Do you know which room in the home gets the dirtiest during the day? Yes, the kitchen! And not only the appliances, utensils, and countertops, but also the floor. Crumbs will inevitably fall, splash while cooking, or grease stains will appear, especially when we receive visitors and we want to surprise our guests with a delicious meal. And no matter how often you clean it a week, you will always find a mark or two on the floor, and when you walk barefoot, you will feel dirt on your feet.
This is when the cleaning of the home becomes crucial, not only for housework enthusiasts but also for all of us who want to see and feel hygiene in this vital area. Especially when small children crawl all over the place and put whatever they can find in their mouths.
Don’t forget that the cleanliness of the kitchen is essential, not only for aesthetics but also for hygiene. Earlier, we told you how to remove all paint stains from the floor easily, but if you are concerned about how to clean a dirty kitchen floor properly, you should keep in mind that not all surfaces are cleaned in the same way. The technique varies if it is polished cement, ceramic, granite, tile, porcelain tile cleaning and even if it is wood or laminate floor cleaning. If you want to become an expert and remove dirt from the floor in the most efficient way, read on!
How to remove grease from the kitchen floor to avoid dirty floors
To keep your kitchen or floor free of greasy substances and solid dirt, we tell you the basic steps, but below, you will find cleaning tips according to the type of floor.
- To start, if you want to clean your kitchen floor deep, move all appliances, chairs, and furniture that get in the way of cleaning, so you can get to the corners that are infrequently cleaned.
- Pick up any large waste from the floor with your hand or with the help of a piece of napkin.
- Once this is done, collect all dirt and dust from the surface, either with a traditional broom or with a vacuum cleaner.
- Next, fill a bucket with hot water, the soap of your choice, and bleach or ammonia. Remember never to mix them!
- Now, scrub the floor, corners and baseboards with the previously prepared mixture.
- Finish by drying the floor completely with a clean mop or mop.
How to clean the kitchen floor according to its type
Before starting this cleaning process, you must know the material with which it was made to maintain and treat the floor properly. That is to say, it is not the same to clean a cement floor as a wood or natural stone floor, since the products ideal for one are very abrasive for the other and could damage them. We explain which is the ideal method at home material:
How to clean very dirty ceramic floor
Ceramic stands out for its elegant aesthetics, resistance, ease, and quickness to clean. Homemade products such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemon are ideal for removing stuck-on dirt and giving it shine. Add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda, vinegar, and the juice of a lemon to a container and pass a mop as you usually do, wait for it to act for a few minutes, and at the end, remove the product residue and the dirt by rinsing with a damp cloth.
How to clean a natural stone floor
Is your kitchen floor marble, granite, or slate? Then pay attention. These floors are a favorite in most kitchens in Spain; they are elegant and distinguished. However, treating it with extreme care is vital since pouring the wrong product can irremediably stain your floor, and if it has a glossy finish, it requires special polishing over the years.
We advise you to clean and disinfect it with water, neutral soap, and a touch of ammonia. For scrubbing, use soft brushes or cotton cloths. After scrubbing, always wipe with a cloth until it is completely dry, do not let it dry on its own since, being a porous material, moisture wreaks havoc on its finish. This same process works when cleaning porcelain floors.
Note: avoid the use of household acidic substances such as white vinegar or lemon for that will affect its glossy coating.
How to remove ingrained dirt from wood or laminate floors
Wood is incomparable; it gives that rustic, natural and warm touch to the whole home. And although there is an infinite number of chemical products on the market for this purpose, the truth is that their price is somewhat high. To be sure, it is an extremely delicate material in terms of its care. Still, with a homemade cleaner, I assure you that effective effects can be obtained with minimum expenditure.
Simply clean as usual with pH neutral soap for wood floors and then, to show off its shine, mix a glass of warm water, a splash of apple cider vinegar, 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 3 drops of peppermint essential oil and proceed with scrub the floor with this composition dry the surface well with a microfiber cloth and watch the results!
How to clean vinyl floors
These coatings increasingly come with a water-resistant treatment that makes them suitable for areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. Although they are washable, it is important to be cautious with the amount of water that is poured since there may be pieces that are not very well glued; the water could get between the joints and eventually generate bad odors and even cause the pavement to peel off. The best thing to do in these situations is to sweep or vacuum, then damp mop with neutral soap and water, and finally, wipe with a mop dampened with water to remove residues.
How to clean a microcement floor
Although they are known for their resistance, easy installation, the versatility of available colors and for being a joint-free surface -which is very much appreciated-it is a floor that is not always easy to install demand different treatments to prevent scratches and deterioration progressive over the days, especially if bleach or alcohol is used.
To do this, it is best to mix warm water with neutral soap and dilute a little acrylic wax maintainer. Dip the mop in this formed substance, wring it out and spread it over the entire area. Allow to air dry (10 to 30 minutes).
How to clean a porcelain floor
Stains on this floor can be removed using an apple cider vinegar solution. All you have to do is pour a little vinegar over the dishwater and you’re done. When cleaning with vinegar, the acidity of the vinegar will remove grease or dirt without damaging the surface.
We recommend that you perform floor cleaning regularly and that you learn to clean the tile joints optimally, Sometimes, no matter how hard you scrub or mop the kitchen floor, if these lines look blackened and dirty, the result will be discouraging.