Food stains, coloured drinks, scuff marks, mud, the list goes on for the things that could possibly stain your floor. While some flooring materials, like vinyl for example, are susceptible to most stubborn stains, there are still times when you feel you are being challenged.
To make sure you are equipped the next time you encounter them, here are some helpful tips for you:
- If your vinyl floor is left with stains from fruit juice, tomato sauce, or wine, you can get them up in no time! Just mix one-part bleach with four parts of water. Soak a cloth in that solution and put that soaked cloth on top of the stain. Leave it on for about an hour to allow the bleach to soak the stain. Rub it lightly and rinse it with water and pat it dry.
- Soot can be a really difficult stain from finished hardwood flooring. However, with the proper materials, you can easily remove it without any trouble. You can use dry chemical soot removal sponge. Please do not be tempted to wet the sponge because it is ALWAYS used dry. When it gets dirty, shave the outer surface away. Get as much soot of as you can. Then, clean the area with some citrus degreaser diluted with water. Once you get the stain off, make sure the floor is dry.
- If your vinyl floor is stained with black streak marks from your kids’ school shoes, don’t fret about it too much. All you need to do is borrow their eraser to take them off. Better yet, show them how simple it is to rub the marks off the floor and let them do it.
- Your bathroom floor tiles may also get an accumulation of soap scum, or perhaps your floor tiles are dulled by water spots. You can brighten the floor by scrubbing those stains off with half a cup of white vinegar, half a cup of ammonia, and a quarter cup of borax. Mix it all up with a gallon of warm water. Rinse it well with cold water and allow everything to blow-dry.
- Rust stains could be unsightly on your ceramic tile, and unfortunately, they can happen easily in places where metal gets mixed with moisture, in the bathroom usually. Mix lemon juice and borax in equal proportions until you achieve a paste-like consistency. Apply it on the surface where it’s needed. Do not touch the area until it is all dried. Use a sponge to wipe the mixture off and rinse everything with clean water. You can also try a combination of vinegar and salt and leave it on the stain for five hours or so and add hot water. Scrub any stains left.
While it’s not fun to see your floors stained, it’s not a reason to be frustrated. We hope these tips would help you!