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How Often to Clean a Floor

Thanksgiving is behind us, Christmas is just around the corner. Are your floors ready for your family gathering?!


As a general rule, floors in high-traffic areas, such as kitchens, dining areas, bathrooms, entryways, and hallways, should be swept or vacuumed every one to three days and mopped once a week. While a good mopping is essential for keeping floors clean, regular sweeping or vacuuming is critical for maintaining the finish and life of the flooring. This is because it removes dirt and grit that can damage the floor as it's walked on. When it comes to mopping, the best time to clean is when the floor looks like it needs it.


Most people imagine they already know how to mop a floor, but a key mistake often made is to neglect to use a second bucket for rinse water. It is very common to use only a bucket of wash water and to rinse the mop in the same water used to wash the floor. The better method is to use two buckets—one for a solution of water and detergent, and another with clean rinse water. You can also use one bucket for washing water and fill a sink basin with fresh water to rinse.



We hope this helps you prepare your floors for your family gathering or just a fresh start to the week. If you do not like your floors, give us a call at Norman Floorcovering. We would love to measure and give you options on floors you WILL like!



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