No matter what the material, your bathroom floor can be cleaned effectively.

 

Hardwood Flooring

Like the others, sweep your floor before you start cleaning it. To begin cleaning, a liquid cleaner is the best way to go. Any hardwood cleaner can be used to clean your floor. Mop the floor with the cleaner without applying too much cleaner to the floor. Once the cleaner is applied to the floor, rinse the mop in clean water and then mop off the cleaner from the floor. After the cleaner is removed, carefully dry the floor with a dry towel or rag. A hardwood floor looks its best when it is shining a sleek. However, when you clean your hardwood floor, you want to make sure it shines but is still safe. After you clean your floor, make sure it is dry so you don't accidentally slip. Sometimes, a small floor carpet can be a great way to add a little grip as well as a touch of style to your bathroom. Like the other types of flooring, upkeep is important to keep your floor clean.

Carpet

Carpet isn’t very common in bathrooms because it is very difficult to clean. With all of the heat and moisture in your bathroom, it is easy for carpets to harbor mildew and bacteria. If a carpet gets dirty in your bathroom, there are only a few ways that you can take care of it. First, shake your rug outside so that all of the loose debris falls out. Second, check the tag on your carpet to see the methods of cleaning it. Some carpet can be machine washable but some can’t, so it is important to check the tag. Wash your rug with cold water in the washer and hang it up to let it dry. Some carpets can’t be dried in a dryer, such as carpets with rubber bottoms, so keep that in mind as well. For these particular types of carpets, you should hang them up to dry in order to prevent any possible damage to the carpet.

Tile Floor

The first thing you need to find out is the type of tile you have. Tile typically comes in a few different kinds of materials. These materials are ceramic, slate, marble and granite. All of these share similar methods of cleaning, but there are still distinctions between them that you want to keep in mind. Below you can find the proper ways to clean each different kind of tile.

Ceramic Tile

For ceramic tile, consider the following. Make sure you have clean water, all purpose cleaner and two rags (one dry and one wet). A popular substitute for a commercial cleaner is a mixture of baking soda and water, an effective way to clean grout. Another way to utilize a cleaning solution without buying it is to mix a cup of white vinegar with a gallon of water to make a more natural cleaning solution if you choose to go that route. In addition, if it suits you better, you can use a mop along with the rags or you can substitute one for the other. The first thing you want to do is either sweep or vacuum the floor in order to remove any dust or debris before you start cleaning. Clean the floor with the cleaning solution and water. After you thoroughly clean the floor, dry it with the dry rag that you have.

Slate, Marble and Granite Tile

Instead of all purpose cleaner, it would be in your best interest to use stone cleaner. This is because many all purpose cleaners contain chemicals that can be harmful to natural stone. Also, stay away from any vinegar or other acid based cleaners as well. Use a neutral pH for your cleaner and use a rag with water to clean it similar to the way you would clean ceramic tiles. Make sure that you rinse the floor with water and then dry it after you are done. Ensure that the floor is swept regularly to prevent dust or debris from building up.

Final Note

No matter what kind of bathroom flooring you have, there is a way to clean it and there is a way to maintain it.