Grandma Says: How To Clean Floors With Natural Products

Any housewife wants eternal clean and shiny floors. If it’s possible with natural solutions is better, especially in families with little children who begin to explore the world crawling.

Here are some natural cleaning methods for all floor types. Discover how to get shiny and clean floors with handy products.

Hardwood floor will shine if it’s rinsed with water and 2-3 cups of black tea. Dull laminate flooring regains its beauty if you clean it with warm water and hair shampoo, plus a little rubbing alcohol. It will shine like new.

Floor stains:
Remove wax stains by heating them with a hairdryer then absorb the wax stains with a blotting or a cotton cloth.

Rub well ink stains with lemon slices then wash it with hot soapy water.

Rub well paint stains with a cloth soaked in water with vinegar.

Remove pen stains with white vinegar directly by pouring it directly on the stain and leaving for 15 minutes to act.

Black footprints left on the floor by footwear are very easy to remove with a eraser.

!!! Tip: If you have old creaky parquet, bring back the silence in your house by sprinkling talcum powder between the cracks.

If you want to keep your floor clean without chemicals and less effort, choose a steam cleaning machine, which eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and germs, only with water. Thus, you won’t leave chemical traces on the floor. Steam will quickly and effectively remove dust and dirt and microfiber sponges from inside of the machine will gather dirt. Such a device is used without problems on all sealed floors, including wood and laminate. It is extremely easy to use, practical and will penetrate into narrow areas of the house without any problems.

For different types of flooring:
-for tiled floors is used to clean a mixture of equal parts of vinegar and water;
-for stone tiled flooring never use soap because it becomes extremely slippery. Use a mixture of 2 tablespoons of baking soda and a liter of water.
-floors made of tile pieces are washed occasionally with potato broth. You’ll have a very pleasant surprise.
-stains from cement flooring will disappear if they are rubbed well with a stiff brush dipped in hot vinegar.

White marble can be cleaned with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and salt: a rate of 6 to 1. Colored and black marble is washed with regular detergent. If you want glossy marble polish it with a soft cloth. Salt in combination with lemon juice or vinegar is used successfully to clean marble. Simple lemon juice cleans perfectly the marble, if it’s then rinsed with a cloth soaked in water.

Linoleum will shine more beautiful if you wash it occasionally with an equal mixture of water and milk. Moreover, it will last much longer if after washing you’ll rinse it with boiled rice water. Linoleum regains shine if it’s washed with potato broth. Ink stains can be removed with a few drops of linseed oil and sandpaper. Polish linoleum with a wool cloth dipped in flooring wax.

Quickly floor cleansers:
Natural solution to refresh carpeting is made from these ingredients: 20 drops of lavender essential oil and 250 grams of baking soda. Place ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a fork. Spread the mixture in a thin layer over the carpet and leave at least two hours. Then vacuum. Lavender leaves a pleasant scent, while baking soda absorbs heavy odors from carpet.

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