Explore Our Floor Care Tips for Every Room of Your Home

Explore Our Floor Care Tips for Every Room of Your Home

It is the final chore on your long list: you have dusted and vacuumed. All that remains is to make the floor sparkle. We have compiled some floor care tips to keep them looking spotless and new. Ready to get started? Explore our guide to help you clean every type of floor in your new Perry home.

Engineered Wood

Engineered wood floors should be swept, vacuumed or dusted to keep the finish bright and clean. This will remove grit and crumbs that can cause scratches and wear down the finish of the floor.

Follow these tips before you begin:

  • A soft-bristled broom not only removes crumbs and grit from hardwood floors — it also prevents additional scratches.
  • Choose a vacuum that has soft-bristle rollers and a retractable beater bar to prevent scratching. Also, the upholstery brush attachment can be used to reach dusty corners of the room.
  • Wash your microfiber mops regularly because a clean mop equals a cleaner floor.

Vinyl Plank

Vinyl is an affordable flooring option compared to pricier stone or ceramic tiles — but the upkeep is just as important. While a steam mop seems like the ideal method, vinyl cannot withstand extreme heat and moisture. Instead, use a rag or chamois mop, which will simply push the dirt into the grout. From there, you can remove the dirt and debris.

Follow these tips to keep your vinyl flooring for your home looking its best:

  • Do not apply paste or liquid wax to no-wax vinyl flooring. Use a commercial sealant made for no-wax flooring if your floor loses its shine.
  • Never use steel wool or a stiff-bristled brush to scrub vinyl floors.


Tile flooring for your home is easy to maintain. However, it is often hard to see the buildup of grime under your feet. Since tiles do not scratch or lose their shine easily, any type of cleaner can be used. The most common methods include all-purpose dish soap or white vinegar.

Here are a few tips before you begin:

  • Dirt tends to pile up the most in the corners. Use a microfiber duster to pick up dust and hair more easily.
  • Combine your cleaner with warm water and squeeze out the excess water. And do not forget to change the water regularly.
  • Run the mop over the floor in even, gentle strokes, so not an inch of the floor gets missed.
  • Dry your tile with a clean cloth immediately after mopping if it is prone to forming water spots.


Dust and soil particles that remain on carpets for extended periods are what cause them to look dull and retain odors. Eventually, it wears out the carpet backing and fibers. Using a vacuum with strong suction is the best way to clean a carpet. However, if you do not own a vacuum, there are other methods, like a carpet sweeper, distilled white vinegar, or baking soda and salt.

Follow these tips before you begin:

  • Move furniture and any other items from the carpet for the most thorough cleaning job.
  • Set your vacuum to the proper height for the carpet to get the strongest suction.
  • Vacuum high-traffic areas several times for the best results.
  • Freshen and brighten your carpet with a liberal sprinkling of baking soda. Let it sit for an hour to absorb oily stains and odors and then vacuum it up.

Now that you are armed with these floor care tips, you will find that your weekly clean does not have to be something you dread. Are you on the hunt for a new home that offers beautiful floors and just the right amount of space for your family? Explore and compare Perry Homes’ move-in ready properties to find your dream home today!

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