Your bathroom floors may be among some of the dirtiest in your house. Frequent use coupled with the type of germs that tend to be in the bathroom from toilet use and general personal cleansing probably make you want to wash every surface in your bathroom in straight solution bleach. However, using harsh cleaners can be damaging to your bathroom flooring and is not even necessary to rid your bathroom of everyday germs.
In order to keep your bathroom flooring sanitary and looking great, it is important to clean it frequently. The first step is to sweep or dust regularly. The build-up of dirt can grind away at the surface or sealant on your flooring, allowing moisture to seep in and damage the flooring. A simple daily sweep goes a long way in protecting your floors and keeping them clean.
To sanitize your floors, you’ll need to use some type of cleaning solution. Linoleum, vinyl, and tile flooring are all safe to use a general all-purpose cleaner on. Mix with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions and mop. It is best to get as little water on your bathroom flooring as possible so it can dry quickly. While each of these materials is water-resistant, too much water can still cause damage, especially if the floor is exposed to it frequently.
When it comes to cleaning, more is not necessarily better. Limiting the amount of water and harsh chemicals your bathroom flooring is exposed to will keep it in better condition for a longer period of time, while still allowing you to maintain a sanitary bathroom.