Floor Cleaning is near the top of the list of the most tedious tasks that need to be done around the house. No matter if you are cleaning timber or tiles: We recommend to clean the area first with a pre-cleaner or Dusting Floor Pad. This allows the fibres to pick up any loose dust and dirt that is flying around and may cause streaks when you follow up with the damp Floor Cleaning Pad. 

It's an important job to have, and in the grand scheme of things, it's not a big deal; nonetheless, doing it on a Saturday afternoon is not the most enjoyable way to spend your time. However, over the past few years, things have changed. Consumers are no longer restricted to purchasing only a bucket and a string mop; rather, they now have access to a wide variety of floor mop designs, each of which comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. To assist you in making the best decision when it comes to your Floor Cleaning Starter Kit, we have compiled a list of our top picks, ranging from the Floor Cleaning Kit for timber to the Floor Cleaning Kit for tiles. 

Steam mops for can be tricky to operate and they may not be suitable for all your surfaces around the home, so you will need to check the suitability with your surfaces e.g. timber or tiles. They are operated with electricity and the cord may get in your way when you are cleaning. Spray mops and spin mops are heavy-duty cleaning tools that are often made of cheap plastic. There is nothing wrong with the conventional spray and spin mops, but they need to be replaced more frequently than a stainless steel Floor Cleaning System. These types of mops do not have the same scrubbing power as the high quality fibres available on the market. When tested they often only move the dirt from one place to the other as the fibres itself don't have a strong absorbing mechanism.

Steel Cleaning Mops may be a little heavier than the regular plastic mop, but almost last a lifetime. They have been proven to last commercially and are becoming extremely popular in domestic households due to their durability. 

Do you understand the most important aspect of mopping your floors? The majority of cleaners have the misconception that they know how to mop a floor, and that all they need to do to solve their cleaning issues is to use more detergent or disinfectant. The reasons why using extra soap won't help clean your floors is, that they often put a layer on the dirt and grime that is already present. It is important to scrub the surface of any residue to achieve a clean and streak-free result. Only a few drops of a ph neutral floor cleaner are required to get the desired results.

There are three steps you may like to consider when it comes to effectively cleaning your timber or tile flooring. The solution is not to use more soap or ph neutral floor cleaner. Many people are under the false impression that adding detergent to the water will make them more effective. The only thing that soap does is assisting with greasy and grimy surfaces e.g. the kitchen or bathroom.

For example, when you pour dirty water into a sink, the dirt does not cling to the sink and instead goes down the drain. This is because of the way the water is treated with the ph neutral floor cleaner. When you mop, the water you use will eventually become filthy, regardless of whether it is on the floor, on the floor cleaning pad, or in the mop bucket. No amount of more soap will be able to force more water into the mop pad or raise dirt into the water, which means that all you will be able to do is spread dirty water around.

This applies if you don't absorb all of the soapy water that is on the floor, you won't be able to remove all of the filth and soap residue, which can then cause streaks to appear on your floor.

Often there are only two reasons for streaks when you are cleaning your floors. The widespread misconception that "wet equals clean" leads many cleaners to spray excessive amounts detergent on the floor. They then fail to rinse out their floor cleaning pad properly, which results in a mop pad that is completely soaked with detergent rather than clean water. Remember: The fibres do the cleaning! If you keep using a dirty mop pad on the floor, you will end up spreading the dirt around rather than picking it up. On top of that the contaminated water will dry back onto the floor. So, when you are confronted with a floor that is extremely dirty or porous, simply rinse your floor cleaning pad more frequently to allow it to absorb the dirt and grime, rather than moving it from one place to another. Try to avoid leaving an excessive amount of dirty water on the floor. This can be easily achieved if you are using a squeeze bucket. The bucket assists to rinse and squeeze the Floor Cleaning Pads to make sure they hold the right amount of water.

If you follow these simple steps for your Floor Cleaning Kit for timber, you can be confident that it will continue to clean and absorb well for a long time. The Squeeze Bucket that is available in combination with the Floor Cleaning Kit for tiles is optional. You can also rinse the Floor Cleaning Pads in the sink. Simply saturate the Floor Cleaning Pad with water and wring it out. Depending on how dirty your floor is, we recommend to inspect the pad. If you clean your floors on a weekly basis, you should only have to rinse your pad once or twice for a small unit or 3-4 times for a larger house. The Floor Cleaning Pads that are available with the Floor Cleaning Starter Kit are suitable for dry and damp cleaning. You can change the Floor Cleaning Pads of the Floor Cleaning Starter Kit quickly and easily.

Make use of white microfibre test! The Floor Pads available with the Floor Cleaning Kit for tiles and Floor Cleaning Kit for timber have a white section in the cleaning pad. This is also for you to check how dirty your floors are. Simply wipe the fibre pad over the floor and check the colour. They pad should not have a dark grey colour otherwise you may have to work on your technique.

Even with your best efforts, there are some floors that cannot be mopped using the traditional method. This is often the case for non-slip floor around the pool or on balconies. The only Floor Cleaning Pad that can tackle these surfaces is the Hedgehog Floor Cleaning range which is part of the Floor Cleaning Kit for tiles

If you utilize a high quality microfibre cleaning system  in order to clean your floors you won't need any other equipment and using these pads for a variety of different surfaces is very simple. There is a wide range of different fibre cleaning pads and cotton cleaning pads available to cover all your cleaning needs. Microfibres are often better than cotton as they can absorb more dirt and water. They are also a lot lighter than cotton. Microfibre Cleaning Pads can be cleaned well using only water, eliminating the need for any chemical cleaning agents.