THE SECRET to a sparkling clean floor lies in both the cleaning product you’re using – and the tool you’re cleaning with.
All you need are a few old chums: Vera, Minkeh (Minky) and Dave (Pledge Fluffy Dusters Starter Kit).
Of course, we’re talking about Mrs Hinch’s go-to floor cleaning essentials: in case you’ve been under a rock – or a clould of dust bunnies – Sophie Hinchcliffe is the Instagram sensation with over 2.7 million followers who’s converted the nation to a bunch of rabid cleaners, who also love that her products are bargain buys at sub-£2.
For the ultimate in clean floors, you can always use Mrs. Hinch favourite, the concentrated disinfectant Zoflora, which you dilute in hot water to mop and buff the floors in the bathroom, kitchen and hallways.
Just note: Zoflora, which cleans and eliminates bacteria and germs – and can be used to clean pretty much anything you can think of – comes in a range of scents to appeal to everyone, but can’t be used on polished or oiled wood floors.
You should also invest in the right tools, from mops to hoovers, to ensure your floors are looking spotless.
Just remember: not every floor can be treated equally. Be sure to check the directions to ensure you don’t actually use an abrasive cleaner to damage the finish of a hardwood floor.
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1. Best handheld floor cleaner
Anyone with a pet, young children or a tendency to knock things over absolutely needs a Black & Decker Dustbuster in their lives – it saves you having to sweep up food, pet hair and dirt at the end of the day (it also means you don’t have to get the massive hoover out). Perfect for doing that superficial floor clean without much energy expenditure.
‘It is now such much easier to clean my tiny flat with this small vacuum, which is discrete and pretty powerful! I’d definitely recommend it,’ says one reviewer.
- Black & Decker NVB215W Dustbuster Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, for £32.99 on Argos – buy here
2. Best all purpose floor cleaner
For professional-grade cleaning in a domestic setting, this lemon-scented cleaner from Flash can be diluted to clean floors or used on its own for a more intense clean. This 5l bottle will last ages and is great value for money, too, plus it works on other surfaces like cupboards and baths.
- (AD) Flash 845234 All Purpose Cleaner for Washable Surfaces 5 Litres, for £9.98 on Amazon – buy here
3. Best disinfecting floor cleaner
We don’t need to tell you there’s bacteria living on the floor – we just need to point you in the direction of a strong disinfecting agent that will kill 99.9% of it. Zoflora, with it bouquet of scents, is a good bet: dilute four capfuls in a 1.5 litre bucket of water and mop hard tile and lino flooring. A sparkling, clean-smelling floor await.
- (AD) Zoflora Concentrated Antibacterial Disinfectant Assortment D 12 Pack, for £12.99 on Amazon – buy here
4. Best floor cleaning mop
This flat mop is beloved by Hinchers and also most of the general population: it works well for spot cleaning, gets dirt and grime out of tricky-to-reach spaces and can be used on a variety of floor surfaces, including laminate flooring. Plus, you don’t need to fill a massive bucket: just add some cleaning solution to the mop (the Vileda 1-2 spray comes highly recommended), push the trigger mechanism to squirt and let the microfibre pad work its magic.
‘What has happened to me..?! Never in my life would I have thought that I would ever write a review about a hoover, mop, window cleaner or similar!! BUT seriously, this little piece of kit makes mopping almost fun, and that means something! It so easily gets under everything and into the smallest gaps, it’s a joy. It cleans beautifully,’ writes one reviewer.
- (AD) Vileda 1-2 Spray Microfibre Flat Spray Mop, for £22 on Amazon – buy here
5. Best tile and stone floor cleaner
This specialist floor cleaner protects your marble, stone, granite, slate or ceramic flooring, providing a stain-resistant layer to keep dirt and grease at bay. Customers say their ’tiled floor looks like new’, it ‘cleaned our stone tiles and grout lines better than standard shopping aisle products’ and it ‘protects the floor tiles while cleaning thoroughly.’
- Dr Beckmann stone & tile floor cleaner, for £4 on Waitrose – buy here
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