Top Tips for Waxing Floors

Some people say that a floor is clean only when it is properly waxed. You may agree or disagree but you can’t deny the fact that you tend to be more attracted to floors that are waxed and shiny. When you keep your floors shiny, you give people an impression that your home or office is well-maintained.

If you are looking for top tips for waxing floors, here is a short list that you can keep in mind.

  1. First up, make sure that your floor is clean. Remember that you can only wax a floor effectively if the dust and dirt on it are removed entirely. Use a broom to sweep the floor or for quicker cleaning, use a vacuum cleaner.
  2. Before putting on new wax, make sure that you have stripped off the old wax completely. For a more effective and comprehensive treatment, remove the old wax coating which has already trapped dirt and dust particles over the last weeks. To do this, you can either buy a wax stripper or prepare a mixture of bleach and detergent. Continuously mop the floor until the old coat leaves the surface of the floor.
  3. When the floor has dried up, it’s now time to apply the new wax. There are many types of wax available in your local hardware store, and each can be applied only to a particular type of flooring. Before you buy a wax, make sure to check the label to ensure that the wax is good for your type of flooring.
  4. Apply a thin coating of wax to a clean rug and begin from the far corner to the centre of the room. Do this two to three times, with 30 minutes to an hour interval in between applications.
  5. When your wax has dried up, carefully move the furniture back to their position in the room.
  6. Find time to wax your floor every week or two to keep it clean, shiny, and attractive at all times.

When you have a waxed and shiny floor, you’ll realise just how fun it is to stay indoors and enjoy the comfort of your clean home.

For all your flooring needs, call Andersens on 1800 016 016  or visit our website at www.andersens.com.au.

Putting the Spring back in your step! Spring cleaning tips for your floors…

One of the parts of the house that needs a lot of attention during spring cleaning (yet is often forgotten) is your flooring. Whether you have a timber, a carpeted, a vinyl or a ceramic floor, one thing is sure – this is where most of the dust and dirt gets stuck. Because of this, cleaning the floor requires attention and patience, and of course, a little bit of technique 🙂

First things first: use a broom or a vacuum cleaner to remove the loose dust and dirt away. Once you are done, you may proceed with wiping the floor to clean it further and shine it up. However, keep in mind that there are various types of flooring, it is important that you know the more effective way to clean your type of flooring.

Timber floors can either be natural unsealed or sealed. The best and most practical way to clean your wooden floor is by using natural products such as linseed oil for unsealed wooden floors, and white vinegar and vegetable oil for sealed floors. Simply put the oil on a rag and let it soak for three minutes before mopping it up.

 

On the other hand, more effort is needed if you have a ceramic floor. Most often, this is the type that is the hardest to maintain. Hence, ceramic floors must be cleaned regularly (not just during spring cleaning!). To clean, soak the rug in warm water before scrubbing the floor. To thoroughly remove the mould and mildew, you would need to exert more effort in scrubbing.

 

You probably have vinyl flooring in your kitchen and bathroom. This is the easiest of all types of flooring. You can easily mop it, first with wet rug, and then with a dry rug. To keep it shiny, you may make use of acrylic polish.

 

Finally, if you have carpeted flooring, the most important thing you should have is a vacuum cleaner. After vacuum, use water to remove stains, or use other cleaning solutions in case the water is ineffective.

 

So are you ready to clean your floor? Make sure that you keep in mind the basic tips on how to effectively tidy your floor whether it’s spring cleaning or just about any cleaning day.

If you’re looking for a carpet cleaning service, or looking for a completely new look and feel floor, why not come visit our website at www.andersens.com.au.