How to Clean Laminate Floors
To keep laminate floors clean, you’ll first want to make sure you’re vacuuming at least twice a week to prevent scratches from debris, says Debra Johnson, a Merry Maids home cleaning expert. She recommends misting your floors in small sections, using a 32-ounce spray bottle of water mixed with ¼-cup vinegar. Then use a flat mop with a damp microfiber floor pad to go over the areas you’ve sprayed, washing in the direction the laminate is laid. Be sure to rinse (and wring out) the floor pad as needed during your cleaning, and use a dry microfiber cloth to dry the area. According to Johnson, you don’t want any dampness left behind on your laminate floors.
How to Clean Granite Countertops
Many people choose granite for their kitchen counters because it both looks great and holds up. However, that glossy finish is due to a sealant, which can wear down over time, so it’s best to be cautious when cleaning stone counters. “The best method for cleaning countertops is to clean as you go, and not allow leftover grease, food particles, and other debris to set into the surface,” says Johnson. She recommends doing a quick wipe down of the counter after the busy morning routine (which tends to include coffee, breakfast, and lunch-prep). “Wet a microfiber cloth with warm water, add dishwashing detergent, and then wash the countertops with the lather,” she recommends. “Then, rinse the soap from the cloth, wring it well, and use it to wipe off the countertops.” You can also use a stone cleaner like . The more often you clean up after cooking and meals, the quicker it will go.
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