DIY for Cleaner and Shinier Floors

Here are a few things that should help you on your journey to spotless floors that gorgeously gleam!



When it comes to impressing guests to a home or getting people to rent out an apartment suite, you will have to keep the interior in the best possible condition. No doubt, you will have to remodel your home in a way that will make people want to live in it. And aside from giving the walls a fresh coat of paint and purchasing new furniture and fixtures, you may also want to keep your floor shiny and clean!

Achieving a mirror-like quality and shine is important to really bring out the best in any room, be it the kitchen or the bedroom. Then again, you will have to admit that keeping your floor in good condition requires an investment in time and money.

For this reason, you may want to consider giving your floor a good pampering without encountering a lot of hassles. Here are a few things that should help you on your journey to spotless floors that gorgeously gleam!


1. Select the right material

Obviously, the secret to getting shiny and clean floor is the material itself. In this sense, it’s important to choose the right material you can use for your room. Whether you’re renting out your property or living in it as the owner, you may want to remodel your home with the right type of flooring. Although porcelain tiles are always a great option, you can also go for vinyl or hardwood. These are easy install as well as easy to clean. Another great option you can apply yourself is to install snap-together laminate flooring.







2. Make your own cleaner

A homemade cleaner is basically your best friend for getting a cleaner and shinier floor regardless of the material. All you need is to mix half cup of vinegar with some warm water. Add a small amount of alcohol and some dishwashing soap. Stir the mixture until everything is combined then pour it in a spray bottle. To use this DIY cleaner, simply spray it on the area and wipe it off using a microfiber cloth. The best thing about this is that it doesn’t leave a pungent smell you usually get from a typical supermarket cleaner.


3. Vacuum as frequently as possible

Vacuuming the floor can be too much of a hassle (especially for your pets!). Still, if there’s one thing you really need to get rid of to achieve a cleaner floor, it’s dust. Whether you have porcelain tiles or carpeting, you need to keep your floor clean of dirt if you want it to stand out. It also makes sense to keep your floors dirt-free before mopping to avoid ugly streaks of grime on the surface.


4. Cover scratches

Hardwood floors are easy to clean, but when it comes to scratches, you may need to cover these up with the right methods. Although you can always use wood fillers and grout to fill up holes and creases in your hardwood floor, there’s an even cheaper alternative. Simply take a crayon or marker that’s the same color as your floor. You can draw on these imperfections to cover them up. Then, use a blow dryer to fuse the color into the wood. It’s as if nothing’s there!







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