How to Create a Floor Cleaning Checklist

Are you up to the task of making your floors look squeaky clean and would like to keep it that way? Then it might be time for you to consider the benefits of creating a floor cleaning checklist.

Updated 28 October 2022


Author By Cleanipedia Team

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Cleaning floors in your home or workplace has got to be one of the most mundane cleaning duties on the planet, right? But it’s also one of the most essential in order to keep bacteria and germs from spreading, especially in high-traffic areas.

We’ve put together a quick guide on how to create a floor cleaning checklist so that you (or anyone else in the family or your cleaner) can precisely follow how you want your floors cleaned for the results you want.

Why Create a Floor Cleaning Checklist?

A floor cleaning schedule or checklist outlines the steps you need to take in order to clean your floors in your home or office well. By creating an easy-to-use checklist, you are ensuring that you, and anyone else that takes on the duty, won’t miss a thing.

Floor Cleaning Checklist – How to Get the Best Results on Any Floor

Keen to know what our ideal floor cleaning checklist looks like at Cleanipedia? Here it is:

#1 – Have the Right Products and Items Ready

You cannot begin to tackle floor cleaning if you don’t have the right products and cleaning items, right? Make sure you have your cleaning supplies at the ready. We’ll give you our guide on the most essential floor cleaning products to have a little later on.

#2 – Start By Sweeping or Vacuuming

Whether you’re dealing with tiled floors, wooden floors or even carpets, the first thing you need to do before you begin the clean-up is to sweep or vacuum any residue, dirt or crumbs up.

#3 – Wash Flooring

Next comes the water-based cleaning. If you’re cleaning laminate, tiles, wood or concrete flooring, you need to give it a wash with a mop once a week at least. We recommend using a bucket of warm water with a great floor cleaning product like Handy Andy All-in-1 Floor Cleaner for great results.

Want to know more about the power of Handy Andy on floors? Read our blog on how to get your floors spick and span.

#4 – Spot Cleaning

If you have carpets, or particularly dirty spots on flooring,. C consider spot cleaning these areas with a great multipurpose carpet cleaning powder or shampoo for carpets or an all-purpose cleaner like Handy Andy for floors.

Read our top tips on how to clean carpets.

#5 - Differentiate Between Cleans

You need to differentiate between the types of cleans required. Is this a checklist for a daily clean, a weekly clean or a quarterly deep clean? Here are our suggestions on the differences to include in your checklist:

  • Daily Cleans – only need to include a sweep and a wash/mop

  • Weekly Cleans – should include a disinfecting process especially in high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms and eating areas.

  • Quarterly Cleans – these should take place every three months and should include processes like: - Deep cleaning carpets by professionals - Scrubbing grouting between tiles - Polishing hardwood floors

Cleaning Products That Are Essential for Floor Cleaning

If you’ve got the right products and tools, cleaning your floors will be a cinch. Here is a list of our must-have cleaning products for the best floors in town:

  • Floor cleaning bucket – invest in a good, sturdy bucket that will be for cleaning floors only. We like the bucket designs that have two sections - one for soapy water and one for rinsing water.

  • Cleaning product essentials – invest in Handy Andy All-in-1 Floor cleaner for all floor types. You will also want a good quality carpet cleaner if you’ve got carpets.

  • Tools – make sure you have a mop, scrubbing brush, washcloths and drying cloths on hand too.

Read our blogs today for more floor and surface cleaning tips and tricks.

Frequently asked Questions on Creating a Floor Cleaning Checklist

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