular choice in homes for timeless beauty, but can be sensitive to wear and tear over time. To keep your hardwood floors looking their best, start with daily maintenance. Use a dust mop to pick up dirt and dust, which helps prevent scratches. When vacuuming, always select the hardwood or bare floor setting to deactivate the brush roll, as an active brush can scratch the wood. For a deeper clean, use a damp mop with a hardwood-specific cleaner, ensuring that the mop is damp and not soaking wet, as excess water can damage the wood. If your hardwood floors start to show scratches or lose their luster, consider using a wood floor polish occasionally to restore their shine. Additionally, protecting high-traffic areas with rugs or mats can help prevent wear and tear over time.

Tile and Grout Flooring

Tile and grout flooring are versatile and durable, but can accumulate dirt and grime in crevices. To clean tile and grout floors, begin by sweeping or vacuuming regularly to remove loose dirt and debris. After sweeping, mop the tile with a sponge or towel mop using a suitable cleaning solution and then allow the floor to completely dry. For a deeper clean, use a grout cleaner and a bristle brush to effectively remove embedded dirt and stains. Let the cleaner sit for 5-10 minutes before wiping it clean with a damp cloth. This routine will ensure your tile and grout floors look as good as new for years to come.


As one of the most popular flooring choices, carpets add warmth and comfort to your home but requires consistent upkeep to stay fresh. To maintain and clean your carpets, vacuum weekly starting from the furthest corner of the room and working your way back to avoid stepping on freshly vacuumed areas. Home Clean Heroes has a specialty of creating beautiful triangles after vacuuming your carpet! Ensure your vacuum is set to the highest or carpet setting to activate the brush roll. Regularly clean the vacuum brush roll and empty its contents after each use for maximum effectiveness. When spills occur, address them promptly by blotting them out to prevent the stain from setting. If necessary, add water or stain remover, blotting with a towel until the stain disappears. Allow the area to dry and check if further treatment is needed. With these practices, your carpet will remain inviting and stain free.

Vinyl Flooring

Clean living room with vinyl flooringVinyl flooring offers both durability and easy maintenance. Begin by sweeping or vacuuming to remove the dust and dirt. Next, mop using a cleaning solution made from warm water and a pH-neutral floor cleaner. Make sure to wring out the mop well to avoid excess water on the floor, as standing water can damage vinyl. After mopping, use a dry and clean microfiber towel to thoroughly dry the floor. Occasionally, apply a vinyl finish or polish to maintain the shine and keep your vinyl flooring looking its best. Just like hardwood floors, consider placing area mats and rugs in high traffic areas to prevent future damage caused by heavy foot traffic.


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