Tips for keeping your floors clean from muddy footprints

Tips for keeping your floors clean from muddy footprints

This time of year our floors can take a real battering with the family and pets traipsing through.  Here are some top tips for cleaning all different types of flooring.


Lino can be quite difficult to clean and dirt can become ingrained in it.  Lino is made up of linseed oil, resin, limestone, wood fibre and cork, which are all natural products.

Mix up a solution of washing up liquid and water, spray the lino in sections then wipe with a micro fibre cloth.


Laminate flooring is very popular but difficult to maintain the appearance.  If water goes under the flooring this can start to ruin the look.

Vacuum the laminate, picking up loose debris, then using a dry mop, clean the surface.  To remove muddy marks use a damp cloth on the area, this will ensure no water goes under the flooring.

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Tips for cleaning muddy footprints


Hardwood is very hygienic and easy to clean as the surface has been sealed.

Gently vacuum the surface, by hoovering on a lower setting this will ensure the surface isn’t scratched.

Mop using a mild detergent and a damp mop, try not to use too much water as this will remain on the surface and need to cleared using a cloth.

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Too much water can damage hardwood flooring

Natural Stone

Stone flooring either needs a specialist cleaner or just diluted washing up liquid.  Using a product with too much acid in will damage the stone.

First vacuum the area then mop, again do not saturate the stones.

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