Not all floors are created equal

All floors are different, and sometimes even using standard cleaners can cause problems. Some gentle cleaners won’t do a good enough job, but you don’t want to ruin a beautiful polished floor with something too harsh.

We’ve put together some basic information below that cover a few common problems and common chemical types to help you choose what’s best for you.

Click on your floor type below to go to the relevant page.

Bathroom floors

Neutral floor cleaners can work well in bathrooms, but all bathrooms are different. High traffic bathrooms, and bathrooms that are constantly damp, have problems with mould and grime, and your standard floor cleaner might not be up to the job.

To keep mould in check, use a disinfectant regularly. These can be used with a bucket and mop, but don’t mix it with other chemicals like detergents or neutral cleaners unless the label specifically says you can. Disinfectants sometimes react with detergents and create unwanted gasses or reduce the effectiveness of the cleaner.

Most cleaning supply stores will sell 2-in-1 disinfectant/cleaners, which have the cleaner and disinfectant in one. This can be used with a bucket and mop for everyday cleaning in bathrooms, which will usually solve all your problems. Make sure not to use these outside of bathrooms, as the cleaners can damage sensitive or coated flooring.

If the bucket and mop doesn’t keep the mould and grime in check, a scotch-brite pad can work really well. I don’t think you’d enjoy doing this by hand so get a doodle-bug pad with a pole, and experiment with the coarseness until you get the right tool for your bathroom.

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