So today, I'm here to tell you how I cleaned my floors. This may or may not work for you. I can't promise that it will fix your floor cleaning problem, but I can share how I clean my floors and hope you can glean some wisdom from this information.
A little background: I have laminate floors that look like hardwood. They are single plank, with grooves between each plank. They have a very high shine finish. They are also approximately 18 months old.
I shared here how frustrated I was with the constant footprints, dirt, smudges and general dullness of the floors, and I begged for help. You guys pitched in your tips and I am so grateful!
Ready to hear what worked for me?
First I vacuumed the floors really well. I have a Dyson Vacuum that I LOVE! It can clean anything, really!
Then, I cleaned the entire floors with my Shark Steam Mop. I love how this mop uses water only, not harsh chemicals or fumes, to clean.
Next, I slipped on a pair of these Microfiber Cleaning Slippers and grabbed my Method Floor Cleaner. This is the step that made all the difference, I'm confident! Sure, the floors were clean after the vacuum and the shark mop, but they didn't shine and sparkle.
From everything I read, I concluded that the best option was to clean the floors with the vacuum/steam mop method and then use a cloth to dry the floors. Most websites suggested drying with a cloth on my hands and knees! Now, I love a clean home, but I am not Cinderella and I do not have the time or energy to get on my hands and knees to dry the floors. Forgive me if that's a little rude, but I do not have any desire to spend my days on the floor cleaning!
Enter my new best friend- Microfiber Slippers. These things are amazing! After my floors were clean and free of dirt and dust, I simply squirted the Method Floor Cleaner and "danced" all over my floors with my new shoes! I can't tell you how easy (and fun!) this was! I couldn't believe I was getting in exercise and cleaning at the same time! My husband came inside and laughed, of course, but even 24 hours later, he still thinks our floors look amazing.
Anyone else tried these slippers? How do you use them to clean your home?