Clean Wooden Floors – Preparing for Refinishing – Commercial

Clean Wooden Floors – Preparing for Refinishing – Commercial

When it comes to the topic of how to clean wooden floors, perhaps the one that is most asked and feared is preparing the wooden floor for refinishing with a top cost of finish. This article will cover the steps of refinishing but also explain the why it is necessary to clean wooden floors in preparation for recoating the floors with a protective finish. Additionally we will cover the tools and the supplies needed for preparing the...

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Bona Floor Cleaning – Bona Products

Bona Floor Cleaning – Bona Products

We are excited to discuss this topic because Bona floor cleaning is a popular topic with people interested in floor cleaning and how to clean floors. So the goal of this article is to provide a brief introduction to Bona and a list of the types of products and tools they have available to the marketplace. I believe that at least in the United States Bona would agree that the majority of Bona’s business is derived from the residential...

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Clean Slate Floor – Steam Mop Cleaning – Residential

Clean Slate Floor – Steam Mop Cleaning – Residential

The question or search of how to clean slate floor is a popular one. There are many homes and commercial buildings that have slate floors installed. Slate is a wonderful stone floor that comes in a variety of colors. It gives a room or building a rich look. There are also many ways to clean slate floors. Most of these methods will provide good results. Mop and bucket, flat mop, specialty cleaning floor products, etc.   For the purpose...

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Cleaning Cement Floors – Stain Removal Process

Cleaning Cement Floors – Stain Removal Process

When cleaning cement floors, the removing of stains from cement floors can be a frustrating experience because of the nature of concrete or cement floors. What you must always remember when cleaning cement floors is that the cement itself is extremely porous. The porosity of the cement allows soil, dirt, oil, grease to rapidly penetrate into the cement floor. This make cleaning cement floors frustrating because the deeper the soil the more...

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Cleaning Cement Floor – Deep Cleaning – Commercial

Cleaning Cement Floor – Deep Cleaning – Commercial

The goal of this discussion is to provide our commercial readers with step by step instructions on for deep cleaning cement floor that has no top coating seal or finish on it. Deep cleaning differs from daily cleaning and is done on a periodic basis. It is performed when the soil penetrates into the pores of the cement floor to a point where daily cleaning cannot remove the soil and therefore a much deeper cleaning is required to bring back...

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Cleaning Marble Flooring – Deep Cleaning with Special Pad – Commercial

Cleaning Marble Flooring – Deep Cleaning with Special Pad – Commercial

There are many ways to clean a marble floor in a commercial setting. Marble flooring can be found in the majority of commercial high-rise office buildings as well as other commercial building throughout the globe. The goal of this article is to provide our commercial readers with information on how to improve their performance and appearance when cleaning marble flooring through the deep cleaning process. This recommended deep cleaning...

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Clean Home Steam Floor Mop – Simple & Easy – Residential

Clean Home Steam Floor Mop – Simple & Easy – Residential

Steam mops for use to clean home floors have become an extremely popular way to clean residential floors. You can barely turn on the television without seeing a commercial or advertisement for clean home steam floor mop. So our readers who are considering making the purchase of a steam floor mop to clean their floors at home are asking do they work. The short answer is yes.   But the goal of this article is to provide our residential...

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Best Way to Clean Laminate Flooring – Residential

Best Way to Clean Laminate Flooring – Residential

The goal of this article is recommend the best way to clean laminate flooring for residential homes. With this stated, you should know there are several best ways to clean to clean laminate flooring. In a prior article written and published on this website, the recommendation of suing a steam floor mop was the best way to clean laminate flooring. However, steam floor mops are relatively inexpensive, they are an investment. In the event that...

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Clean Marble Floor – How to Restore Marble Previously Crystallized

Clean Marble Floor – How to Restore Marble Previously Crystallized

This is interesting question. Many marble floors have been crystallized to restore or prepare them for daily maintenance. When you clean marble floors and foot traffic wears the marble floor surface. Overtime this will cause the marble floor to be eventually restored again. Even marble floors that have been already treated with a crystallization process will need to be restored eventually. So this article’s purpose and goal is to outline...

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Cleaning Bathroom Floors – Regular or Daily Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Bathroom Floors – Regular or Daily Cleaning – Residential

The goal or objective of this article is to provide our residential homeowner readers with the steps for cleaning bathroom floors on a daily regular basis. Daily or routine cleaning when it comes to cleaning bathroom floors is not difficult.   However, there are some things to consider when deciding how to clean bathroom floors. The type of flooring is an important consideration. Another consideration is when to clean the bathroom...

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How to Clean a Laminate Floor – Dry Cleaning – Residential

How to Clean a Laminate Floor – Dry Cleaning – Residential

Dry cleaning is a simple but perhaps the most important part of cleaning any floor but for the purposes of this article on how to clean a laminate floor, we will discuss an easy and effective way to dry clean your laminate floors. It is safe to the laminate floor and will prove to be a fast way of dry cleaning.  Since this article is directed to the residential homeowner, I am sure speeding up the floor cleaning process will be inviting...

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Clean the Floor – Product Selection – Residential

Clean the Floor – Product Selection – Residential

This is a discussion on clean the floor but more specifically the topic in this article addresses and product selection. Product selection for how to clean the floor for the purpose and goal of this discussion is about how to eliminate the duplicate floor cleaning products, systems and tools for the residential homeowners. For our residential homeowners, the question is how many floor cleaning mops, floor cleaning products, how many floor...

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How to Clean a Hardwood Floor – Wet Preparation Process for Refinishing – Commercial

How to Clean a Hardwood Floor – Wet Preparation Process for Refinishing – Commercial

This is an interesting article on how to clean a hardwood floor that addresses and outlines the steps and supplies required to wet abrade a wood floor in preparation of refinishing with a seal.   These steps are relatively easy to perform as long as you have the proper equipment. However, we know that wood floors can be tricky when it comes to how to clean a hardwood floor as it applies to refinishing preparation. We will address the...

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How to Clean Travertine Floors – Deep Cleaning – Commercial

How to Clean Travertine Floors – Deep Cleaning – Commercial

Understanding how to clean travertine floors relative to deep cleaning is critical for any facility that has travertine floors installed in their facility. So, the goal of this article is to provide our commercial visitors with the steps and tools it takes to correctly deep clean unsealed travertine floors. The key word for this article is “unsealed” travertine floors. In the event your travertine floors are sealed with a floor finish...

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Industrial Floor Cleaning Equipment – Sweepers – Industrial & Commercial

Industrial Floor Cleaning Equipment – Sweepers – Industrial & Commercial

The goal of this article is to provide our industrial and commercial readers with a discussion on industrial sweepers. This is a unique topic because when you think of industrial floor cleaning equipment most people automatically think of floor scrubbing machines. However, there is another totally class of industrial floor cleaning equipment out there that are strictly sweeping machines.   Like any industrial setting whether it be a...

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Hoover Floor to Floor Cleaning Solution – Residential

Hoover Floor to Floor Cleaning Solution – Residential

This article is to provide our readers with general information about the Hoover Floor to Floor Cleaning solution and advise our readers that there is a newer version of this product from Hoover. The new product version is Hoover Hard Floor Cleaning detergent.   We will address our own review of the newer version. We decided to test and evaluate the newer version because usually manufacturers’ newer versions of products eventually...

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Floor Cleaning Pad – Foam Cleaning Pads – Commercial & Residential

Floor Cleaning Pad – Foam Cleaning Pads – Commercial & Residential

The following article’s goal is to introduce our readers, both residential and commercial to foam cleaning pads. I am sure most of our readers have heard or used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser pad. But most commercial end users are not aware that there is a company that markets a foam floor cleaning pad, called ‘That’s Amazing” Floor cleaning Pads. This company also sells foam cleaning hand pads and a Foam Utility pad that is the same...

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Cleaning Old Hardwood Floors – Do it Right – Residential

Cleaning Old Hardwood Floors – Do it Right – Residential

Cleaning old hardwood floors can be tricky. Tricky only because you will need to take some necessary precautions and steps to insure proper preparation of the floor prior to cleaning old hardwood floors as it pertains to routine or regular cleaning.   It is critical when it comes to cleaning old hardwood floors that you make sure that there is no damage such as water damage or chips and splits in the wood itself. Damage if not repaired...

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Clean Room Floor – Guidelines & Tips – Commercial

Clean Room Floor – Guidelines & Tips – Commercial

The topic of clean room floor cleaning is one that should be taken seriously because a clean room is designed as a work space where any soil, lint, dust, loose debris and even airborne particulates can create serious issues in high-tech production environments.   So this articles goal is to provide our readers interested in the maintenance of a clean room floor with guidelines and tips on how to clean a clean room floor. We also...

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How to Clean Concrete Floors – Removing Loose Debris – Commercial

How to Clean Concrete Floors – Removing Loose Debris – Commercial

So many times in a commercial environment, sweeping is often overlooked as an important step of keeping concrete floors looking good. There are many ways to remove loose debris as well as many different types of loose debris found in a commercial building. Different types of commercial businesses will have different types of loose soil. In some settings it can be metal shavings and in others it can be simple concrete dust. Concrete dust...

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How to Clean a Tile Floor – Top Scrubbing Procedures – Commercial

How to Clean a Tile Floor – Top Scrubbing Procedures – Commercial

We will be addressing top scrubbing procedures for the topic of how to clean a tile floor. It is a critical step in the total maintenance of floor care and floor cleaning. There are several reasons for top scrubbing a tile floor. So the goal of this article is to provide our readers and visitors with the proper steps on how to clean a tile floor for deep cleaning.   As stated above, there are different reasons for why top scrubbing a...

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Cleaning Travertine Floors – Daily Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Travertine Floors – Daily Cleaning – Residential

There are parts of the world especially in Europe and many parts of the United States of America where travertine floors are more commonly used than in other parts of the world. Travertine is a quarried stone product that is cut to size and is similar in its make up to marble.     This topics goal is to provide our readers and visitors with the daily or routine steps for cleaning travertine floors. Relative to cleaning travertine...

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Clean Vinyl Floor – Damp Mopping Tips – Residential

Clean Vinyl Floor – Damp Mopping Tips – Residential

When it comes to clean vinyl floor, the key to keeping floors looking great is daily or routine cleaning. This seems to be obvious but so many times, daily or routine cleaning is often overlooked and due to short cuts or lack of time is often not performed on a regular basis. This in itself will result in poor and dirty appearing floors over time. So it is critical that when it comes to clean vinyl floor, that the wet cleaning task is...

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Cleaning Shower Floor – What Product to Use – Residential

Cleaning Shower Floor – What Product to Use – Residential

The goal of this article is to advise our residential readers and visitors relative to cleaning shower floor on what type of cleaner to use. The difference may amaze our readers on the reason why a certain type of cleaning product is required to effectively clean shower floors.   There are many types of floors found in a shower including enamel, porcelain, ceramic, fiberglass, marble, terrazzo, etc. So it stand to reason the average...

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Shower Floor Cleaning – Routine Cleaning & Products – Residential

Shower Floor Cleaning – Routine Cleaning & Products – Residential

The purpose and goal of this article is to outline the step by step procedures for shower floor cleaning. Shower floor cleaning can be a difficult task because of the various soils found on a shower floor which includes, organic and non-organic soils including body oils, soaps, grime, etc. but it does not have to be if you keep up with regular and routine cleaning and use the proper cleaning tolls, cleaning product and the...

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Cleaning Old Wood Floors – Considerations & Tips – Residential

Cleaning Old Wood Floors – Considerations & Tips – Residential

Cleaning old wood floors can be a difficult task and one that requires some thought. The purpose and goal of this article is to advise our residential homeowner readers of special considerations and helpful tips when it comes to cleaning old wood floors.   Old wood floors as with all old floors require certain precautions on how to clean them. This is even truer for wood floors because of the special care of this type of flooring even...

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How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floor – Stain Removal Hints

How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floor – Stain Removal Hints

The goal of this article is to advise our readers of the importance of how to clean ceramic tile floor of stains in a residential home. Ceramic is so common today in homes and the biggest issue many times when striving for clean-looking ceramic floors is removing stains from the ceramic floor. Urinal is one of the most common stains found in bathrooms but other areas like kitchens are faced up with oily or greasy stains. These stains if not...

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Cleaning Linoleum Floor – Restoring Damaged Linoleum – Commercial

Cleaning Linoleum Floor – Restoring Damaged Linoleum – Commercial

With the resurgence of linoleum floors in the commercial marketplace, the demand for proper cleaning procedures is critical. For many years actual linoleum flooring become unpopular but now it is on the upswing. Commercial accounts that have heavy foot traffic including retail stores here there is always an extreme amount of foot traffic. So the need for knowledge is important. Linoleum as we have outlined and described in prior articles is...

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Cleaning Cork Floor – Regular Cleaning with a Steam Mop – Residential

Cleaning Cork Floor – Regular Cleaning with a Steam Mop – Residential

Cleaning cork floors is a simple process as long as you remember that cork is basically a wood floor and wood and cork floor hate water. It will cause damage over time. So when you cleaning cork floor using the least amount of water or cleaner solution is the recommended process when you routinely clean cork floor.   Cork is a warm and wonderfully soft floor that is quiet and inviting to walk on. It comes in a variety of designs. It...

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Industrial Floor Cleaning Machine – Ride On Scrubbers – Commercial

Industrial Floor Cleaning Machine – Ride On Scrubbers – Commercial

This is an interesting topic for information. When it comes to the term industrial floor cleaning machine, the first thought is floor cleaning of large square footage areas of concrete floors. There are many questions that stem from this thought and the goal of this article is to provide our visitors with information on the best machines to clean industrial floors. We can sum up the best way with one type of automatic scrubber, Ride on...

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Commercial Floor Cleaning Machine – Small Automatic Scrubbers

Commercial Floor Cleaning Machine – Small Automatic Scrubbers

The objective of this article is to provide our readers with the knowledge of a recent phenomenon in the commercial floor cleaning machine industry. This movement is the entry of smaller auto scrubbers. Small auto scrubbers have been needed for years to assist commercial end-users that have smaller facilities but require fast, excellent cleaning results with limited labor budgets.   There has been a gap in the system and that is why...

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Garage Floor Cleaning – Sweeping Compound – Residential

Garage Floor Cleaning – Sweeping Compound – Residential

Garage floor cleaning is usually considered a difficult task when it comes to household chores. However, this article will provide our readers with another way of garage floor cleaning. It is a dry cleaning with a sweeping compound. When deciding to wet or dry clean a garage floor, the homeowner must decide if the garage floor is really soiled enough to require a wet cleaning with a heavy-duty cleaner degreaser and a lot of manual or...

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Cleaning Stone Floors – Routine Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Stone Floors – Routine Cleaning – Residential

With so many flooring choices available to the homeowner today, stone floors have always been a popular choice. There are many different types of stone floors and most of them are all hard surfaces. Stone floors are rich and believe it or not give a room a warm old world appearance which makes the so popular with residential homeowners.     Cleaning Stone floors for many homeowners seems to be a tough task but in reality they are...

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Cleaning Prefinished Hardwood Floors – Daily Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Prefinished Hardwood Floors – Daily Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning prefinished hardwood floors is easy and simple. The simplest way to clean them will be discussed in this article. There are many ways for cleaning prefinished hardwood floors but we will address a method that is lower in cost and limits the amount of cleaning supplies to clean them.   This discussion is geared toward the residential homeowner. There are some important precautions to take when cleaning prefinished hardwood...

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How to Clean Vinyl Floor – Microfiber Floor Pads – Commercial

How to Clean Vinyl Floor – Microfiber Floor Pads – Commercial

The goal of this discussion of how to clean vinyl floor is to provide our commercial readers and visitors with an update on a type of floor pad that has been recently launched to the commercial marketplace. Now, we realize that this type of floor pad has been around for a year or so, but with that said; most of the commercial industry is still unaware of it.   The type of floor pad we are referring to is a microfiber floor pad. Now,...

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Clean Floor Grout – Sealing Grout to Keep it Clean – Residential

Clean Floor Grout – Sealing Grout to Keep it Clean – Residential

Almost every home in America and for that matter throughout the world has grout in them. It can be found on the floors which secures various quarried and fired tiles in place. It is beautiful and adds to the overall beauty of the floor. It is also common to have grout on the walls such as back splashes in a kitchen work area or in bathrooms in the tub and showers.   To clean floor grout, it takes some simples steps which we have...

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Mr Clean Floor Cleaner – Mr. Clean Muti-Surface Liquid Cleaner with Febreze

Mr Clean Floor Cleaner – Mr. Clean Muti-Surface Liquid Cleaner with Febreze

This is a product name and brand that has been around for decades and has a strong reputation as an excellent cleaning agent for a residential home. The product name Mr. Clean Floor Cleaner also has a formula designed and built for the commercial end-users. For the purposes of this article, we will be discussing Mr. Clean Floor Cleaner’s specific Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Liquid Cleaner with Febreze.   The Mr. Clean floor cleaner of...

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Best Way to Clean Tile Floors – Steam Floor Mop – Residential

Best Way to Clean Tile Floors – Steam Floor Mop – Residential

We have researched many methods of cleaning for residential homes. With so many choices on how to clean tile floors, we feel that the best way to clean tile floors is by using a steam floor mop. The goal of the discussion and article is give our readers and visitors the opportunity to review why steam floor mops are the best way to clean tile floors.   The steam floor mop is a great way to clean any floor and this is true for tile...

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How to Clean Floor – Nora Rubber Floors – Stripping Procedures – Commercial

How to Clean Floor – Nora Rubber Floors – Stripping Procedures – Commercial

Rubber floors are popular in commercial buildings but certain care and precautions need to be considered and used when how to clean floor. One of the more popular and quality rubber floors is manufactured by Nora. Nora has specific precautions. The goal of this article is address the stripping process for Nora Rubber Floors. How to clean Nora rubber floors, relative to stripping them is easy and simple as long as you follow the procedures...

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How to Clean Wooden Floors – Daily Cleaning – Commercial

How to Clean Wooden Floors – Daily Cleaning – Commercial

There are more and more commercial buildings especially in higher end retail stores that are installing wood floors. So the question of how to clean wooden floors in the commercial marketplace is becoming more common. How to clean wooden floors is relatively simple but precautions need to be taken when cleaning any wooden floor whether it is in a home or a commercial facility. Precautions include using the correct cleaning chemical, using...

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Clean Laminate Floor – Daily Clean with Water Only – Commercial

Clean Laminate Floor – Daily Clean with Water Only – Commercial

The goal of this article is to advise our commercial readers and visitors that you can clean laminate floor with water only. That is correct; you can clean a laminate floor with water only and a floor pad.   With the huge increase in laminate flooring be installed in commercial buildings from retail stores to Sports Arenas, cleaning laminate floors is becoming a common question for commercial end users. If you go to many laminate...

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Cleaning Granite Floors – Periodic Heavy Duty Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Granite Floors – Periodic Heavy Duty Cleaning – Residential

No matter how well you clean your floors including a granite floor, there will eventually come a time when you need to perform a periodic heavy or deep cleaning. The reason why this deep cleaning procedure needs to be performed is that daily or routine cleaning still can leave small amounts of residual soil on the floor when you are cleaning granite floors. Over time this soil begins to build up and requires a stronger cleaning procedure to...

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Cleaning Wood Laminate Floors – Vacuuming – Residential

Cleaning Wood Laminate Floors – Vacuuming – Residential

There are several ways for dry cleaning wood laminate floors. One of which is the feature of this article. Vacuuming when cleaning wood laminate floors is a fast and productive way to dry clean the floor.   With more and more residences installing wood laminate floors, it is more important now than ever to find ways for dry cleaning wood laminate floors. Wood laminate floors must be treated as a standard wood planning floor and all the...

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How to Clean Floor Grout – Daily or Routine Grout Cleaning – Residential

How to Clean Floor Grout – Daily or Routine Grout Cleaning – Residential

Grout is common in most residential homes and is used to bind and lock floor tiles together such as ceramic, slate, granite, clay, porcelain, etc. This article’s goal is to outline the process for how to clean floor grout on a routine basis. Paying attention to the grout can prevent the need for heavy or deep cleaning the grout or at least extend the periods in between deep cleaning the grout on the floor. The deep cleaning process can be...

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Clean Laminate Flooring – Routine Cleaning – Commercial

Clean Laminate Flooring – Routine Cleaning – Commercial

The goal of this article is to provide our visitors with step by step procedures to clean laminate flooring but specifically vinyl laminate floors. There has been a huge surge in the installation of laminate floors in residential homes but the commercial market is also using laminate flooring causing the need for an article on how to clean laminate flooring.   The one thing commercial end-users must remember that laminate floor...

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Cleaning Slate Floor – Deep Cleaning Procedures – Residential

Cleaning Slate Floor – Deep Cleaning Procedures – Residential

Slate is a wonderful floor for any home. It is rich and warm looking at the same time. It is a tough durable floor and the multiple color variations allow the homeowner to match any décor in a house.   When initially installed, most homeowners select to have a seal applied to the slate floors in an effort to make cleaning slate floor easy and simple. Usually this seal is a penetrating type and applied by either the homeowner or...

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How to Clean a Wood Floor – Easy Steps – Residential

How to Clean a Wood Floor – Easy Steps – Residential

The question that is most asked by residential homeowners is how to clean a wood floor. There seems to be a common myth or thought that how to clean a wood floor is hard and difficult. This thought that cleaning wood floors is difficult is nothing farther than the truth.   There are many different methods of cleaning wood floors but the objective of this article is to give our viewers and visitors an easy step by step guideline on how...

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Floor Cleaning System – Only Way to Clean Floors

Floor Cleaning System – Only Way to Clean Floors

This is common questions. Should I use a floor cleaning system to clean my floors? Will using a floor cleaning system achieve my floor cleaning goals? What type of floor cleaning system should be used to clean floors? Etc.   The purpose of this article is to provide our visitors with answers to these questions. More importantly, we will address the importance of using a floor cleaning system to maintain their floors, making it the only...

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Floor Grout Cleaning – Quick & Simple – “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Pads – Residential

Floor Grout Cleaning – Quick & Simple – “That’s Amazing” Cleaning Pads – Residential

Floor grout cleaning is arguably the most common problem area in a home to clean. Most homes have some type of flooring in them that has grout, Furthermore, even grout on walls in shower areas and back splashes of kitchens require regular cleaning in a home. The most common complaint is how difficult it is to remove embedded soil when performing floor grout cleaning.   The goal of this article is to provide our readers with daily...

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Floor Cleaning Appliances – Vacuums – Most Important Cleaning Machine

Floor Cleaning Appliances – Vacuums – Most Important Cleaning Machine

The goal of this article is to provide our readers with information on the most important floor cleaning appliance for residential homeowners. The dry vacuum is arguably the most critical and versatile floor cleaning appliance a residential homeowner can purchase. It is a wise investment because of its versatility. In this article we will also discussion he types of dry vacuums, how they are powered and the types of flooring a dry vacuum...

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Hard Floor Cleaning Machines – Steam Floor Mops – Residential

Hard Floor Cleaning Machines – Steam Floor Mops – Residential

There are a considerable amount of choices when it comes to hard floor cleaning machines. The goal of this article is focused on making our residential homeowner viewers aware of a hard floor cleaning machine that performs extremely well for cleaning hard floors in a home. The hard floor cleaning machine we are referring to is a Steam Floor Mop.   When you consider the amount of money that is spent on a variety of cleaning products...

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Hardwood Floor Clean – Reducing and Controlling Damage

Hardwood Floor Clean – Reducing and Controlling Damage

This article will discuss how to reduce and control common and not so common traffic damage when it comes to hardwood floor clean. This topic always begs the question of how to reduce damage to hardwood floors. This question comes form both the commercial end-user and the residential homeowner.   Additionally, this article will also inform our readers on how to repair damages and prevent them, especially when it comes to water damage....

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Floor Cleaning Mops – Types & Functions – Commercial & Residential

Floor Cleaning Mops – Types & Functions – Commercial & Residential

Floor cleaning mops is a very interesting topic because for many commercial end-users and homeowners can become confused on what type of floor cleaning mops to use. The reason for the conclusion is there are so many choices and selection on the market to choose from.   The goal of this article is address the types and functions of floor cleaning mops. This may seem simple and fairly straight forward but we believe that once you read...

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Ceramic Floor Cleaning – Daily Machine Cleaning with Improved Results – Commercial

Ceramic Floor Cleaning – Daily Machine Cleaning with Improved Results – Commercial

The purpose of this article is to explain a relatively new developments and engineering in the power equipment floor cleaning industry; small automatic scrubbers. A common issue for ceramic floor cleaning is how to keep them clean for a longer period of time between deep cleaning cycles. No matter how well you perform daily ceramic floor cleaning, a certain amount of soil will penetrate into the pores of the ceramic floor causing the need...

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Laminate Floors Cleaning – Dust Mop Tips – Residential

Laminate Floors Cleaning – Dust Mop Tips – Residential

Since dust mopping or sweeping is the most important step of any floor cleaning, we wanted to provide our visitors and friends with tips to dust mopping when it comes to residential laminate floor cleaning. Dust mopping or sweeping is always the first step when laminate floor cleaning which must be completed prior to any wet cleaning is perform on laminate floors.   Dust mopping is designed to be performed to remove all the loose soils...

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Cleaning Ceramic Floors – Deep Cleaning without Seal or Wax – Commercial

Cleaning Ceramic Floors – Deep Cleaning without Seal or Wax – Commercial

The objective of this article is to provide our commercial readers with information for cleaning ceramic floors for deep cleaning ceramic floors. Deep cleaning all floors including the cleaning ceramic floors is a periodic or occasional cleaning process and becomes necessary as over time, soil becomes embedded into the floor tile.   There are many different ways for deep cleaning ceramic floors. This article follows some very simple...

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Wood Floors Cleaning – Green Clean with Baking Soda – Residential

Wood Floors Cleaning – Green Clean with Baking Soda – Residential

When address wood floors cleaning in this article, we are discussing only sealed wood floors in residential homes. Any form of moisture from water on a bare, unsealed wood floor will damage it immediately and should be avoided at all times.   With that said, the goal of this article on wood floors cleaning is to provide the residential end-users of how to effectively clean wood floors with a common cleaning agent found in most homes...

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Floor Cleaning Tips – How to Remove Scuffs & Black Marks – Commercial & Residential

Floor Cleaning Tips – How to Remove Scuffs & Black Marks – Commercial & Residential

This is such a simple topic to discuss because the goal of this article on floor cleaning tips is to advise the best way to remove scuffs and black marks from a floor. Especially waxed or finished floors. Regarding floor cleaning tips on the removal of these marks, marks on a floor are a common problem that occurs to all floors and is an issue for all maintenance facilities managers. They are a distraction from the beauty of the floor and...

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How to Clean Floors – Helpful Tips

How to Clean Floors – Helpful Tips

The purpose and goal of this article is to provide our commercial readers with helpful tips, hints and troubleshooting ideas on how to clean floors properly and avoid costly product but also labor errors to correct floor cleaning mistakes.   For the purposes of this discussion, the word “Floors” will cover resilient tile floors that have been sealed or coated with a floor finish, wax or polish such as Vinyl Composition (VCT),...

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Green Cleaning Products – Green Cleaning Machines – Part 1 – Commercial

Green Cleaning Products – Green Cleaning Machines – Part 1 – Commercial

The entire world is looking for ways to cleaning a safer way for the environment. It is more than the global warming validity discussion or anyone’s personal agenda. We have recognized that we are all stewards of the Earth and it is the responsibility of everyone and all corporations to leave this Earth in better ecological shape than when we were on it.   This brings us to the goal of this article which is to provide our readers...

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Floor Tile Cleaning – Spray Buffing

Floor Tile Cleaning – Spray Buffing

What a great topic to discuss. For about the last 15 years, Spray buffing has been fallen out of favor with floor cleaning professions because it is a slower process than using a dry burnishing method with a propane Burnisher. However, we the goal of this article is not to only provide our visitors with the proper step by step procedures for Spray buffing a floor but to advise them of the benefits of spray buffing over dry...

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Lysol Floor Cleaning Concentrate – Lysol Clean Flip Sweeper Floor Mop

Lysol Floor Cleaning Concentrate – Lysol Clean Flip Sweeper Floor Mop

Residential floor cleaning has for the last several years has been in a transition stage from traditional mop and buckets or sponge mops to Microfiber floor cleaning mop systems. These microfiber floor mopping systems which are designed for residential homeowner use were designed for dry and wet cleaning floors.   Floor cleaning mops for the home is an interesting discussion because for homeowners the decision on what kind of floor...

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Cleaning Ceramic Floor Tiles – Fast & Inexpensive – Residential

Cleaning Ceramic Floor Tiles – Fast & Inexpensive – Residential

With some many homes having ceramic flooring, cleaning ceramic floor tiles is one of the most common questions or keyword phases entered into search engines related to floor cleaning. The goal of this article is to provide all our readers and especially residential homeowners with a fast and cheap way to clean ceramic floors. No special products are required and all the tools, supplies and cleaners can be found in all homes. So there is no...

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Cleaning Cork Floors – Daily Cleaning – Commercial

Cleaning Cork Floors – Daily Cleaning – Commercial

As we have written in prior articles on cleaning cork floors, cork flooring is wonderful looking and a practical floor. They are soft on the feet, quiet and their natural looking appearance is warm and inviting. Any cork floor has a wonderfully rich look to a home or building. Cork is actually being used with increasing demand in commercial facilities. This is especially true in high-profile office buildings. This article’s goal is to...

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Cleaning the Floor – Rubber Floor Cleaning

Cleaning the Floor – Rubber Floor Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning the floor as it relates to rubber floors, there are some special precautions that the end-user needs to understand before performing any cleaning or maintenance to the rubber floor. In the commercial market, rubber floors are increasing in popularity in some specific sectors of the market like Health care and Educational facilities. They are popular because they are marketed as low or no maintenance flooring but...

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How to Clean Wood Laminate Floors – Daily Cleaning – Residential

How to Clean Wood Laminate Floors – Daily Cleaning – Residential

The purpose of this article is provide our readers with the very simple daily cleaning steps on how to clean wood laminate floors in a way that will not damage the wood laminate floor over a prolonged period of time. This is important because a wood laminate floor is a wood floor and there are precautions that need to be considered on how to clean wood laminate floors to prevent wood damage to the floor. We will also discuss some commonly...

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Cleaning Vinyl Floor – Burnishing for Glossy Floors

Cleaning Vinyl Floor – Burnishing for Glossy Floors

The topic of cleaning vinyl floor for the purpose of this article, we will address an integral part of floor cleaning and maintenance; high-speed dry burnishing of the floor finish (wax). Commercial facilities that demand high gloss floors known as the “Wet Look” implement the burnishing process as part of their cleaning vinyl floor program. The following discussion on burnishing or buffing floors will include the different types of...

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Cleaning Concrete Floor – Polished Concrete Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning Concrete Floor – Polished Concrete Cleaning & Maintenance

This topic of cleaning concrete floors is interesting unto itself but even more interesting because of the different varieties of concrete. Specifically the goal of this article is to teach and explain about polished concrete floors. It will cover what is polished concrete, what is polish concrete, daily cleaning maintenance in a commercial environment and to dispel some myths about concrete and the no maintenance marketing of concrete...

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Clean Floor Tile – Top Scrubbing Hints – Commercial

Clean Floor Tile – Top Scrubbing Hints – Commercial

The goal of this article is to provide our readers with helpful hints to insure better or improved results when they clean floor tile. Many times these simple things are forgotten or overlooked and they can make a difference between a great looking floor and a floor that is average looking. It cost no more to remember to follow and employ these helpful hints and troubleshooting tips. Top scrubbing is a method of cleaning that is used for...

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Watch Out for Wet Bathroom Floors

Watch Out for Wet Bathroom Floors

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Clean Tile Floor – Machine Scrubbing Versus Mopping – Commercial

Clean Tile Floor – Machine Scrubbing Versus Mopping – Commercial

For commercial end users, there has been a common question about justifying the cost of using power cleaning equipment such as an automatic scrubber versus wet or damp mopping to clean tile floors. If the size of floor is large enough, it is our recommendation to purchase an auto scrubber to clean tile floors. This article’s goal is to point out the advantages and total benefits for commercial building to use power cleaning machines to...

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Industrial Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning – Industrial & Commercial

Industrial Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning – Industrial & Commercial

The purpose of this article is to provide our visitors with step by step procedures for industrial floor cleaning of concrete floor. There are several different industrial floor types but concrete makes up the vast majority of industrial floors.  Industrial floor cleaning can be difficult because of the heavy greasy soils that are associated with industrial facilities. The heavy traffic such as forklifts, heavy plant equipment and boot...

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Commercial Floor Cleaning Equipment – Leading Brands

Commercial Floor Cleaning Equipment – Leading Brands

Many times we are asked what commercial floor cleaning equipment should be purchased. This is no small question. In fact it can be difficult to answer. The goal of this article is provide our readers with information on quality recognized global brands that are known for their leadership role in commercial floor cleaning equipment. We referred to “Global” brands because in the world of the internet, we are reaching commercial end-users...

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Floor Cleaning Products – Protecting Workers – Commercial

Floor Cleaning Products – Protecting Workers – Commercial

The following article is an important part of floor cleaning and all cleaning of a facility but is seldom discussed and often overlooked as part of a comprehensive floor cleaning and general housekeeping program. The goal of this article is to provide information on how protect workers from possible harm and dangers of improper use of floor cleaning products. It is a simple outline and brief description of the steps to take to assist in...

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Bamboo Flooring Cleaning – Resealing Process – Commercial

Bamboo Flooring Cleaning – Resealing Process – Commercial

This article’s goal and objective is to provide our readers with the preparation process for resealing a bamboo floor. Over time, floor seals that are used to protect and beautify the floor wear out. This wearing out is primarily caused by foot traffic in a commercial building. When this occurs the bamboo floor needs to be resealed to continue to protect the bamboo floor.   Keeping bamboo floors properly protected with a seal and...

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Wooden Floor Cleaning – How Humidity Effects Wood Floors

Wooden Floor Cleaning – How Humidity Effects Wood Floors

Wooden floor cleaning is a topic and a question that is brought up quite frequently. As we have written many articles on wooden floor cleaning including step by step procedures, we felt it important for our readers to understand the importance of how wooden floor cleaning can be effected by humidity levels. It is important knowledge for two basic reasons and it is the goal of this article to make our visitors interested in wooden floor...

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Hard Floor Cleaning Machine – Automatic Scrubber Residential Homes

Hard Floor Cleaning Machine – Automatic Scrubber Residential Homes

Residential homeowners are always looking for a better and faster way of doing things. These include cleaning floors. So it is no wonder that homeowners would be looking for a hard floor cleaning machine. There are many choices in the marketplace and a variety of different types of cleaning machines. But as stated in the first sentence if this article, homeowners are looking for better and faster ways of doing things because in today’s...

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Stone Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning Unsealed Stone – Commercial

Stone Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning Unsealed Stone – Commercial

The following article’s goal is to provide our commercial readers with the proper steps to clean unsealed stone floors. Stone floor cleaning is becoming a popular and common topic because so many commercial buildings have moved away from carpeting and vinyl type floors. This is especially true in the common areas of a commercial building such as in a lobby. So it is no wonder that stone floor cleaning and how to properly clean stone...

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Vinyl Floor Cleaning – Dust Mopping Hints – Residential & Commercial

Vinyl Floor Cleaning – Dust Mopping Hints – Residential & Commercial

The goal of this article is to provide our readers with a guide line of useful hints and tips on dust mopping which is the first step in vinyl floor cleaning. Vinyl floor cleaning is relatively easy and as with anything else following recommended procedures to perform each task for vinyl floor cleaning will lead to fast, easy and positive cleaning results.  Since dust mopping is the first step when vinyl floor cleaning, it is the most...

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Slate Floor Cleaning – Deep Cleaning Procedures

Slate Floor Cleaning – Deep Cleaning Procedures

As outlined in prior articles on slate floor cleaning, slate floors are incredibly beautiful. Slate is a stone floor that is quarried from the Earth and cut into slabs of various thicknesses. It is processed further into tiles. Slate floor cleaning is easy and simple. Cleaning will depend on whether the slate floor has been sealed with a coating like a floor finish or wax. If that’s the case, simply clean the floor on as you would...

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Floors Cleaning – Dirty, Soiled or Black Mop Syndrome

Floors Cleaning – Dirty, Soiled or Black Mop Syndrome

This article is dedicated to addressing using a dirty or badly soiled mop for floor cleaning. It will also address a term called Black Mop Syndrome which commonly occurs in healthcare facilities. What should be done to avoid soil mops and why wet mops need to be kept clean when floor cleaning. Failure to keep wet floor mops clean will lead to performance and poor results issues as well as creating a costly mistake. Failure to keep your wet...

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Concrete Floor Cleaning – Routine or Daily Cleaning – Residential

Concrete Floor Cleaning – Routine or Daily Cleaning – Residential

For the residential homeowner concrete cleaning is usually a periodic cleaning task and not a daily or routine cleaning task because it is periodic the concrete floors around a home are usually fairly well soiled, stained or saturated with oil and grease. This cleaning can become a difficult process and due to the fact that concrete is so porous, the soils and stains from the oil and grime are usually next to impossible to remove...

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Used Floor Cleaning Equipment – Why Buy a Used Machine

Used Floor Cleaning Equipment – Why Buy a Used Machine

This topic is interesting and a common question in the commercial cleaning market. There are many things to consider when purchasing any type of cleaning equipment. We will address those considerations and look at used floor cleaning equipment as an alternative. So, for the purpose of this article we address the question of whether or not to buy used floor cleaning equipment. As far as used cleaning equipment is concerned for this article,...

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Tile Floor Cleaning Machine – Automatic Scrubber – Commercial

Tile Floor Cleaning Machine – Automatic Scrubber – Commercial

The automatic scrubber is perhaps the most important piece of tile floor cleaning machine a commercial facility can have in their inventory of equipment. The reasons are wide but the purpose of this article is provide the main reasons way this type of tile floor cleaning machine is critical for cleaning large floor areas as in commercial accounts. The article will also outline the types of power sources and the sizes of this critical tile...

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Cleaning Marble Floor – Marble & Stone Troubleshooting Guide & Hints

Cleaning Marble Floor – Marble & Stone Troubleshooting Guide & Hints

The purpose of this cleaning marble floor article is to provide our readers with a troubleshooting guide and hints to identify and correct common and even less common problems and issues with marble and stone floors. When cleaning marble floor, the key to a stain free marble floor tile is to remove the stain or soil as soon as possible. This will eliminate the majority of the problems of staining the marble or stone floor.A new innovation...

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Cleaning Vinyl Flooring – Removing Loose Soils – Residential

Cleaning Vinyl Flooring – Removing Loose Soils – Residential

The removal of loose soils prior to cleaning vinyl flooring is the most important step in the cleaning vinyl flooring total process. In fact it is the most important step in the cleaning of all floors. This article is dedicated to this discussion which includes why we remove loose soils prior to wet cleaning vinyl flooring as well as the cleaning tools and supplies needed to loose soil removal from floors. The discussion will also advise...

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Bamboo Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning Steps – Commercial

Bamboo Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning Steps – Commercial

For many commercial facilities that have bamboo floors, their facilities managers are somewhat shocked to find out that bamboo is actually a wood floor. Since bamboo floors are the same as wood a misunderstanding is that bamboo floors are difficult to clean and maintain. But in realty this misconception is not true and as long as a commercial account understands how to maintain and clean a wood floor than bamboo floor cleaning is easy....

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Cleaning Hardwood Flooring – Extend the Life of the Seal by Burnishing

Cleaning Hardwood Flooring – Extend the Life of the Seal by Burnishing

This article’s goal is introduce and recommend a method of cleaning hardwood flooring that extends the life cycle of the protective hardwood top coating of seal and/or wood finish. This method is unfamiliar to most facility managers.  Most commercial facility managers do not realize that protective hardwood seal/finish can be cleaned and burnished. Many are under the misconception regarding cleaning hardwood flooring that wood floors can...

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Clean Floor Wood – Microfiber Flat Mop Cleaning

Clean Floor Wood – Microfiber Flat Mop Cleaning

To clean floor wood, an upcoming popular method is a microfiber flat mop cleaning system there are several different types of microfiber flat mop systems. They are relatively inexpensive and do and incredible job when you clean floor wood. It is important to purchase quality microfiber mops. Not all microfiber material is the same and the cheaper imports and lower cost microfiber mops do not clean as well as a quality microfiber mop made...

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How to Clean Laminate Floor – Keeping them Clean – Residential

How to Clean Laminate Floor – Keeping them Clean – Residential

Keeping all floors clean including laminate floors for a longer time between wet cleaning is important to residential homeowners because it allows the homeowner to increase the time period in between wet cleaning.  Let’s be honest, most people do not like cleaning. So if you can extend the time in between cleaning laminate floors, it saves the homeowner time and reduces the drudgery of cleaning tasks. The goal of this article is to...

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Green Cleaning – Zinc Free Floor Finishes (Wax)

Green Cleaning – Zinc Free Floor Finishes (Wax)

As the Green Movement continues to grow in popularity in both the residential and commercial marketplace, the question of what green cleaning products to use is always in question. Of course there has been a standard established by the cleaning chemical manufacturers themselves but third-party certification organizations have been founded and are the foundation of what the green cleaning industry considers green and what is not green. The...

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Cork Floors Cleaning – Sealed Cork Floors – Residential

Cork Floors Cleaning – Sealed Cork Floors – Residential

Cork floors are incredible looking. They are beautiful and provide a warm inviting look to a home. Besides its great looks, an additional advantage cork flooring offers to the homeowner is the quietness of cork. Cork flooring also deadens sound keeping the noise levels in a home or commercial building at a lower level as compared to other flooring. This article’s goal is to provide step by step procedures for sealed cork floor cleaning....

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How to Clean Bamboo Floors – Steam Floor Mop – Residential

How to Clean Bamboo Floors – Steam Floor Mop – Residential

The purpose of this article is to provide our visitors with knowledge of how to clean bamboo floors with the best results. There is a wide variety to cleaning floors including bamboo. What is important is to understand is that bamboo floors is a wood floors. So the dame precautions should be used when determining how to clean bamboo floors. Most residential homeowners have options on how to clean bamboo floors but using a steam floor mop as...

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Floor Cleaning Robot – Types & Function – Residential

Floor Cleaning Robot – Types & Function – Residential

This article is dedicated and objective to providing our residential homeowner readers with information on floor cleaning robots. The discussion will include the types of floor cleaning robots, the function of them, advantages and disadvantages. Also includes helpful reference websites on the most popular brands of floor cleaning robots. There are so many types of floor cleaning machines on the market for homeowners that it can become...

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Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – End-User Floor Finish (Wax) Selection Guide

Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – End-User Floor Finish (Wax) Selection Guide

Many times questions are asked from building service contractors also known as janitorial services what is important to the various market sectors they sell their services to. This is also a common question for the sales and marketing staffs of floor waxing polishing & cleaning products. There are certain market sector end-users that look for key characteristics in a floor finish because these characteristics of a floor finish generally...

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Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – Floor Finish, Wax & Polish Guide

Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – Floor Finish, Wax & Polish Guide

There are so many choices when considering the selection of the proper and correct floor finish for a facility. When it comes to floor waxing polishing & cleaning some of those choices can be confusing. For this reason we wanted to provide our readers and visitors with a guide to assist in selecting the correct and proper floor wax polishing & cleaning product system that will deliver the results with the emphasis of eliminating...

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Cleaning Pergo Flooring – Cleaning Procedures

Cleaning Pergo Flooring – Cleaning Procedures

Cleaning Pergo  flooring is like cleaning any other laminate flooring because they are made in a similar and basic way. So Pergo Laminate floors can be cleaned as described in prior articles written on daily or routine cleaning of laminate floors. However, with that stated, Pergo does have made recommendations for cleaning their laminate flooring. We do not agree with them but they recommend the following which came directly from their...

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Cleaning Grout – Regular Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Grout – Regular Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning grout is an incredible topic because almost every home has a floor installed that includes grout as part of the floor. Bathrooms, kitchens, foyers and even basements have grouted floors so cleaning grout is a topic interesting to almost every residential homeowner. What makes cleaning grout even a more interesting topic, it has a tendency to soil easily and the porosity of the grout allows soil to penetrate it deeply making it...

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Clean Floors – Cleaning Products Power Fade Out

Clean Floors – Cleaning Products Power Fade Out

Have you ever experienced and wondered why the floor you have been cleaning is not as clean at the end of your cleaning as the area of the floor where you began the cleaning process? The answer is Cleaner Power Fade Out. This discussion will cover the term “Power Fade Out”; this term is more commonly known in the commercial market but it happens to all cleaning products whether it is a commercial grade or residential cleaning product....

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Floor Clean – Squeaky Floors – Correcting Them

Floor Clean – Squeaky Floors – Correcting Them

Squeaky floors are an effect that occurs from what we believe from a variety of reasons and can be a result of floor cleaning procedures. This article is dedicated to provide our readers with information of why squeaky floors happen and what can be done to correct this issue. The floors clean level has an impact on the squeakiness of the floor. The squeaky floors we are referring to is not the same squeaky floors that occur from loose...

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Best Way to Clean Laminate Floors – Residential

Best Way to Clean Laminate Floors – Residential

This article’s goal is to outline the best way to clean laminate floors. To get to that answer we will also outline the most common and basic cleaning methods to get to the answer of the best way to clean laminate floors. Laminate floors as discussed in prior articles have become extremely popular in the residential marketplace. This is because they are durable, relatively inexpensive and a large selection of styles, colors and...

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How to Clean Slate Floors – Cleaning Steps – Residential

How to Clean Slate Floors – Cleaning Steps – Residential

The goal of this article is to provide our readers with a simple easy way to how to clean slate floors with proven effective results by using simple tools and supplies. The key to cleaning floors sometimes is to use standard common methods of cleaning. In this case a simple mop and bucket cleaning method does a fine job of cleaning slate floors. However, there are many newer methods that also provide great cleaning results such as a...

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Wood Flooring Cleaning – Spot Mopping – Residential

Wood Flooring Cleaning – Spot Mopping – Residential

With resurgence in popularity of wood floors, how to perform Wood floor cleaning is a common question that many readers ask. There are many different ways to clean wood floors including methods, tools, supplies, etc. However, this article’s goal is to address Spot Mopping as a way of performing wood floor cleaning. Nowadays for the residential homeowner time is a precious commodity. Homeowners are always trying to find ways to fit...

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Cleaning Linoleum Floors – Regular Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Linoleum Floors – Regular Cleaning – Residential

This is a common question from residential homeowners. The question comes because many homeowners that have linoleum floors in their homes have seen their floor turn yellow or lose its smooth surface and appears rough. The reason for this is because linoleum floors are basically a wood floor. We are talking about true linoleum floors and cleaning linoleum floors have to be cleaned using the same precautions when cleaning a wood floor. The...

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How to Clean Floor Tile Grout – Hydrogen Peroxide – Keep It Looking Great

How to Clean Floor Tile Grout – Hydrogen Peroxide – Keep It Looking Great

With so many residential and commercial buildings using non-resilient flooring like ceramic, marble, stone, etc. that require using grout as part of the flooring, the issue  of cleaning and the question of “How to Clean Floor Tile Grout” is becoming a common question by homeowners and building property managers. Grout is very porous and even if the grout is sealed, eventually the seal wears away leaving the grout as porous as it was...

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Hardwood Floors Cleaning – Removing Gum – Residential & Commercial

Hardwood Floors Cleaning – Removing Gum – Residential & Commercial

When it comes to floor cleaning at some point in time gum will need to be removed from the floor. This is true whether it is in a home or in a commercial facility. However it is equally important of how gum is removed on hardwood floors during the hardwood floor cleaning process. The reason why how gum is removed during hardwood floor cleaning is important is the type of protective coatings used on hardwood floors. Most hard wood floors are...

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Hard Floor Cleaning – Damp Mopping Versus Spot Mopping – Commercial

Hard Floor Cleaning – Damp Mopping Versus Spot Mopping – Commercial

The topic of hard floor cleaning for commercial facilities has been a question for many years. Commercial facilities are constantly trying to find ways to cut or control expenses. However, hard floor cleaning on a daily basis is not an option. It is necessity for keeping hard floors looking great. If appearance is paramount to a commercial facility than daily cleaning of hard floors is critical to maintaining them at a level that meets the...

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Best Way to Clean Wood Floors – Steam Mop Cleaning – Residential

Best Way to Clean Wood Floors – Steam Mop Cleaning – Residential

The purpose of this article is to provide our visitors with the best way to clean wood floors. With so many options to clean wood floors, it can be a difficult decision for the residential homeowner to decide what the best way to clean wood floors is. If you are a new visitor to our website – Keeping Floors Clean, you might want to look at other topics on how to clean floors. Our site is dedicated of finding the best way to clean...

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Clean Wood Floor – Vacuuming Wood Floors – Easy & Fast – Residential

Clean Wood Floor – Vacuuming Wood Floors – Easy & Fast – Residential

As discussed in prior articles on cleaning wood floors, it is critical that loose soils are removed from the wood floor. It is critical because loose soils like sand, grit, dust, dried soil are abrasive and cause scratches and small gouges into the wood floor’s protective seal coat and these loose soils can also penetrate deeper into the wood flooring scratching the wood itself. These scratches not only detract from the beauty of the wood...

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How to Clean Wood Floor – Unsealed Wood Floors – Residential

How to Clean Wood Floor – Unsealed Wood Floors – Residential

What does a homeowner do for a newly installed raw unsealed wood floor? How to clean a wood floor that is unsealed is a critical issue and the purpose of this article is to discuss several options that the homeowner has when it comes to protecting a wood floor and preparing for the question of how to clean wood floors. The most important thing to remember when it comes to unsealed wood floors is to protect them with a seal or wax before...

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How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floors – Greener Way to Clean – Residential

How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floors – Greener Way to Clean – Residential

The majority of homes throughout the world have some form of ceramic floors. Ceramic has been long used on bathroom floors but more and more are also using ceramic floors in kitchens and also in family rooms as well as over the top of concrete floors in basements. W\So it is no wonder that one of the most popular questions for cleaning floors is “How to Clean Ceramic Tile Floors”. There are several ways to get great cleaning results but...

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Cleaning Hard Wood Floors – Best Way to Remove Scuff & Black Marks

Cleaning Hard Wood Floors – Best Way to Remove Scuff & Black Marks

There is such a simple and easy procedure and common easily accessible products to remove scuffs and black heel marks when cleaning hard wood floors. This article’s goal is to provide our readers with information that will allow them to easily remove these marks from their floors while cleaning hard wood floors for a low inexpensive cost. Cleaning hard wood floors is relatively easy when using the correct tools and products but there are...

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How to Clean Grout – High Pressure Grout Cleaning – Residential

How to Clean Grout – High Pressure Grout Cleaning – Residential

Since most homes and buildings today have some sort of hard flooring like ceramic or stone floors that have grout lines, how to clean grout has become a question asked by almost every homeowner. Usually when this question is asked, the grout has become so soiled and embedded with dirt and grime, that it requires heavy-duty cleaning. This task is most likely going to be difficult and labor intensive for the homeowner. This article’s goal...

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Green Cleaning – Training is Critical – Commercial

Green Cleaning – Training is Critical – Commercial

If you a regular visitor to our website, you know that we have established a complete section on this website dedicated to green cleaning of floors. We have assigned a separate section on Green Cleaning because it is perhaps the fastest growing trend in the cleaning industry. So the interest level on green cleaning is garnishing greater interest from commercial and residential customers than ever before. With that being stated, this...

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Cleaning Ceramic Floor Tile – Steam Mop Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Ceramic Floor Tile – Steam Mop Cleaning – Residential

Since almost every house has a ceramic floor located somewhere in the home, the question of effective ways of cleaning ceramic floor tile is quite common. Ceramic is a manufactured floor tile that employs baking process in a kiln. Ceramic floor tiles come in three basic types. Glazed Semi-Glazed Unglazed Glazed and Semi-Glazed ceramic tiles are generally easier to clean than unglazed because a silicate coating is applied to ceramic floor...

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Hardwood Floor Cleaning Products – Residential

Hardwood Floor Cleaning Products – Residential

Hardwood floor cleaning is simple and easy when using the proper cleaning supplies and procedures. For the purposes of this article, hardwood floor cleaning products will be outlined and discussed as well as other types of hardwood floor cleaning product types such as supplies and tools. This discussion will cover the most popular categories of hardwood floor cleaning products with an emphasis on the best products to use in a residential...

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Cleaning Floor Tiles – Brown Stains Under Rubber Mats

Cleaning Floor Tiles – Brown Stains Under Rubber Mats

Some rubber backed matting used at doorways and in other areas of a floor such as in checkout stands in a store may cause a browning or brown yellowish stain to the floor tile directly under the rubber mat. This article addresses this problem which occurs with some rubber matting and can occur in a commercial or a residential location.  It can be a real hassle when it happens. We will discuss why this happens and how to avoid or greatly...

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Clean Room Flooring – How to Daily Clean

Clean Room Flooring – How to Daily Clean

This article’s purpose is to address and outline the proper way to maintain clean room flooring through the daily cleaning process. This is important knowledge for clean room cleaning and each step should be followed correctly or issues and problems can ensue. This is because clean room flooring requires special maintenance and cleaning. This includes the floor finishing (waxing) of the clean room floor which we will discuss in another...

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Clean Laminate Floors – Best Ways to Prevent Premature Wear

Clean Laminate Floors – Best Ways to Prevent Premature Wear

This discussion is designed to provide our readers simple and inexpensive way to prevent premature wear on a laminate floor but it also will assist in keeping soil off the floor thus making it easier to clean laminate floors. With laminate floors becoming ever more popular as a choice in floor coverings, the consideration of how to prevent premature wear on these floors and thereby prevent early replacement is useful cost savings...

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Floor Cleaning Tools – Manual Hand Tools – Commercial & Residential

Floor Cleaning Tools – Manual Hand Tools – Commercial & Residential

This topic is interesting because many times the subject of tools often includes cleaning products and machines but for this article, our goal will be to provide our readers with a list of the most common hand tools used to clean floors but also include a description of floor cleaning tools. What is even more fascinating is the same tools used in a residence can be used and found in commercial buildings. The tools discussed in this article...

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Clean Hardwood Floor – Repairing Minor Damage to Hardwood Floors

Clean Hardwood Floor – Repairing Minor Damage to Hardwood Floors

This is an interesting topic because most of the articles written on the topic of clean hardwood floors have been on how to maintain, clean, etc. of wood floors. However, this article is designed to provide our readers with information and how to repair minor damage to hardwood floors. Some damage occurs during when a person cleans hardwood floors.  This discussion will also include what to do to prevent common damage and repair product...

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How to Clean Vinyl Floors – Cleaning Asphalt Tracking – Commercial

How to Clean Vinyl Floors – Cleaning Asphalt Tracking – Commercial

The information in this article will provide steps on how to clean vinyl floors of asphalt sealer that has been tracked onto a commercial floor. This problem occurs most often in retail stores and malls and to a much lesser extent in other commercial buildings.  Normally, this problem is not noticeable until a build up over the first several days to a week of tracking has occurred. Later in the article, hints and tips on what to do to...

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Grout Cleaning – Routine Cleaning – Residential

Grout Cleaning – Routine Cleaning – Residential

Almost all homes today have some form of flooring that has grout. Grout can be a difficult material to keep clean because it is extremely porous and is generally more porous than the floor tile itself. So what normally occurs, the ceramic or stone floor tiles are easier to keep clean and over time a soil build up has penetrated into the grout lines making it difficult to clean at this point. However, there is a simple solution to preventing...

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Cleaning Tile Floors – Labor for Performing Daily Cleaning Tasks – Commercial

Cleaning Tile Floors – Labor for Performing Daily Cleaning Tasks – Commercial

This topic is not thoroughly covered very often and when it is discussed, it is slanted toward the point of view of either the End-User (Customer) or the Personnel (Janitors or Contracting Service Companies) performing the work for cleaning a tile floor. However, this article is slanted neither way and offers a clear, objective and realistic approach in estimating labor for cleaning tile floors.    This article addresses the importance...

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Cleaning Wood Floor – Dust Mopping Keeps Them Cleaner – Residential & Commercial

Cleaning Wood Floor – Dust Mopping Keeps Them Cleaner – Residential & Commercial

Whether you are a residential homeowner or a facilities manager for a commercial building, dust mopping of all floors is the first step in cleaning but when it comes to wood floors it is even more critical and extremely important to perform the procedure properly when cleaning wood floors. Dust mopping removes the loose debris including sand, grit, dirt, etc from the floor. When this procedure is performed poorly, sand and grit is left on...

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Cleaning Wooden Floors – Simple Cleaning – Residential

Cleaning Wooden Floors – Simple Cleaning – Residential

Wooden floors had lost their appeal to homeowners from the mid 1960’s through the 1980’s but since then have made a huge comeback in popularity because of their incredible beauty and warm ambience they give to home. However, wooden floors also need to be cared for and cleaned without harming the wood. This not difficult and rather easy if you use caution and follow the simples steps outlined in this article. For the purpose of this...

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Clean Floors – Cleaning Products Power Fade Out – Commercial & Residential

Clean Floors – Cleaning Products Power Fade Out – Commercial & Residential

Have you ever experienced and wondered why the floor you have been cleaning is not as clean at the end of your cleaning as the area of the floor where you began the cleaning process? The answer is Cleaner Power Fade Out. This discussion will cover the term “Power Fade Out”; this term is more commonly known in the commercial market but it happens to all cleaning products whether it is a commercial grade or residential cleaning product....

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Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – How Important is Solids Content

Floor Waxing Polishing & Cleaning – How Important is Solids Content

The measurement of Solids Content of Floor Finishes, Waxes and Polishes from the performance standpoints of durability, consumption, gloss and overall performance has been a point of contention for many years. Non-Volatile Solids Content has been a measurement toll used in top coatings such as floor waxing polishing and cleaning. For the purpose of this article we will be addressing water based floor coatings used on resilient and...

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Laminate Flooring Cleaning – Cleaning Tips

Laminate Flooring Cleaning – Cleaning Tips

This article’s purpose is to provide our visitors with cleaning tips for laminate floor cleaning. This includes not only basic cleaning procedure tips but also tips and hints to protect laminate floors from damage. Many tips for general floor cleaning also apply to laminate floor cleaning. Laminate flooring has become extremely popular and as laminate flooring becomes even more popular than it already is, the need for laminate floor...

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How to Clean Hardwood Floor – Keep Hardwood Floors Clean – Entrance Matting

How to Clean Hardwood Floor – Keep Hardwood Floors Clean – Entrance Matting

This article’s goal is to provide valuable information on why and where to use entrance way matting to maintain and keep hardwood floors cleaner for a longer period of time while reducing wear and damage to the hardwood floor. Additionally it will also cover other areas of the hardwood floor that would benefit from area rugs or carpet runners. This area of preventive maintenance is often overlooked but it is a critical part of how to...

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Cleaning Floor Tile – Salt or Soap Film Removal

Cleaning Floor Tile – Salt or Soap Film Removal

The following information provides answers on cleaning floor tile to remove soap or salt film from a tile floor. It also covers the primary reasons how salt and soap residue develops on tile floors and where to purchase a simple but effective product to make cleaning tile floors easy and fast. This is specific problem that can be remedied quickly if the proper product is used. The correct product to use to clean tile floors of soap and salt...

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Floor Cleaning Pads – Product Selection Guide – Commercial

Floor Cleaning Pads – Product Selection Guide – Commercial

This article is designed to provide general information on floor cleaning pads, how to select the correct pad for the correct task and how conventional non-woven floor pads are manufactured. Also discussed in this article are specialty floor pads and a new floor cleaning pad that just hit the commercial market. As stated in prior articles, mechanical action is essential to producing great cleaning results. Floor cleaning pads provide the...

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Terrazzo Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning Procedures – Commercial

Terrazzo Floor Cleaning – Daily Cleaning Procedures – Commercial

The objective of this article is to provide step by step procedures for terrazzo floor cleaning on a daily basis. It also includes a list of the products, tools and supplies required to successfully perform the routine or daily cleaning task for terrazzo floor cleaning.  For the purpose of this discussion, we will be addressing those terrazzo floors that have been sealed with a top coating of floor finish or seal. Good looking floors...

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Cleaning Terrazzo Floors – Daily Cleaning Steps – Residential

Cleaning Terrazzo Floors – Daily Cleaning Steps – Residential

This article’s goal is to provide the residential homeowner with step by step cleaning procedures for cleaning terrazzo floors. Also included in this discussion are the tools and products needed to clean terrazzo floors. These procedures are similar to cleaning terrazzo floors in a commercial building but without the use of commercial power cleaning machines. However as discussed in other articles there is some less expensive alternative...

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Limestone Floor Cleaning – Heavy Deep Cleaning – Commercial

Limestone Floor Cleaning – Heavy Deep Cleaning – Commercial

The objective of this article is to provide the Commercial Market with a step by step heavy or deep cleaning process for unsealed limestone floor cleaning. We believe to better understand heavy or deep limestone floor cleaning and its grout, a basic understanding of limestone is needed.  Limestone is porous and easily stained; it can be affected adversely by acidity if proper daily maintenance is not maintained.  Limestone can be found on...

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How to Clean Marble Floor – Using Floor Finish on Marble – Commercial

How to Clean Marble Floor – Using Floor Finish on Marble – Commercial

If you walk into the majority of high-rise office buildings, corporate offices, government locations, Museums, etc. you are mostly likely will be walking on a marble floor that is somewhere in the building. It has been a popular flooring substrate for commercial buildings for hundreds of years and even thousands of years. With some many marble floors used in commercial sites, the question of how to clean marble floors as it pertains to this...

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Clean Travertine Floor – Daily Cleaning Steps – Unsealed Travertine – Commercial

Clean Travertine Floor – Daily Cleaning Steps – Unsealed Travertine – Commercial

What a beautiful looking floor. Travertine is so beautiful that vinyl composition tile manufacturers have and still make vinyl tile that looks like Travertine stone. I guess imitation is the best form of flattery.  This article’s goal is to give our readers procedures of how to clean a travertine floor, a list of the best supplies to use to clean travertine floors and an explanation of what Travertine is and a new innovative cleaning pad...

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Clean Marble Floors – Best Routine Cleaning Methods – Residential

Clean Marble Floors – Best Routine Cleaning Methods – Residential

Marble flooring has become a popular flooring to use in residential homes and the trend is continuing to grow because of the beauty of marble and the warm, rich inviting look it brings to a home. Its renewed popularity has also driven a demand for many homeowners to decide what the best way to clean marble floors is. This question from homeowners is coming from the fact that marble is extremely porous and is susceptible to damage from harsh...

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Cleaning Concrete Floors – Commercial Daily Cleaning

Cleaning Concrete Floors – Commercial Daily Cleaning

This is the first article written on this website on cleaning concrete floors. We are glad to finally explain the procedure steps of daily cleaning concrete floors in commercial buildings but we will also address some major myths on what the Concrete Producers and Trade Organizations are doing to promote their product line…concrete floors. We will address the main myth and explain the reason for an increase in using concrete as flooring...

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How to Clean Laminate Wood Floors – Simple Cleaning

How to Clean Laminate Wood Floors – Simple Cleaning

The information below is dedicated to explaining that cleaning laminate wood floors is easy. This article outlines simple cleaning procedures, how to correct damage, and what common cleaning agent recommendations for how to clean laminate wood floors to avoid and the reasons why. Laminate floors have become hugely popular as a flooring because they are durable, easy to install and easy to maintain but this website promotes and recommends...

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Floor Cleaning Services – More than a Cleaning Services Provider

Floor Cleaning Services – More than a Cleaning Services Provider

The cleaning industry has changed drastically over the past 10 to 15 years due to the ever changing and increasing demands of customers. This applies to both the residential and commercial marketplace. Customers especially in the commercial sector have demanded better and expanded services. The reason for this trend is commercial facility managers have taken on more responsibility and seeing the need for outside services to provide...

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Floor Cleaning Services – Request for Proposal Questions (RFP) – Commercial

Floor Cleaning Services – Request for Proposal Questions (RFP) – Commercial

One of the most complicated processes in determining the right floor cleaning Service Company to hire is understanding which company will perform according to the Scope of Work and have the management expertise to accomplish your goals as a partner. This takes some investigative work. In the past 15 years, on-line auction bidding has been popular in the commercial market place for purchasing products and services including floor cleaning...

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Steam Cleaning Tile Floors – Grout Deep Cleaning – Residential

Steam Cleaning Tile Floors – Grout Deep Cleaning – Residential

This article’s goal is to address steam or vapor for deep cleaning grout. The discussion will cover the hiring of a service versus doing it yourself. Steam cleaning tile floors and grout using a steam vapor machine designed for the homeowner versus hiring a service is a common question. This article will present options for the homeowner to make the decision. Deep cleaning floors and grout is different from routine cleaning. When a 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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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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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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