Hardwood floors are a great investment in your home, but unless you clean them the right way, they can start to look dull and dirty pretty quickly. They’re easy to care for, but you need to know how to clean them correctly to avoid damaging them. This page is going to show you how to do it right and help you keep them in pristine condition for a very long time.
Vinegar seems to be the latest wonder cleaner in every household. While it’s true that vinegar, especially white vinegar, is great for cleaning everything from your kitchen sink to your washable blinds, it’s not good for hardwood floors. While it may seem obvious to want to clean using such a natural cleanser, it’s not a good idea to use it on wood flooring. This is because vinegar is too acidic and will slolwy eat away at the glossy finish that’s been applied to the wood planks.
You want to keep your beautiful hardwood floors clean so you grab your broom and sweep. And sweep. And sweep some more, because no matter how much you sweep your floor, there always seems to be some dust and dirt that escapes your broom. So you reach for your… …vacuum cleaner? It’s not as crazy as it sounds. If done right, a vacuuming will get your hardwood floor cleaner than sweeping or using a dry mop.
If you’ve thought about using a vacuum cleaner on hardwood but hesitated because you weren’t sure if it may damage them, you did the right thing. Vacuum cleaners can damage your hardwood floors, but only if you’re using the ‘wrong’ kind. Believe it or not, there are some that clean finished wood flooring better than carpet, and some that are good for both. First let’s figure out if your current vacuum will scratch your floor, and if it will I’ll show you how to pick one that’s safe to use.
Most cordless stick vacuums work great on hardwood floors, but they may struggle with carpet. And some do great on carpet, but can’t seem to manage bare floors. How do you know which ones are great at both? Here are five (we’re up to six now) that excel on both hardwood and carpeted floors. Dyson V8 Absolute Other than strong suction, the versatility of a Dyson is one of its' best features.
The Dyson brand screams efficiency, power, and, well, a high price tag. Sure, it's a bit of a status symbol to have a Dyson in your home, but is it worth that bigger price tag? Today we are specifically looking at cordless vacs. Just because they have the Dyson logo and cost twice as much does that mean that they are twice as good? A lightweight cordless vacuum is worth more than its weight in gold for most homes.
Choosing a flooring material when you don’t have any pets can be complicated enough, but trying to choose a pet friendly one can feel downright stressful. It's not unusual to come home to find that your dog made a mess in the kitchen. Cost, appearance, and durability are things to keep in mind when shopping for a floor under any circumstances, but if you’ve got a dog living with you durability quickly becomes the most important factor.
Lifeproof is a very popular brand of vinyl flooring, mostly due to the fact that it’s on the lower-end of the price spectrum and that it’s sold by Home Depot. Since vinyl itself is already an affordable option, it can be tempting to save even more money by going with something like Lifeproof, but it may not be your best bet. Sold exclusively by Home Depot, Lifeproof vinyl is a cheap alternative to hardwood.
First, always start cleaning your vinyl floors by sweeping them. After loose debris is off the floor fill a bucket with warm water and add 1 cup of white vinegar. Lastly, clean the floor with a damp but not sopping wet mop. DIY Vinyl Flooring Cleaner recipe 3/4 bucket full of warm water 1 cup vinegar Seriously, it’s that simple. This slightly acidic concoction is perfect for vinyl and won’t cause any damage over the long haul.
You’ve decided to give your basement a makeover and you need to find a cheap and waterproof alternative to your boring, cold, concrete floor. Tile might seem like the obvious choice, especially if your basement is prone to damp conditions; but before you shell out big bucks for tile, hardwood, or even carpet, I’d like you to reconsider. There’s a better option for your concrete floors, one that won’t break the bank, or your back, when you’re trying to install it.
When updating a bathroom in your home, floor coverings are always at the top of the list of what gets done. In the past ceramic and porcelain tile were defintely the best choice for bathroom floors. With today’s technology however, they may just become a thing of the past. The best choice is quickly becoming luxury vinyl planks (LVP) and tile (LVT). Before you question their usefulness for a bathroom, let’s explore 10 reasons why they’re the best option for replacing your current bathroom flooring.
Luxury vinyl plank flooring or LVP is an inexpensive way to breathe new life into a room. It’s gorgeous, is extremely durable, is affordable, and it comes in an endless array of colors and patterns. Let’s take a close look at the pros and cons of vinyl flooring, the best brands, where you can buy it, and go over a few tips to help your installation go smoothly. Table Of Contents
The first time I told my husband that I wanted a cordless stick vacuum he rolled his eyes and told me that there was no way he was buying another carpet cleaning gadget. I ended up buying one anyway and guess who uses it more than our full size Dyson ball vacuum now? That’s right, my husband does. He wasn’t quick to admit it but he loves how much easier our cordless Dyson is to use while still sweeping piles of pet hair and dander out of our carpet.