How to sanitize floors the Organic way.

By Tia Cristy

How to sanitize floors the Organic way. mopping

Problem: I have new floating floors. People have told me I need to be careful cleaning them.
Everyone recommends a different product. I’m so worried that I’m going to get the wrong one and ruin the new floors. What’s the best thing to use? Bill,

Tip from Tia: I understand completely. Cleaning floors seems so simple, until all these manufactures scare the life out of you for not using their products on your new floors. It cost a good deal of money to have them put in and the fear of scratching them with anything can actually keep you up at night. Some of those products can be quite
pricey too. But does it work as a cleaner?

 The best sanitizing cleaner to use on your floating floor is water and vinegar. I know it sound to simple to be true but it is not harsh or abrasive, breaking down the lacquer that protects the floor from minor scratches. Vinegar will sanitize the floors from most things nasty. It can be used to clean your counters, dishwasher, tea kettle,
coffee maker, etc. And, it won’t break the bank, plus it’s all natural. You
won’t have any harsh chemicals to worry about with the kids. It’s totally organic and pet-friendly.

Even if you’re not a fan of the smell of vinegar, the smell will dissipate quickly leaving a freshness, not an odor. Fill a bucket half warm water with a quarter parts vinegar and use a wrung out mop to wash the floors. Let air dry for a couple minutes. Then use a clean towel across the floors to pick up excess water and water spots. Sitting water is bad for floating floors, since water will take the path of least resistance which is under the floor. Your floors will be clean and sanitized with it’s natural shine. If you have any scratches,
check with a professional on the best remedy for your particular surface, but be careful using any polishes or shines that they don’t leave a slippery surface.

Tia, and  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!