At a time when everyone is concerned about keeping things in our homes as clean as possible, we wanted to showcase some of the best product categories to help minimize germs from the floor up.
Hard surface flooring options – luxury vinyl, laminate, hardwood & tile – seem like the only option, but don’t count carpet out.
Tile is a great option when you looking to keep things as clean as possible and you want an easy cleaning process. The best and easiest option for cleaning tile floors is a steam mop. This will sanitize the floors without harsh chemicals and you can also wash and reuse the cleaning pad. You can also wipe down any tile surface, floor or counter tops, with Clorox or Lysol wipes for immediate clean up that helps to sanitize your home space.
Laminate is a great flooring option. It has the look of wood at a fraction of the price. To keep this floor clean is easy and actually cheap! Using white vinegar & hot water, you can help to keep the germs at bay. Other perks to this cleaning method is that it also acts as a deodorizer and cuts grease. To keep things dirt free between deeper cleans, use a microfiber dust mop and laminate floor cleaner in a spray bottle. When using a laminate floor cleaner, spray the microfiber dust mop and not the laminate floor directly.
Just can’t live without the natural beauty of hardwood? Hardwood is also easy to disinfect with a damp mop. For your cleaning solution you will once again mix white vinegar with hot water. You will want to make sure that your hardwood floor is free from any loose dirt prior to cleaning with a damp mop. Once you have finished mopping, dry the hardwood floor surface using a dry soft towel to remove any moisture film or standing water.
The hottest thing in the flooring world is luxury vinyl flooring. You can choose either plank or tile style flooring. One of the best characteristics of luxury vinyl flooring is that it is waterproof. We love that you can really live carefree on this flooring. Cleaning luxury vinyl flooring is easy too! You can use apple cider vinegar and hot water to keep your LVT & LVP floors in a germ free state. Standing water on any type of flooring is not good, so make sure you dry all areas after cleaning.
Still just love the feeling of carpet between your toes? We recommend Air.o carpet from Mohawk. Air.o is a game changer when it comes to carpet. Hypoallergenic carpets may reduce allergy symptoms and improve breathing by trapping irritating particles and preventing them from circulating in the air, depending on the materials in the carpet. Unlike traditional carpet, Air.o is engineered with just one material making it the only 100% recyclable soft flooring available. Air.o is the smart soft flooring choice for your home and the environment. The fibers in the carpet don’t absorb moisture, which helps prevent the growth of allergens and microbes. Air.o carpet fiber is created using advanced polymers. With no latex or harmful VOCs, your hypoallergenic carpet is safe and odor-free. The best way to disinfect your carpet? You guessed it – vinegar! You will want to to place the vinegar in a spray bottle and lightly mist your carpet with it. Just a mist, make sure you aren’t saturating your carpet.
Carpet & Tile Mart is happy to be here to help you with all your flooring needs – including keeping them clean and germ free! Stop in store today to check out our selection.