The challenge of keeping hardwood and carpet floors clean. Easy tips to follow to take that headache away

If you have multiple types of flooring in your home, cleaning the floors is likely one of those tasks that’s always at the bottom of your to-do list. Do you find yourself asking questions like ‘Should I vacuum or mop hardwood floors?’ or ‘Do I need specific attachments?’ Avoid these questions by taking the difficult guesswork out of the equation. Get a lightweight vacuum cleaner that does it all in one and hovers!

Floating vacuums glide effortlessly over floors of all types without damaging delicate hardwood. No matter what type of floors you have, it’s best to vacuum at least once every two weeks to reduce allergens. But if you’re after a deep-clean, vacuuming is only the first step. Here are a few more ways to ensure your floors are sparkling clean and feeling fresh.

Hardwood care

Contrary to popular belief, it’s perfectly fine to vacuum hardwood floors. In fact, vacuuming is the best way to remove dust and debris from in between individual planks of hardwood. Just make sure not to use any carpet rollers or other abrasive attachments.

After vacuuming, use a damp mop and a solution with a neutral pH to take your floors from dull to shine in no time. It’s best to use the combination of a mop and a microfiber pad to prevent scratching. Wood flooring should be dusted monthly and sprayed with wood cleaner to remove any stubborn gunk. Plus, every few months you can apply wood polish to restore the protective finish.

Carpet cleaning tips

Carpet may seem like less work in the short-term, but the same amount of dust and dirt that sits on top of hardwood gets trapped under carpet fibers. Vacuuming is especially important for just that reason. A good vacuum will lift that ground-in dirt right out of the carpet… Of course, stains will happen from time to time and you can use a stain remover or carpet cleaner to remove the stain from your carpet. For an especially deep clean, buy or rent a steam cleaner to shampoo your carpets. Ideally, you should do this once a year for maintenance,

The edges of the carpet where the wall meets the floor are often overlooked. The ZeroG cleans right to the edge of the carpet with no special attachments so if you have one, you’re cutting down one extra step in the cleaning process.

Both hardwood and carpet need cleaning often to prevent dirt buildup which means regular cleaning is essential for maintaining your home over the years. Whether you just need to do a quick freshen up or you need to bring new life back to your old flooring, these tips will take care of whatever floors you have.