How to Mop Your Kitchen Floor the Right Way

Don’t you just hate walking across your kitchen and feeling the sticky floor against your feet? It does get tiring after a while, knowing that you’ve just mopped your floor and yet finding yourself putting on your slippers when going into the kitchen, right? Mopping your floor may seem like a straightforward chore, however, there are some great tips and tricks on how to do the job more effectively!

Here’s our guide:


Step One: What Mop Works Best for Your Floor?

There are different styles of mops for a reason, each mop works differently based on the texture of your floor. If your kitchen floor has lots of texture, consider using the classic string mop; remember, the mop you used to turn upside down, pretending it was your hair when you were a kid? However, if your kitchen floor has a smooth surface, using a sponge mop will work well.

Step Two: Prepare the Floor

We all hate sticky floors, especially just after mopping the floor, all the hard work feels like a waste of time! To prevent your floor from becoming sticky, sweep or vacuum your floor thoroughly! If you find any attached dirt on your kitchen floor, which is too stubborn for your mop or hoover, it’s time to get your hand dirty and scrub it away! Completing this task is made a lot easier if it’s done before the mop and bucket have left your cupboard.

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Step Three: Prepare your Cleaning Solution

Using a bucket for your cleaning solution is recommended, could you imagine the dirt passed from your kitchen floor into your kitchen sink? However, if you prefer to use your sink, there’s no harm done if it’s scrubbed and rinsed after. Keeping out of reach from children, fill your bucket with boiling hot water along with your preferred cleaning solution. Most people think that using extra floor cleaner results in a cleaner floor, this is wrong, it will just make your floor sticky.

Step Four: Dip and Rinse

It’s important to wring out your mop with either a wringer or by hand. Too much water on your floor can cause damage or it extends the time it takes to dry.


Step Five: Time to Mop

Now for the part, you’ve all been waiting for, time to mop! If you are using a classic string mop, mop in the shape of figure eight. Mop in straight lines if you are using a sponge mop. When coming across tough spots, press down with your mops onto the floor to remove the dirt. For the difficult corners, clean with an old cloth.

Step Six: Dip and Rinse

Remember to clean your mop and bucket after use to prevent cleaning your floor with a dirty mop in two weeks time!


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