the easiest way to clean your hard-surface floors
This post is sponsored by Bona but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
We love our hard-surface floors for their ease to clean, sleek design and cooling touch in the summers. The only problem is that they do show dirt and that drives me crazy! Luckily, I have a pretty great routine of preventative measures, effective techniques and the best tools – It’s all about having the right tools of the trade.
tips for clean hard-surface floors
take your shoes off
Prevention is always your best line of defense, so avoid tracking in dirt by using doormats at your entrances and taking your shoes off when you arrive home. Hard surface floors can be cold, which is great in the summer but not so great in the winter. Instead of keeping your shoes on, buy slippers for the family!
put a floor mat at your main entrance
If you’re going to wear shoes in the home, or allow others to, it would be wise to purchase a floor mat. This rug should be long enough for 2-3 strides and will trap dirt coming in the home off of shoes.
regularly change air filters
More prevention – a new air filter can effectively trap dust in the air before it settles onto your floors. It is really dusty/sandy here in the dry desert, so I change mine every month at least, sometimes closer to every 2 weeks.
regularly clean ceiling fans
Ceiling fans can be giant dust collectors and when there collection grows large, it comes flying off the fan. Avoid dust falling to your beautiful floors by keeping ceiling fans clean.
forget the broom
While a broom can be best for a big mess, sweeping dusty floors isn’t the best idea. Sweeping kicks dust up into the air and it will eventually settle back down. Trap dirt, dust and allergens with a Bona® Premium Microfiber Mop for Hard-Surface Floors.
tools of the trade
Cleaning is always easier when you have the best tools and I suggest always buying the best. When it comes to hard-surface floors (especially hardwoods) there is nothing better than Bona brand products. I like Bona’s Quick Clean System. With an extra-wide mop head, grime-lifting solutions and superior cleaning pads, Bona delivers a thorough clean, quickly.
- Tools – Bona® Premium Microfiber Mop for Hard-Surface Floors: clean 40% faster thanks to the new extra-large mop design.
- Dusting Solution – Bona® Disposable Dusting Cloths: this 3D design picks up more dust and dirt, especially pet hair
- Cleaning Solution – Bona® Wet Cleaning Pads: these thick pads are infused with Bona proprietary cleaning solution designed for proper hardwood floor care.
Bona is offering one lucky ITKM reader a “Quick Clean Kit” which includes the following:
Tools – Bona® Premium Microfiber Mop for Hard-Surface Floors
Dusting Solution – Bona® Disposable Dusting Cloths
Cleaning Solution – Bona® Wet Cleaning Pads