Whether it’s a regularly scheduled cleaning or a deep sanitization, one thing is for certain: water alone won’t do the trick when it comes to gussying up your floors—in fact, in some cases, it can be downright detrimental! The smart home or business owner will adhere to a specialized formula of cleaning substances to destroy dirt, eradicate grime, and leave your home looking like new.
Here’s the catch, though: all floorings react differently to different cleaning products. As we stated earlier, even water can destroy the strongest of floorings over time, and harsh chemicals can act similarly. As a smart cleaner, you’ll need to learn about what kinds of products can—and can’t—be used on your individual floors. Trust us: your investments will thank you!
When it comes to products bought from a box store, a good rule of thumb to follow is this: if the product does not explicitly state it is safe for a given flooring type, assume that it isn’t. Though your buddy or the store associate might claim it works just fine, these products are made the way they are for a reason. At best, it probably will fail to clean a flooring it wasn’t made for; at worst, it can downright decimate it.
Here are some guidelines for specific flooring types.