1. Remove any surface dirt and dust
First, stack any chairs on a table to ensure you can reach every part of your floor. Then, sweep the floor to get rid of the dust and dirt sitting on the surface of your floors. Collect this with a dustpan before mopping.
Mop and bucket
The first option is a spin mop and bucket. It’s important to make sure your bucket has a spin function so that the mop head is damp, not wet, when you start mopping. Otherwise, your floor will take too long to dry!
Mix all-purpose cleaner with water in your bucket, as per the instructions. Saturate the mop and wring it out thoroughly so the mop is damp, not wet. Mop all surfaces, washing the mop in the bucket as required.
Microfibre wet and dry
If you don’t have or don’t want to store a mop bucket, the microfibre mop is a great second option. It comes with two pads: a wet pad, and a microfibre dry for a superior streak-free clean. This option is great for use on timber floorboards, vinyl, linoleum, polished concrete and tiles.
Start by spraying a small amount of water on your floor from a spray bottle, use the wet pad to mop the floor.
Once you’ve covered all surfaces with the wet pad, replace it with the microfibre dry pad and mop once more. This will ensure no streaks and means you don’t have to wait for your floors to dry before stepping on them.
If you’re looking for a great way to disinfect your floors without any hard chemicals, you could also invest in a steam mop. The steam kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria and germs (no chemicals required) and it’s ready to go in just 15 seconds. Simply fill up the tank with water out of the tap and start mopping, as you would with the other two options. You’re not only limited to floors – take it into the bathroom to clean tiles and grout, as well as mirrors and glass.
3. Let it dry
Once you have mopped, let the surfaces dry before stepping on them.
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