Is there a better feeling than going home, taking off your shoes and slipping on the floor of your house in your socks, or even barefoot?
Well, there might be better, but it still feels good. Unfortunately, dirty floors can quickly dampen your happiness when you get home.
No matter what your floors are made of, we all agree that they are much cleaner! Washing the floor can often prove to be a rather daunting task when cleaning your home, but don’t worry!
Here’s a complete list of our secret recipes to make cleaning your floors a breeze by belktile
Cleaning of parquet floors
The first to go is a great classic: the parquet floor.
A popular choice in homes all over the world, for its luxurious appearance and of course its unfailing comfort when it comes to setting foot on it.
If you’re one of those who didn’t have to lay it themselves, you’re lucky: it’s a particularly meticulous task, like an expensive jigsaw puzzle, with no easy to spot edges!
But, as complicated as it is to lay, parquet doesn’t require as much effort to maintain. Here’s a recipe that is sure to work for taking care of your parquet floor:
- Black soap
- Lemon essential oil and tea tree essential oil
- A panosse / mop
- Mix 4 tablespoons of black soap, 4 teaspoons of vinegar, 25 drops of lemon and tea tree essential oil in a bucket containing 5 liters of water.
- And a little advice: each time you are about to sweep the floor, vacuum first…
- This will prevent the formation of dust that would remain stuck to your floor that you have just cleaned!
- With this recipe, there is no need to let the mixture settle beforehand, simply dip your mop / panosse in the mixture and start scrubbing!
Cleaning of tiled floors
Now let’s move on to what is often considered the most artistic choice when it comes to flooring: tiles!
Tiles come in every conceivable shape and size, and although traditionally made of stone or ceramics, modern technology now makes it possible to produce tiles made of rubber, or even glass!
But as beautiful as the different tiles may be, they all share the same drawback: the small spaces between each tile that are often filled with a porous material, which traps a lot of dirt.
Here is our miracle solution to save you too much effort in cleaning your tiles :
- Soda crystals
- Marseille soap flakes
- Tea tree essential oil
- Hot water
- A mop / panosse
- First of all, take a bucket containing a litre of hot water.
- Then mix 3 tablespoons of soda crystals, 2 tablespoons of Marseille soap flakes and 10 to 30 drops of essential oil (according to your preferences).
- Once you have your mixture, there is really no special technique: roll up your sleeves and scrub your floors with your trusty mop/pan, and let yourself be surprised by the strong cleaning power of your homemade product!
Cleaning of stone floors
Speaking of porous materials, we will now turn to the subject of stone floors.
These are more rarely used inside your home, and are more often found in the garage, balcony or other garden, and it is always useful to know how to clean them if they get dirty! Stone is a permeable material, so it can allow stains to penetrate deeply.
You will need a plan to deal with it, here it is :
- Terre de Sommières
- A hard bristle brush
- Pour a layer of powder over the stained area and let it stand for at least 2 hours.
- Depending on the size of the stain, you can even leave it for longer. We recommend that you leave it on overnight and brush off the excess the next day.
- If the stain proves to be resistant, do not hesitate to repeat the operation until it completely disappears.
If you’re the type of person who prefers the comfort of your own home, you may have carpet on the floor.
Whether it’s short-pile or long-pile, we all agree that it’s always nice to walk barefoot.
What’s less pleasant, however, is to look down and see a big stain, or that moment when your heart stops when a glass of red wine or a cup of coffee starts the inevitable fall to the ground.
But don’t worry next time it happens: we have the solution!
- Baking soda
- Lavender essential oil
- A brush
- Mix 10 drops of lavender essential oil in a bowl filled with baking soda, until a homogeneous mixture is obtained (add as much baking soda as necessary).
- The goal is to finish with a powder infused with essential oil, but which will still be possible to sprinkle on the affected area of your floor.
- If possible, leave the powder on for at least 2 hours, then vigorously brush off the excess with a suitable brush.
- All you will have to do is vacuum: after that your carpet / rug should have regained all its shine!
Cleaning of marble floors
If you are lucky enough to live in a house with marble floors, we envy you! Marble is beautiful, projects light into your home, each slab is unique and it is an extremely durable material!
But these advantages all depend on the cleanliness of the floor… Yes, your marble floor will not necessarily look great if it is all dirty!
As it would be a shame to miss out on all that marble has to offer, here are our tips for maintaining its shine:
- Soda crystals
- Powdered chalk
- A rag
- Prepare a paste with 2 tablespoons of chalk, 1 tablespoon of soda crystals and 2 tablespoons of water.
- Stir well until the mixture is homogeneous. Spread a thick layer of this paste over the affected area, and leave for at least 1 hour.
- Once this time has elapsed, simply wipe it off with a cloth and admire the result!
And there you have it, Batmaid’s complete guide to help you keep your floors clean, and make sure you’re always happy to get home. Whether they’re made of carpet or tile, they always look better once they’re clean! If you have secret techniques for getting rid of stains, please feel free to share them with us: we love to hear your comments or emails!