We all want our homes to look pristine and beautiful, especially around the holidays. Whether you live alone or have pets and children in your home, it seems the floors always appear messy, no matter how many times you clean. 

But keeping your home’s floors in tip-top shape does not have to be a strenuous task. With a few simple steps and smart gadgets, it can be simple and you can finally check it off your to-do list. Keep reading to learn how. 

Carpets, especially light-colored carpets, seem to show debris and build-up at the first crumb drop. Keeping your carpets clean is also important beyond just the appearance, as dirt and allergens can quickly build up in the carpet, even if it is not visible to the naked eye. LifeStyle Homes offers low-emission carpets with special Microban technology included in our HealthSmart program to help combat this common concern and keep your carpets’ allergen build up at bay.

These low-emission carpets can help protect against the growth of microbes with special technology that makes microorganisms unable to function, grow, or reproduce. It also helps kill common bacteria, mold, and mildew. 

One expert tip to keeping your carpets clean is to consider a robot vacuum. These smart devices can help you save time while handling all vacuuming and even mopping for you. This is often referred to as a “Roomba,” though this is just one brand name available.  

There are also many tools available to help you stay on top of paw prints, pet hair, and other pet-related cleaning problems. Having pets can lead to lots of stains on carpets, as well as a large build up of debris and hair within carpets. Make sure to use products that are safe for pets, especially in areas where your pets are likely to frequent, sprawl out, and lick and/or chew.

Hard-Surface Floors
Hard-surface flooring in main living areas of all LifeStyle Homes means less entrapment of dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, and more. Hard-surface floors–like wood, laminate, vinyl, or tile–are easier to clean than carpet. 

To keep your hard-surface floors in immaculate shape, use a dust mop or vacuum to remove excess debris that may be lying around on the surface. Be careful to use the correct vacuum attachment, so you don’t scratch your floors. 

For deep cleaning, it is recommended to use a liquid cleaner that is designed to be used on the specific type of flooring installed in your home. 

A wet-dry vacuum mop can help make it easier to stay on top of keeping your hard-surface floors clean. It can both sweep and mop your floors, helping you remove debris and stains from common spills, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. In general, it is recommended to clean your floors at least once a week to keep them looking their best and keep them well-preserved. 

Much like the automatic robotic vacuum cleaners, there are now options for smart mops. Robotic mops work similarly and mop your hard-surface floors quickly and efficiently. The compact size and design allow these mops to access hard-to-reach spots in homes and bathrooms. Though they can range in prices, they are a great investment to help you maintain and preserve the flooring in your home without having to lift a finger.

When it comes to tile in particular, it is recommended that once or twice a week you sweep the tile and grout with a soft bristle broom to remove excess debris. Using the vacuum brush attachment, remove dust and particles. To clean your tile flooring, warm water, or a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap, should do the trick. There are also cleaners you can pick up that are designed specifically for tile floors. 

Using these expert home flooring tips can help you keep your flooring looking clean and free of debris, as well as help preserve its longevity. Smart-home products can be used to help save you time and money to keep your home’s flooring looking pristine. Learn more about building healthy homes with LifeStyle Homes