Having nice floors is a luxury and it can be difficult to keep them clean, since people are constantly walking on them. There are a few simple things that you can do though, which will help to keep your floors clean.
If you have a pet in the home, it will help your floors if you bathe them regularly. Before your pet comes back inside the house from being outside, you can brush off any outside debris, dirt or loose fur, so it will not get tracked inside of your home. Keeping your pet groomed and clean is a great way to prolong the life of your floors. You will also want to make sure that your pet’s nails do not get too long, since long nails can scratch and damage certain types of flooring.
Robot vacuums have become increasingly popular, and they are another great way that you can keep your floors clean. In between when you do a deep and thorough cleaning of your floor, you can have the robot vacuum going around and doing the work for you. If you do invest in a robot vacuum, you want to make sure that you do clean it out and change the filter if your model has one.
Having a doormat at the front door, or a side door if you have one, is another great way to keep your floor looking nice and clean. There are so many things that get stuck on the bottom of your shoes, including dirt, pollen, feces, pesticides and other allergens, and if you have a doormat when you first walk in, it is a visual reminder to wipe off your shoes. This will help to lessen the amount of dirt that you are bringing into the house. An even better option is to take off your shoes once you get home. Not only will your floors be cleaner if you take off your shoes, but it will also help with the air quality in your home, since you are not bringing in all of the outside allergens.
You will want to vacuum your floors at least once a week to make sure that you never get a huge build-up of dust. If you have small children living in your home, you may need to vacuum the area in which they eat more frequently, since there is a very good chance that a lot of their meals will end up on the floor.
In between when you vacuum, you will probably want to sweep. Sweeping should be done several times a week, especially in the kitchen. If there are a lot of spills that happen in the kitchen, you are also going to want to mop. Mopping should also be done at least once a week, but you will need to more frequently in the kitchen. Staying on top of floor cleaning is going to prolong the life of your floor and will also make it look beautiful and clean on a daily basis.