Clean Floor – Daytime Cleaning a Green Approach – Commercial

Clean Floor – Daytime Cleaning a Green Approach – Commercial

This article’s goal is inform our readers of a fast growing trend in the commercial market of how to clean floors during the day. Daytime cleaning is not a new concept and in fact it has been around for the last three decades in the commercial market. It started with retailers adapting to early morning cleaning. With early morning cleaning, the daily wet work on hard floors is completed prior to the store or facility is open...

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Green Cleaning – Cleaning is Easy with Green – Residential

What a great topic to discuss! This articles goal is to bring awareness of Green Cleaning to the homeowner. We will also cover consumer (on the shelf) green products and what to consider when selecting green floor cleaning products or for that matter any green cleaning product for use in your home. Additionally, this article will present the broader idea of what green cleaning is and what approach should be considered when selecting not...

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Floor Cleaning Service – Bidding to Save Money by Outlining Scope of Work – Commercial

Floor Cleaning Service – Bidding to Save Money by Outlining Scope of Work – Commercial

This article’s objective is to provide information on how to assist reducing overall janitorial cost while increasing performance when hiring a floor cleaning service. Providing the scope of janitorial work to be performed by a perspective floor cleaning service during the bidding process is critical to controlling your overall cost, eliminates gray areas of the pending contract, it protects both the commercial building owner and the...

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Haan FS20 Steam Cleaning Floor Mop and Sanitizer – Green Sanitizing – Residential

Haan FS20 Steam Cleaning Floor Mop and Sanitizer – Green Sanitizing – Residential

 Why have written about the Haan FS20 Steam Floor Sanitizer in prior articles that addressed how the system product works (Haan FS-20 Steam Cleaning Floor Mop- How It Works). It has also been reviewed and the product does a good job and does everything it says it does. It is well built and a good way for the homeowner to clean their floors.   The purpose of this article takes a look at the sanitizing aspect of the Haan FS20 Steam Floor...

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About Us

About Us

What We Are: Keeping Floors Clean is a free no charge website dedicated to helping, supporting and assisting both residential and commercial marketplace end users with floor cleaning information. Whether you are a new or long-term homeowner, a novice commercial building manager, a professional janitorial service or an experienced facilities manager the information provided to our readers is insightful, accurate and covers a wide range of...

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Cleaning Floor Tile Grout – Cleaning & Restoration of Floor Grout – Commercial

Cleaning Floor Tile Grout – Cleaning & Restoration of Floor Grout – Commercial

The objective of this article is to provide information for cleaning floor tile grout as it concerns deep cleaning and restoration of the grout. Heavy cleaning floor tile grout can be very difficult in most cases, mediocre and inconsistent results are usually the norm. There are many variables to consider before the actual cleaning process begins.  More importantly there is a critical question to ask, if you are not familiar with the...

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Steam Cleaning Hardwood Floors – Residential

Steam Cleaning Hardwood Floors – Residential

Steam Cleaning Hardwood Floors – How It Works – Residential   This article will cover steam cleaning hardwood floors with a steam floor mop. It will also address how it works, the green aspects of steam cleaning hardwood floors, a link to Consumer Search reports and address the overall cost effectiveness of steam cleaning hardwood floors. However, it is IMPORTANT to understand that when cleaning any type of wood flooring, the...

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How to Clean Linoleum Floors – Sealed Linoleum Daily Cleaning Procedures

How to Clean Linoleum Floors – Sealed Linoleum Daily Cleaning Procedures

This is a great topic because few people know or understand that Linoleum floors are actually a wood floor. That is correct! The purpose of this article is to explain the step by step daily cleaning procedures for commercial buildings of how to clean linoleum floors, what the linoleum flooring is made from and the tools and supplies needed to clean linoleum floor. As a general rule, Commercial tile floors should be cleaned daily. Whereas in...

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Floor Cleaning Chemicals – Neutral Cleaners – The Way to Clean Floors

Floor Cleaning Chemicals – Neutral Cleaners – The Way to Clean Floors

There has always been a level of uneasiness and perhaps discomfort for the novice or for that matter even professional Janitors, when it comes to selecting the correct floor cleaning chemical. Their discomfort comes with the word “Chemicals”. It is a term that for most people unfamiliar with chemistry; gives them a level of uneasiness. They seem to feel there is some mystique about the word chemical. Nothing is further than the truth....

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Cleaning Laminate Flooring – Commercial – Floor Finish Coatings (Waxing)

Cleaning Laminate Flooring – Commercial – Floor Finish Coatings (Waxing)

The choice of installing laminate flooring is growing in popularity in the commercial market.  The need of using a floor finish top coating is critical for all floors to extend the life of the flooring. Even though laminate floors are considered extremely durable, they also require a top coating of Floor Finish, Polish and/or Seal to extend the life of the laminate floor. This is even more  true in a commercial environment. Even retail...

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How to Clean Laminate Flooring – Residential Steam Mop Cleaning

How to Clean Laminate Flooring – Residential Steam Mop Cleaning

This article is designed to address cleaning residential laminate floors with a steam mop machine. For residential homes, time is precious and the less time required to clean floors; allows the homeowner to take care of other important daily demands, tasks, responsibilities and duties. Laminate flooring is relatively easy to maintain and clean but the use of two cleaning steps can accomplish the cleaning of laminate floors while reducing...

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Cleaning Marble Floors – Commercial–Steps for Daily Cleaning Unsealed Marble

Cleaning Marble Floors – Commercial–Steps for Daily Cleaning Unsealed Marble

The objective of this article is to provide the Commercial Market with a simple and easy step by step cleaning process to cleaning unsealed or uncoated marble floors. As with all cleaning, successful cleaning is a combination of quality, chemicals, tools and supplies. This is also true for cleaning marble floors but even more important for cleaning marble floors in commercial buildings and facilities. The following cleaning procedures are a...

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Cleaning Floors – Proper Cleaning Techniques – Commercial and Residential

Cleaning Floors – Proper Cleaning Techniques – Commercial and Residential

Quite often, cleaning floor procedures are completed with unsatisfactory results. The chemical, floor pads, mops, machines and even the janitor are blamed for the poor results. The correction may be as simple as the way the person is using the cleaning supplies…the technique of the procedure itself. This is often the difference between great results and poor results. But perhaps a larger benefit of using the correct cleaning technique...

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Cleaning Slate Floors – Steps for Daily Cleaning, What is Slate & How it is Made

Cleaning Slate Floors – Steps for Daily Cleaning, What is Slate & How it is Made

This article’s goal is to provide an overview of what are Slate Floors, how it is made, the uses of Slate and daily procedures for cleaning Slate floors. Slate Flooring is used in both the commercial and residential markets and is beautiful flooring that comes in a variety of colors and is very durable, which makes it a popular choice in higher profile commercial locations and residences that is used both indoors and outdoors. Basically,...

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Laminate Floor Cleaning – Cleaning to Protect Laminate Floors – Commercial

Laminate Floor Cleaning – Cleaning to Protect Laminate Floors – Commercial

This article addresses the proper approach to laminate floor cleaning which will protect the Laminate flooring from damage. It is in commercial buildings where damage can most likely occur to laminate flooring. Laminate floors are strong and very durable making them a great choice in flooring for both residences and commercial locations but the amount of floor traffic and the use of power equipment to clean on a daily basis make the...

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How to Clean Tile Floor – Labor Scheduling – Commercial

How to Clean Tile Floor – Labor Scheduling – Commercial

What a great topic to cover. In this article, we will cover the importance of scheduling labor to clean tile floors but this article will also cover the entire cleaning process of the facility; making this topic a realistic example of labor scheduling. This is a real life actual example, a commercial building that can be applied to most commercial buildings including office buildings, retail stores, health care facilities and education...

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Cleaning Hardwood Floor – Preparing for Finish Re-Coating – Commercial

Cleaning Hardwood Floor – Preparing for Finish Re-Coating – Commercial

This article’s objective is to give a step by step process for preparing and cleaning a hardwood or gym floor for recoating with a floor finish in a commercial building. This cleaning procedure requires skilled labor, the proper equipment, products and tools to complete the process properly. Failure to do so will result in very unsatisfactory results of the floor finish coating. For this reason, it is recommended that professional...

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How to Clean Marble Floors – Routine or Daily Cleaning – Residential

How to Clean Marble Floors – Routine or Daily Cleaning – Residential

This article will be discussing the routine or daily cleaning of how to clean marble floors in a residential home. Marble is a stone that is mined or quarried from the Earth. They are beautiful and are used not just for floors but also countertops, bathroom walls, shower stalls and tubs. They can enhance the beauty of a home by its incredible rich look. The multiple colors marble comes in can be matched to almost any interior design and...

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Cleaning Vinyl Floors – Floor Finish (Wax) Stripping Procedures – Commercial

Cleaning Vinyl Floors – Floor Finish (Wax) Stripping Procedures – Commercial

Cleaning Vinyl Floors is a vast topic but the objective of this article is to outline the correct procedures of periodic cleaning of vinyl floors with the stripping process of floor wax. The most common resilient tile floors that is sealed or coated with a floor finish, wax or polish are Vinyl Composition (VCT), Vinyl, No Wax, Rubber and Asphalt Tile. All of these types of tile can be considered the same for the floor wax stripping of the...

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Clean Wood Floors – Sustainable Cleaning Made Simple – Residential

Clean Wood Floors – Sustainable Cleaning Made Simple – Residential

This article’s objective is to address the need for cleaning wood floors in a residential home in a responsible way that is friendly to both the environment and the consumer’s wallet by using sustainable cleaning chemicals and tools. We will also identify two cleaning supply items that form a wood floor cleaning system to complete the task of cleaning wood floors – Cleaner and Microfiber Mop System. It is simple, effective and cost...

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Commercial Floor Cleaning – Where & How to Buy Floor Cleaning Supplies

Commercial Floor Cleaning – Where & How to Buy Floor Cleaning Supplies

The purpose of this article is to outline where and how to purchase commercial grade floor cleaning chemicals, machines, tools, supplies, etc.  What makes this an interesting topic is many commercial building and facilities purchase floor cleaning products and supplies that are not necessary to achieving their individual goals and objectives. The cleaning industry is a fragmented business with many options including type of floor cleaning...

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Floor Cleaning Supplies – Green Cleaners – Commercial and Residential

Floor Cleaning Supplies – Green Cleaners – Commercial and Residential

There is a huge and fast growing movement for cleaning with “Green Cleaners”. This is true for all cleaning including floor cleaning. There are many myths in the cleaning industry that need to be addressed and exposed as falsehoods. Let’s examine the myths and correct the misconceptions. Green Cleaning is here to stay and it is the correct responsible ways of cleaning that benefit not only the environment but also reduces overall cost...

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Ceramic Tile Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning Residential & New Product Innovation

Ceramic Tile Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning Residential & New Product Innovation

This article will be outlining the daily cleaning steps for ceramic tile floor cleaning in a residential home. If deep cleaning of ceramic tile and grout is the topic you are interested in, please visit a prior article written on deep cleaning ceramic and grout floors – (Cleaning Ceramic Tile Floors – Deep Cleaning and New Product Innovation). The amazing thing about daily or routine cleaning of ceramic floors is, it is simple and...

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Cleaning Bamboo Floors – Best Cleaning Steps For Residential

Cleaning Bamboo Floors – Best Cleaning Steps For Residential

This is an interesting topic because bamboo flooring is not extremely common and used mostly in residential homes and used much less in commercial buildings. So, for the purpose of this article, we will address the best way to cleaning bamboo floors in residential homes, the things to avoid in cleaning bamboo floors and helpful ideas to extend the life of bamboo floors. Cleaning bamboo floors is not difficult and is easy as long as you...

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Clean Tile Floors – Floor Finish (Wax) Deep Scrub & Recoat Procedures – Commercial

Clean Tile Floors – Floor Finish (Wax) Deep Scrub & Recoat Procedures – Commercial

The topic of clean tile floors is a broad and diverse subject and requires the coverage of all aspects of cleaning tile floors. This article is dedicated to a periodic procedure commonly called – Deep Scrub & Recoating. This is an interim cleaning step that is completed on an occasion or periodic basis. It is an important cleaning procedure that rejuvenates the floor wax that makes the floor finish (wax) look fresh and almost as good...

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