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Are you wondering what is the best mop for all floors? Are you frustrated with the choices of wet mops found in stores and can’t find the best mop for washing floors? Are they too big and bulky for you? Are they too difficult to wring out by hand? Do they leave little pieces of lint on your floor when you’re finished? Are you trying to find the best mop for dirty floors?

We sympathize and we have the perfect floor care solution for you! Get ready to learn all about the best mop for ALL floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop!

For over 40 years, Champion Supplies has provided homeowners with the cleaning supplies they need and like, especially when it comes to good mops for floors.

The Champion Yellow Wet Mop is an easy wring floor cleaning mop and was specifically engineered to be super lightweight, highly absorbent, and incredibly easy to wring out with your hands. Plus, it leaves your floors streak-free and lint-free!

The Champion Yellow Wet Mop is designed to be extremely effective on all types of flooring.

It is not only one of the best floor mops for tile but is also an excellent mop for hardwood floors, ceramic tile floors, laminate floors, linoleum floors, vinyl floors, rubber floors, marble floors, concrete floors, porcelain tile floors, wood floors, and more! It’s a great kitchen mop, a great bathroom mop, and can be used in all areas of the home!

This superior floor mop WILL NOT scratch your floor!

Note: We offer the Champion Yellow Wet Mop two ways. You can purchase only the mop head, which is the most common method our customers choose, or the second option is to purchase the mop and handle complete. Honestly speaking, 99.9% of all of our customers ultimately decide to purchase only the mop head and not with the handle. Why? Well, first of all, most likely you already have a threaded handle in your home that will perfectly fit this mop head.

There is a substantial monetary savings in only buying the mop WITHOUT the handle. First of all, it is extremely expensive to send a long 4-foot box anywhere within the United States. Not only that, but many times the handle gets damaged in transit, which complicates the situation. Our sincere goal is to provide real value to our customers, and with all honesty, the majority of our customers appreciate when we bring to their attention how much money can be saved by simply buying the mop head alone.

By choosing to buy only the head, you will save over $30!!! By the way, any of the major big box hardware stores offer a threaded broom handle for less than $10. With that said, we do offer the Champion Yellow Mop complete with a one-piece metal handle for $44.99.

The Champion Yellow Wet Mop – PROFESSIONAL VERSION, the #1 Choice for Professional Residential Housekeeping Service Businesses, is NOW AVAILABLE!

This version offers the same benefits as our standard Champion Yellow Wet Mop, but it has longer fibers that allow you to clean more surface area faster and easier.

Head only: $16.99

Head and handle complete: $48.99

Why is the Champion Yellow Wet Mop the Best Mop for Washing Floors?

The Champion Yellow Wet Mop is highly absorbent due to the high-quality, high-performance non-woven fabric material used in its manufacturing process. This superior hard floor mop’s thirsty fibers soak up to 5 times their weight in water! Because of this ultra absorbency, you make fewer trips to the mop bucket to wring out this amazing floor cleaning house mop. All of this time and energy saved equates to a greater floor cleaning experience! It won’t be long before you’re convinced that the Champion Yellow Wet Mop is by far the best mop for washing floors.

Not only is cleaning tile floors and practically any other type of floor a breeze with this easy wring wet mop, it is an extremely durable floor cleaning mop that will last for many, many years!

This light ‘n’ easy multifunctional wet mop is extremely easy to wring out by hand and can be rinsed clean quickly. For even the toughest floor cleaning/scrubbing jobs, you can count on the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, the best mop for all floors, to maximize your time and energy efficiency!

The Champion Yellow Wet Mop is:

  • Easy to use
  • Very easy to wring out by hand
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Durable
  • Long-lasting
  • Highly absorbent
  • Easy to clean, reusable, and machine washable up to 140 degrees F

NOTE: After use, it is advisable to store the Champion Yellow Wet Mop in an airy place and leave it to dry naturally.

Directions

  1. Start with a soft bristle indoor broom and sweep up any dust and dirt particles. Another excellent option for getting rid of dust would be our Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop.
  2. Grab your Champion Yellow Wet Mop and bucket, add water, and pour in some Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner.  It is an environmentally-friendly mild detergent designed for eliminating stains and messes on all types of floors. You may need to change your floor cleaner solution multiple times while mopping because dirty water equates to a dull-looking floor. Note: If you have wood or laminate floors, you can use our Champion Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner.
  3. Once you mop the whole floor, dispose of the dirty cleaning solution, fill your bucket with clean water, rinse the mop thoroughly, and then mop over the floor again.
  4. One trick to get the floor to dry fast and to be sure it is completely clean is to squeegee any excess water by using a sponge-based floor squeegee.
  5. To get a streak-free look, wring out as much excess water as possible from the Champion Yellow Wet Mop as you can, run the mop over the floor one final time, and your floor will have a streak-free and lint-free shine as good as new. To accentuate this shine, try using Champion Multi-Surface Floor Shine or Champion Hardwood & Laminate Floor Finish/Shine.

Many of our customers have gone out of their way to call us to express their joy and shock at the beautiful streak-free and lint-free finish on their floors after using the Champion Yellow Wet Mop! It is simply the best mop for cleaning floors on the market!

By the way, for those that are old enough to remember, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop is very similar to the old-fashioned stanhome amazo-type yellow mop.

The Champion Yellow Mop is the Best Mop for ALL Floors!

 

How to Clean Tile Floors

Maintaining tile floors is actually quite simple, especially when you have the best mop for hard floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop! All you need is a delicate touch and a couple of clever cleaning methods to make sure that your tiles continue looking their best. Let’s dive into the best ways to clean tile, the best mop for cleaning tiles, the best cleaners for tile floors, and how frequently you should be cleaning your tile.

You haven’t completely cleaned your bathroom or kitchen unless you’ve thoroughly cleaned the floors. There’s no need to be overwhelmed with this task each time you tidy up, but it is a smart idea to look out for indications of grime or dirt buildup on your tile floors.  Dirt buildup on grout and foggy films on tile are definitely signs that you’ll need to do some serious cleaning.

Finding good mops for tile floors can be tough since the majority of mops found in stores are made with low-quality materials that aren’t very absorbent. Don’t worry though. We have you covered with all the cleaning supplies you need to get the job done, fast and easy! Regardless of the material your tiles are made of, our Champion Yellow Wet Mop, which is the best wet mop for tile floors and the best mop for deep cleaning, along with our top-of-the-line cleaners, will have your floors sparkling in no time!

Top Tips for Cleaning All Types of Tile Flooring

You won’t typically use an enamel cleaner to clean a stainless-steel fridge. The same concept holds true for your tile flooring. While tile flooring has superior durability, certain types of tile require special care. Porcelain and ceramic flooring tiles require little upkeep, whereas coarse tiles like marble, slate, limestone, and granite necessitate unique care with a good mop for tile floors and, in some cases, specialized cleaners.

Cleaning Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Flooring

Porcelain and ceramic tiling are extremely durable, and with these clever cleaning tips, you can maintain their brand-new look indefinitely. To properly clean porcelain and ceramic tile, follow these easy steps:

1. Clear debris from the tiles: Vacuum or sweep your tile flooring on a regular basis to keep it looking new. Although ceramic tiling is generally dirt-resistant, grit and sand can cause glazed tile surfaces to look dull.

2. Choose the best mop for porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles: Our Champion Yellow Wet Mop is extremely absorbent and very easy to wring out by hand. When used along with Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner and Champion Multi-Surface Floor Shine, you have everything you need to keep your porcelain and ceramic floors looking their absolute best. When mopping your tile floors, make sure to frequently replace dirty water with clean water, so as not to leave a cloudy film of dirt particles on your floor.

3. Keep an eye out for residual soap: If your tile floors still appear hazy after you clean them, residual soap may be the problem. Use a non-corrosive multi-purpose cleaner such as Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner, along with the best mop for porcelain tile floors, the Champion Yellow Mop, to properly clean the film.

4. Make sure the tiles are dry: Do not allow glazed tile flooring to air dry because the prolonged exposure to water will lead to the formation of unpleasant water spots. Handle this by immediately making sure the floor is dry right after cleaning. Since the Champion Yellow Wet Mop is ultra-absorbent and extremely easy to wring out by hand, you’ll have no trouble whatsoever getting any leftover water off of your floor! It is the best mop for glossy floor tiles and the easiest mop for tile floors.

5. Watch out for stains on your tiles: If you notice blemishes on your tiles, try to figure out what caused it. To get the best results, use an adequate cleaner for the stain. In fact, the Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner is a perfect choice for any type of tough tile stain! When used with a good mop for tile like the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, it will clean stubborn tiles stains with ease.

When cleaning natural stone tiling, such as marble, slate, and granite, exercise caution. Conventional cleaners commonly found in stores contain harmful chemicals that can ruin these types of tile flooring. Instead, use cleaners designed to be effective and safe on natural stone tiles, such as Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner, along with the best mop for rough tile floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop.

Cleaning Slate Tile

Mild detergents are safe to use on slate tile floors if they don’t include acidic ingredients such as vinegar or lemon.  If your slate tiling is coated, make sure it is dried immediately to prevent water spots. When cleaning coated slate tile floors, using the best mop for shiny tiles, the Champion Yellow Mop, along with the Champion Multi-Surface Floor Shine, will ensure that their brilliant shine is maintained throughout the years.

Cleaning Granite Tile

Granite tiling, like marble and slate tiling, should be cleaned with a cleaner that has a neutral pH, such as Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner. Abrasive cleaners may leave discoloration or streaks on this type of tile. Pro Tip: Buffing polished granite will ensure it stays clean and gleaming all the time!

Cleaning Marble Tile

Marble is beautiful, but it also requires a lot of maintenance.  Stay away from using cleaners that have pH levels that are acidic when cleaning marble tiling. Anything containing vinegar or lemon shouldn’t be used since the acidity can actually create etches on the surface of the tiling. Also stay away from tools that have a tendency to leave scratches in tile, like scouring powders and stiff-bristled brushes.

Another thing to keep in mind is that most wet mops for tile floors found in brick-and-mortar stores aren’t absorbent enough to effectively clean high-quality tile floors made from marble. For the best results, stick with cleaners such as the Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner in combination with the best mop for high gloss tiles, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop.

Cleaning Resilient Tile Flooring

Resilient tile, which is made from substances such as vinyl, linoleum, rubber, and cork, is an excellent choice if you desire a tile floor that is easy to walk on and requires little maintenance.  If you’re cleaning  resilient tile flooring, keep the following points in mind:

Cleaning Linoleum Tile

Though it is frequently confused with vinyl flooring, linoleum tile flooring is quite different and has unique cleaning needs. After vacuuming or sweeping, use a linoleum flooring cleaning solution such as Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner in combination with the best mop for outdoor tiles, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, to clean the linoleum tile. Allow the floor to dry after rinsing it clean.

Apply a fresh coat of liquid wax or wax to the floor and give it a good buffing every 3 to 6 months to give your linoleum an extra layer of protection. Two to three times a year, it’s useful to apply a protective finish to your linoleum tile. The Champion Multi-Surface Floor Shine is a great product to use after mopping linoleum floors, as it gives the floor a shiny protective finish and is very easy to apply!

Cleaning Cork Tile

The cleaning requirements for your cork tiling will vary depending on the applied finish. If the surface of the cork is polyurethane-sealed (as the majority of cork flooring is), clean the flooring with a neutral cleaner such as the Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner, thoroughly rinse the floor, and mop up any excess moisture with the Champion Yellow Wet Mop. If you have waxed or unfinished cork, follow the same cleaning instructions mentioned above for polyurethane, although make sure that a liquid or solid wax is applied after the tiling is dry.

Cleaning Vinyl Tile

This super-durable flooring option is also simple to care for. Vacuum or sweep up any lingering debris, then use the best mop for white tile floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop with Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner. Never use scrubbing tools or cleaners that are abrasive on vinyl because they will scratch it.

Make sure that you don’t use a steam mop on any of the above-mentioned tiles. They’re not meant to be exposed to excessive moisture or intense heat.

Tips for Cleaning Tile Grout

The real key to a beautiful tile floor is to keep the grout clean. The porous and absorbent nature of grout renders it quite difficult to keep clean. The following tips will help you make your grout look brand new:

  1. Make your own grout cleaner: Instead of using commercial cleaners, concoct a paste of water and baking soda.
  2. Scrub the grout: Apply the paste to the grout stain, let it marinate overnight, and then scrub away the stain with a nylon brush with stiff bristles in the morning (don’t use brushes made of metal: they’ll damage the grout). Repeat as needed. When mopping tile floors with grout, using the best mop for tile floors with grout and the best scrubbing mop for tile, the Champion Yellow Mop, is a great way to ensure that your grout maintains its clean look for longer.
  3. Seal the grout: To effectively prevent future stains, you can apply a silicone-based sealing solution to the grout. It is ideal to apply such a sealant to the grout 10-14 days after the grout has been renewed or after it’s been initially installed.
  4. Important note: There’s much debate surrounding the topic of if it’s a good idea to “deep clean” your tile grout with a steam cleaner. Some say it’s an excellent method to spruce up dull tile, but others warn that it can harm your grout over time. A steam mop will not damage grout that is in good shape and has been sealed, but if the grout is in any way damaged or the tile floor is older, the steam might actually accelerate the deterioration and cause discoloration and pitting. Frequent utilization may also increase the risk that the grout will be damaged.

How Often Should Tile Floors Be Cleaned?

We suggest a routine cleaning schedule that includes both wet and dry cleaning to maintain residue-free and clean tile floors.

  • Wet cleaning: Use the best manual mop for tile floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, on your kitchen tile floor every few weeks or so. You’ll probably want to mop your bathroom tile floor at least once each week since germs will build up faster on bathroom floors. You can clean your floor grout every other month or anytime it looks dirty.
  • Dry cleaning: Sweep or vacuum at least one time each one week, or anytime scattered debris can be seen (or felt.) Although a vacuum with a soft-bristle attachment is fine for use on any type of tile floor, you may have a hard time reaching tight spaces and corners with it. Your dry cleaning tasks are complete with a thorough sweeping. If you want to forget the vacuum and broom, the Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop is a great way to easily pick up dust and other debris on any type of floor without the use of any duster sprays or cleaning chemicals.

Benefits and Types of Tile Floors

The flooring material of choice for many homeowners is tile since it provides several advantages, particularly for those seeking an aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting, and economical floor. The different kind of floor tiles you’ll run into each has its own set of qualities and capabilities. The compositions of different tile types range from metals and stones to clay and quartz. The best type of tiles for floors in your home is dependent on your preferences for appearance and your available budget. The dimensions, space, and other specifications of your home also play a part. Tile has gained its popularity due to it possessing the following qualities:

~ Economical
~ Resistant to wear
~ Long-lasting
~ Waterproof
~ Eco-friendly
~ A nearly endless variety of colors and styles to choose from
~ Simple to clean

You’ll find many types of flooring tile comprised of different colors, materials, and styles on the market. Each one comes with its own upsides and downsides. As the exclusive marketer of the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, which is the best mop for all floors, in this section we’d like to delve deeper into all the various types of tile flooring available in the marketplace. We are confident that no matter what type of tile flooring is found in your home, our Yellow Wet Mop will become an integral part of how to best clean tile floors, so let’s explore the different types of tile flooring you’ll encounter.

Faux Wood Tile Flooring

Faux wooden tiles are composed of ceramic or porcelain, but they are distinguished by their distinct look. Faux wood tile flooring is becoming increasingly popular because it mixes the look of wood with the durable nature of ceramic or porcelain tiles.

Ceramic Floor Tile

Ceramic floor tile is produced from a combination of minerals and clay that go through a heating and chilling process. Ceramic tiles are often classified as either non-porcelain or porcelain. Ceramic tiles of the non-porcelain variety are the least expensive and easiest to work with, but they have inferior durability when compared to porcelain tiles. Ceramic tiles come in a broad range of sizes, colors, shapes, and textures.

Porcelain tile is created by subjecting clay to extremely high temperatures – usually between 2,300 and 2,400 degrees F! For this reason, porcelain is frequently referred to as a “high-fire” substance.

The completed product is heavy and hard like stone, but it also has certain distinguishing characteristics. For example, although the stone is very porous, porcelain doesn’t have any pores, resulting in greater humidity and moisture resistance that is ideal for both outdoor and indoor settings.

Because of its pet-proof and waterproof properties, porcelain tiles are quite popular. It is a very long-lasting, dense flooring choice that is ideal for heavy foot traffic areas. Aside from its durability, porcelain tile comes in a variety of designs, allowing you to create the kitchen or bathroom you’ve always dreamed of!

Travertine Flooring

Travertine is a variety of limestone, which is a porous and natural stone. Its texture is rough due to its composition of organic debris and air bubbles. Travertine flooring tiles come in a variety of designs and hues, depending on the material utilized. They may be used both outdoors and indoors, and since they are relatively slip-resistance, these tiles are ideal for bathrooms and any flooring surface that is exposed to water.

Mosaic Tile Floors

Mosaic tiles are created from a variety of materials, including glass, ceramic, and stone.  These are arranged to form bright and varied designs. As a result, mosaic tile floors are frequently utilized for aesthetic reasons when a strong visual effect is desirable.

Marble Tile Floors

Marble is a long-lasting natural stone that comes in a variety of hues depending on the composition of minerals in the marble. Marble tile floors have an artistic appeal and an exquisite feel that may improve the value of a property. Marble tiles are available in a variety of finishes, such as polished, honed, brushed, and tumbled. The primary downside of marble is its expensive cost and the need for consistent upkeep. The porous nature of marble necessitates the use of sealants as often as twice a year.

Slate Tile Flooring

Slate tiles are made from metamorphic rocks and may be used both outdoors and indoors due to their superior resilience. Slate is a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms because it is relatively slip-resistant when exposed to grease and moisture. Slate tile flooring comes in a variety of hues, including green, blue, orange, brown, and red. This type of tile should ideally be stripped and subsequently resealed regularly in accordance with proper maintenance practices, especially in areas with heavy foot traffic.

Onyx Tile Flooring

Onyx is a delicate, transparent stone that also happens to be quite brittle. Onyx tiles are improved with a supporting resin, fiberglass, or mesh backing to make up for this brittleness. For indoor settings, onyx tiles are utilized for mild traffic flooring and countertops. It is recommended to create a dry layout before installing onyx tile flooring to ensure proper pattern and color diversity. This style of tile has an earthy tone and smooth texture.

Granite Tile Flooring

Granite is a dense and long-lasting igneous rock. Granite tile flooring is distinguished by its distinct patterns, and you won’t find two granite tiles that look identical. The scratch-resistance of polished granite tiles is particularly appealing for homeowners with pets.

Terrazzo Tile Floors

Terrazzo tile floors are made out of a variety of materials, such as glass, granite, quartz, stones, and marble. To get a smooth texture, these materials are ground and cured, then finely polished. Terrazzo tiles will last a long time and are very resilient. Fresh finishing can be applied several times to maintain a smooth surface. These tiles are prevalent in public buildings but should not be used in the home since they have a tendency to become quite slippery.

Quartzite Tile Floors

Quartzite is a type of metamorphic rock that may be used to create slip-resistant, stunning, and long-lasting tiles. Quartzite tile floors are a common choice for homeowners, typically utilized on driveways, interiors, and pool edges. To obtain a marble-like appearance, quartzite is often sealed and crystallized with a darker hue. These tiles are long-lasting and come in a variety of colors and textures, making them extremely flexible and appropriate for both commercial and residential settings.

How to Clean Laminate Floors

For many years, we’ve been offering homeowners, regardless of the type of flooring they have, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, which is the best mop for all floors. In this section, we’ll talk about laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is inherently resilient and easy to maintain. We’ll offer you a thorough lesson on how to properly maintain your laminate flooring and keep it looking beautiful for many years.

The use of steam cleaners or low-quality wet mops can cause irreversible harm to your laminate floor. Excess moisture is the enemy of laminate floors. Swelling, de-lamination, joint-line separation, and warping may result. Don’t let liquids sit on top of your laminate flooring. Clean up spills immediately whenever they occur. The best type of mop for laminate floors is one that is extremely absorbent, lightweight, and easy to wring out by hand, like the Champion Yellow Wet Mop. It will easily and quickly absorb any spills that may occur on your precious laminate floors.

Make sure to utilize cleaners made specifically for laminate floors, such as Champion Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner. This powerful cleaner can get rid of even the toughest stains, including paint, lipstick, oil, markers, tar, ink, etc.

Make a solution in a spray bottle and lightly spray it directly on the best mop for cleaning laminate floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop and mop your floor. It is important not to use a bucket with water when cleaning laminate floors.

Dust, vacuum, or sweep your floor regularly to prevent grit and dirt from accumulating and dulling or scratching your floor’s glossy finish. When dry cleaning, always make sure to utilize the attachment for hard floors and not the beater bar. The Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop is a perfect way to regularly keep your floors free of dust and debris. In highly sandy areas, such as beachfront properties, a more regular vacuuming or dust-mopping routine may be necessary.

Abrasive cleaners, steel wool, and powerful chlorinated or ammoniated cleaners should be avoided on laminate floors. Also, never use polishing or buffing equipment. If you want to give your laminate flooring a glossy shine, use a specialized laminate floor finish product like the Champion Hardwood & Laminate Floor Finish/Shine.

The best method to care for your laminate floor is using Champion Hardwood and Laminate Floor Cleaner, which will keep it looking fantastic for years to come. Champion Hardwood and Laminate Floor Cleaner should be lightly sprayed onto the best wet mop for laminate floors, the Champion Yellow Mop, before mopping. It is crucial to remember that if you wash and reuse your mop heads, you should avoid using any type of fabric softener in the washer or dryer. Fabric softeners include chemicals that might cause a dulling buildup on your laminate floors over time.

It is simpler to maintain your laminate looking wonderful by using the right products than it is to try to repair damage caused by a product that isn’t appropriate for your flooring type.

Never, ever use a steam mop of any type, as this will ruin the laminate floor. Steam mops use hot water to push steam onto the floor’s surface. The best cleaning tool for laminate floors is the Champion Yellow Mop, which will never scratch your laminate floors and is the perfect way to apply a light solution of cleaner to your floor.

The connections between the laminate boards lock together well, but they are not watertight. Steam may and will enter the joints, and steam is water. The steam from a steam mop can cause bubbling, swelling, and peeling on your floor.

Entry mats will aid in the collection of sand, grit, dirt, and other substances such as asphalt, oil, or driveway sealant that might otherwise be deposited onto your floor. Use an authorized vinyl rug underlayment to keep area rugs from slipping. To reduce the possibility of scratches and indentations from heavy items, use floor guards and wide-load bearing rollers/leg bases. The broader the floor protector, in general, the heavier the object. Maintain a typical indoor relative humidity level of between 35% and 65% all year to limit the natural expansion and contraction of the wood.

During the heating season (dry), a humidifier is suggested to prevent excessive shrinkage caused by low humidity levels. Dry conditions are common while using a wood fire or an electric heater.
During the non-heating season (wet), using a dehumidifier,  air conditioner, or turning on your heating system on a regular basis will assist to maintain humidity throughout the summer months. Avoid prolonged exposure to water during severe weather. Keep your pet’s nails clipped to avoid scratching your floor. Never attempt to drag large things across the floor.

Maintain the pristine appearance of your laminate flooring

Do you want to know how to clean laminate flooring and keep them looking good for years? While laminate flooring may appear to be as excellent as hardwood floors, it need not be cleaned in the same manner. The greatest technique to clean laminate flooring is not the same as the best way to clean oak planks. Laminate flooring requires special care since, unlike hardwood, the surface cannot be simply restored if damage or stains occur.

To avoid costly replacements, it is important to maintain and care for your flooring. (This includes no stilettos!) Here’s how to clean laminate floors like an expert, whether you have new laminate flooring or just want your current surface to appear as beautiful as the day it was set.

Don’t let stains accumulate on the floor

Spills should be dealt with when they occur. Wiping up spills promptly is the best way to avoid stains. Because liquids may harm laminate flooring, it is essential to limit your exposure to them. If spills do occur, having an ultra-absorbent mop on hand is a must to quickly handle any situation. The best mop for vinyl laminate floors is the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, which is ultra-absorbent and can quickly soak up any spills. It is very easy to wring out by hand.

Take the time to study the cleaning instructions that came with your laminate flooring

Consult the manufacturer’s directions for your flooring before you begin cleaning. Based on the materials used, the brand may provide particular suggestions. On their websites, most firms include extensive product manuals and advice on how to clean laminate flooring.

Avoid using abrasive instruments

Avoid using anything abrasive on laminate flooring since it can scratch them (steel wool, for example.) To sweep away debris, use a soft-bristled broom or dust mop. When vacuuming, avoid using attachments with a beater bar or revolving brush, since they might damage the surface.

Every two months, (carefully) mop your laminate floor

Mop your laminate flooring every two months to keep them looking new. Damp mops are safe to use on laminate flooring. The best mop for laminate floors is the Champion Yellow Wet Mop.

Stock your laminate-cleaning arsenal with ordinary home products

The best cleaning options for stubborn stains like ink or candle wax are usually just at hand. Apply a plastic bag of ice to candle wax and chewing gum and remove it once it has solidified with a plastic scraper, knife, or credit card. Rubbing alcohol can be used to remove ink, paint, crayon, and nail polish. Be careful not to scratch the floor.

Don’t overdo it with the water

Traditional mopping is not recommended for laminate flooring because it allows water to soak into the seams and cause damage (like floor bubbling or swelling.) Water pools can also cause fading or stains.

Do not use cleaning products that are not indicated as being suitable for laminate

Oil-based cleaning solutions can create streaks and residue on the flooring, as well as harm the protective sealant. If you must use laminate cleaners, use them sparingly and on a good mop for laminate floors like the Champion Yellow Mop rather than directly on the floor. On laminate flooring, never apply wax or polish. Rather, use a product specifically designed for laminate floors like the Champion Hardwood and Laminate Floor Finish/Shine.

Do not forget to clip your pet’s nails

Maintain your pet’s nails! The nails of your cat or dog might scratch up your laminate floor. Keeping your pet’s nails clipped can protect your floor from harm while they move about.

Keep the surface safe from further harm

Add furniture pads beneath the legs of tables and chairs to minimize further scratches, especially if they are moved regularly. Floor rugs and mats, especially near doors, will also assist to avoid wear and tear.

Don’t forget to spread out a welcome mat

Dirt tracked in from the outdoors not only makes your floor unclean, but it may also harm it. Grit from a dirty shoe bottom, for example, can be one of your laminate floor’s worst enemies, as it dulls, dirties, and can even damage it. Stop grime in its tracks with a welcome mat that allows guests to wipe their shoes clean.

What Does Laminate Flooring Look Like?

You desire the appearance of hardwood but cannot afford it. Prepare yourself for a fantastic solution: laminate floors!

Laminate floors have taken off and are now a common feature in many houses. Contemporary laminate floors are more visually appealing, feel more comfortable for your feet, and perform better. Laminate is becoming a luxury flooring option for high-end houses. With all of this attention, you may be thinking, “What exactly is laminate flooring?”

If you want a long-lasting, simple-to-install, and low-cost flooring that has the appearance of stone or hardwood but isn’t made from any of those materials, then laminate is a great choice. Because of its look and low cost, many people believe it is composed of plastic, however, this is a fallacy.

The makeup of laminate flooring gives it a distinctive high-performance strength, making it the perfect flooring option for areas with high foot traffic, such as the family playroom since the constant motion can be adequately absorbed.

Laminate Flooring’s History

Laminate flooring had its beginnings in the early 1920s when the laminating technique was first established. Because it was not robust enough for floors, it was initially utilized for backsplashes and countertops.  However, advancements in the production process created a clear end product and made the flooring more resilient over time.

Perstop, a Swedish firm, created the first laminated flooring in 1977. Then, in 1984, they began promoting it in Europe under the well-known brand name “Pergo.”

Laminate flooring with glue-less interlocking was also created in Europe in 1996 and 1997 by two distinct businesses (a Belgian company names Unilin and a Swedish company named Väling Aluminum.) After several legal battles between the two corporations, nearly all glue-less interlocking laminate flooring is now offered by one of the two companies or even a combo of the two. Väling Innovation refers to theirs as Alloc and Fiboloc, while Unilin refers to theirs as Quick-Step Flooring, which is another term we frequently hear.

What is Laminate Flooring Made Of?

Laminate is a multi-layer synthetic flooring that is bonded together in a process of lamination (thus the name) and is frequently produced to look like stone and hardwood surfaces. Before beginning the installation process, it is critical to understand the many layers that comprise laminate floors.

The wear/top layer

The top layer of laminate floors is comprised of an aluminum oxide chemical coating of protection that helps to prevent surface stains, fading, and burns, while also adding the last glossy finish to each laminate plank. This undetectable layer protects your floor from regular wear and tear, such as scuffs, scrapes, scratches, and other damage. It also insulates the design layer from damaging UV rays, which can lead to the floor’s image fading.

The design layer

Directly under the upper layer comes the paper-decorative layer, which features a printed picture with a high-resolution that gives the laminate flooring its unique pattern. The genuine stone, marble, or wood look of laminate flooring is due to its quality design. They may be made in a variety of patterns and colors to give your space a unique appearance.

The inner core layer

The following foundational layer is a long-lasting, high-density board that shields the laminate flooring from dampness and dents. This layer gives the floor stability, depth, and structure and is composed of broken-down fibers derived from sawdust or softwood that are then combined with a wax binder and resin before being formed into thin panels by pressure and heat.

The backing layer

This is the lower layer, which straightens and balances the board. This layer additionally seals the laminate board’s bottom and offers it protection from the infiltration of moisture and warping. In certain situations, the back layer is foam-padded, eliminating the necessity of underlayment and improving the acoustic characteristics of the flooring as you run/walk on it.

Underlayment – or cushioning – should be installed between your laminate planks and subfloor for the most even and smoothest look and feel. Because laminate is a “floating” floor, incorporating underlayment ensures that the flooring is safe and evenly distributed.

What is the Most Durable Laminate Flooring?

When shopping for brand new laminate flooring, it can be difficult to know where to start. The AC rating is frequently mentioned, but should you pay attention to it?  The AC rating is a system for rating laminate floors. First and foremost, we must comprehend what the AC truly implies.

How does the AC rating of laminate flooring work?

AC is an abbreviation for ‘Abrasion Coefficient.’ It’s a wood floor grading system that uses tests that mimic real-life conditions to determine how much wear and tear flooring can withstand.

They’ll look for a minimal level of resistance to:

  • Traffic
  • Relocating furniture
  • Heat
  • Moisture
  • Impact

The grading system was developed by an independent business and is trusted and utilized by the majority of respectable laminate floor producers. Therefore, if a floor fails any element of the test, it will not be given an AC rating. Notably, the final grade is dependent on the lowest score obtained throughout all exams. If the floor scores a 5 in all tests but one, it will only be assigned an AC rating of 3.

The method assigns an AC rating between one and six, with six being the most durable. AC5-6 is frequently utilized for difficult home installs or laminate floors for commercial build-outs.

Most laminate flooring varieties often get lower scores in these tests. Glossy laminate floors, for instance, frequently scores low in AC exams because they may be damaged more easily than ordinary floors. Authentic wood floors do not often have an AC rating since they have low scratch resistance. Inexpensive laminate floors frequently score worse owing to their use of lower-grade materials.

What are the Appropriate Applications?

1-3 AC Rating:

  • AC1 Laminate Floor – Particularly low traffic areas, such as bedrooms.
  • AC2 Laminate Floor – Suitable for low traffic areas like dining rooms and bedrooms.
  • AC3 Laminate Floor – Low to medium usages in a residential space, such as living rooms and hallways.

4-6 AC Rating:

  • AC4 Laminate Floor – Moderately active residential settings such as living rooms and corridors, as well as modest commercial spaces such as salons, offices, etc. Because this is a commercial range, you can rest assured that it will cover any household purpose.
  • AC5 Laminate Floor – This is nearly the rating with the highest durability and is suitable for high-traffic commercial locations such as retail spaces, busy offices, and restaurants.
  • AC6 Laminate Floor – This is uncommon in the sense that few laminate floors fulfill these criteria, but it includes floors intended for heavy commercial use. Bustling retail locations and public buildings, such as busy offices or stores, are examples.

What is the Best Waterproof Laminate Flooring?

There is now laminate flooring that can tolerate water immersion without deforming. A wear-resistant layer, a decorative layer, a base layer, and a balancing layer make up laminate flooring. The decorative layer is sandwiched between the base material and wear-resistant layers.

This floor, unlike other wood floorings, has a waterproof covering. This type of laminate flooring uses a high-performance waterproof layer that has good flexibility, is not easily deformed, and is corrosion-resistant, implying that the service life of this floor is quite long. The waterproof layer is applied to the base material layer of the floor surface by the coating process, which prevents moisture expansion after the floor has been drenched in water. When water vapor droplets immerse the surface material, moisture is prevented from entering the floor.

This floor is excellent for usage when the floor is heated because it won’t deform, has high stability, and is moisture-proof.

When selecting waterproof laminate floors, one should consider the floor’s material. Hot pressing wood fiber with mixed glue is typically used to create quality laminate flooring. In general, the waterproof performance is satisfactory. The higher the formaldehyde concentration of the glue that is employed, the better the floor’s waterproof properties. Second, consider if the floor gap has been treated with waterproofing, i.e. the wax coating procedure. Wax is a material that may effectively separate moisture from entering the floor substrate by cutting off water.

Hopefully, our info on laminate flooring was helpful and useful and highlights why the Champion Yellow Wet Mop is the best mop for all floors!

Cleaning Your Linoleum Floor:

No matter the type of flooring, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop will perform at a high level. It truly is the best mop for all floors, including linoleum flooring.

Linoleum flooring material that has been recently installed must be safeguarded against damage. Initial cleaning procedures for all brand new linoleum floors exposed to normal traffic construction should be a priority. It is advised that a period of at least five days passes before any wet cleaning processes are carried out so that the glue used when installing the floor is thoroughly dried and cured.

Any leftover adhesive from installation should be removed immediately with a damp, clean cloth and a solution of warm, soapy water before the adhesive dries, followed by thorough rinsing with a clean Champion Yellow Wet Mop using clean, cool water. The surface may be damaged if the dried adhesive residue is removed.

Cleaning Procedures: First, sweep away all surface soil and debris with a soft-bristled broom, then sweep the floor with a Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop to collect any remaining dust particles.

Next, make a proper cleaning solution by combining one gallon of water with one ounce of a neutral pH cleaner, such as Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner. It was created with linoleum floors in mind. The cleaning solution’s pH must be between 6.0 and 8.0.

Use a clean Champion Yellow Wet Mop to apply the cleaning solution. If the linoleum floor is extremely dirty, try scrubbing it with a soft-bristled nylon brush. Scrub gently in a circular motion with the yellow mop head to loosen and remove any soil from the linoleum material’s surface.

NOTE: If you scrub your linoleum floor too harshly or with abrasives, it may harm the surface of the material, taking away some of the flooring’s color.

Next, using clean, cool water, rinse the entire surface with the best mop for linoleum floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop.

Dry the surface by squeezing all the excess water out of the best mop for washing floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, and then re-run it over the floor. Because of the highly absorbent nature of the Champion Yellow Mop’s material, your floor should be left dry and streak-free. The key is to completely squeeze out any remaining water from the mop, after which it will absorb any remaining water on the floor.

Allow the linoleum surface to dry completely before using.

What is Linoleum Flooring?

Linoleum has an artificial and unappealing tone to it. Linoleum is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your dream house and the floors you want to be installed. It’s cloaked in secrecy.

What is the origin of linoleum?

Linoleum is comprised of several different materials.  What is unexpected, however, is that linoleum is made from raw and natural materials. Do you realize how famous flaxseeds are as a nutrient-dense health food? The flax plant actually produces linseed oil, which is the primary component of linoleum floors. Other ingredients include powdered cork, limestone, wood powder, and tree resin, among others.

Why should I think about linoleum for my house?

Linoleum isn’t the most common residential flooring material, but it should be evaluated for more than just hospitals and schools! Linoleum, like cork or bamboo flooring, is environmentally friendly! It is biodegradable and sustainable. Linoleum is also water and fire-resistant, along with being hypoallergenic, making it a rather safe flooring option. It is quite easy to maintain and is also one of the most cost-effective flooring alternatives. Linoleum has a rather long lifespan, lasting for more than 30 years.

Are there any drawbacks to linoleum?

Linoleum, like every other flooring material, has advantages and disadvantages. Linoleum does not respond well to aggressive cleaners, so look for something natural or neutral like the Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner. Some linoleum floors must be waxed, while others must be resurfaced every year. Water damage can develop if your linoleum floors are not resealed, and a lack of maintenance can result in dull flooring.

Maintenance of Marble Flooring

When we state that the Champion Yellow Wet Mop is the best mop for all floors, we can safely say that it will work fantastically on your marble flooring! Marble tile floors add a sense of elegance and sophistication to any space. They should last a lifetime if properly maintained. Here’s how to take proper care of your marble tile floors effectively.

Cleaning the Marble Floor

It is critical to remove dirt and dust from your floor on a consistent basis to shield it. Use a natural, soft dust mop, such as the Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop. To remove the dirt of the day, this classic dust mop is made from our exclusive fibers that naturally grab dust without the use of duster chemicals. After each use, thoroughly shake the Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop outside to avoid reapplying the dust the next time you clean your marble floor.

Stay away from cleaners that are made with vinegar or citrus, as well as abrasive creams or powders. These abrasive cleaners can scratch softer stones. Powerful household cleaners such as metal cleaner, oven cleaner, and toilet bowl cleaner, can cause severe etching or discoloration in stone.

A mild neutral pH cleaner, such as the Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner, is recommended.

To clean a marble floor use a clean Champion Yellow Wet Mop and a very mild cleaning solution of 1 gallon of water & a 1/4 ounce of Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner. The mop only needs to be damp. When finished thoroughly rinse the mop and go over the floor again with a clean damp yellow mop using only water. Finally, completely dry the floor.

CAUTION! Vacuum Cleaner Usage: If you are thinking about utilizing a vacuum on your marble floor, stick with only the brush attachments and stay away from using metal or plastic attachments. It is not advised to use an upright vacuum on a marble floor because the wheels and other parts could cause scratches on the surface of your marble floor.

Spillages should be wiped up as soon as possible. Spills are unavoidable, but they aren’t a catastrophe if they are dealt with right away. Avoid wiping the spill as this will spread the liquid to other areas. Instead, immediately begin blotting and rinse the area with a mild neutral pH cleaner like Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner and water solution. Wipe clean with the best mop for marble floors, Champion’s Yellow Wet Mop, to remove the solution, and then dry thoroughly.

Make use of rugs and mats. It is a good idea to use runners or area rugs in high traffic areas and at entry points, and to wipe your feet before entering. This prevents dirt and other debris from scratching your lovely marble tile floors. To ensure safety, make sure the rug has a non-skid backing.

What are Marble Floors?

Marble flooring retains its beautiful appearance with careful upkeep.

For hundreds of years, marble has been used to build exquisite flooring, and its refined appearance continues to make it attractive today. It’s one of the most recognized — and attractive — natural flooring materials, because of its distinctive creamy hues and grain patterns.

Although marble is most commonly associated with Italian decor, there are hundreds of different varieties of marble available from quarries all over the planet, each with its own distinct personalities. Following are some of the most prevalent varieties of marble flooring.

Carrara marble is synonymous with Greek and Roman buildings and monuments. It’s a warm white marble with delicate gray stripes running through it. Aside from marble floors, Carrara is frequently used for decorative designs, such as fireplace borders.

Breccia marble has remarkable swirl and grain patterns that resemble trapped bubbles in a rock. Breccia is known for its deeper, warmer hues of brown, gold, and red.

Calacatta marble is frequently mistaken with Carrara marble. Although they are similar, traditional Calacatta is generally a more pure white hue with stronger streaks. Calacatta is the most expensive of the two and is appreciated for its upmarket look. As a result, it is more costly.

Marble flooring is available in a variety of forms, ranging from huge rectangles to tiny mosaics. Prices per square foot range from $5 to $50. Marble flooring, like many other forms of real stone, may be difficult to install and a difficult DIY job. Professional installers can carve marble into various forms to create patterns and curves, but you’ll pay installation fees per square foot ranging from $15 to $50.

Marble flooring tiles are available in two basic styles:

Honed marble is polished, but only to a limited extent. While the flooring will not be as visually appealing, it is a far more practical finish, especially in wet rooms or heavy traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms, where the somewhat coarser surface texture offers a greater grip.

Polished marble has a high shine that highlights the beauty and texture of the stone. The finish, on the other hand, can be slippery and slick, especially when damp. To prevent sliding, one method is to use area rugs liberally. Polished marble flooring takes a lot of upkeep to keep it looking nice.

Marble has a porous surface since it is a natural stone. Marble flooring should be resurfaced every six to twelve months with a quality stone sealant designed for the marble to keep it looking attractive. It’s also a relatively soft stone – dog claws and high heels aren’t good for marble.

Marble has a big reputation for easily staining. Strong cleaners, orange juice,  and acidic chemicals should all be cleaned up right away. Water, according to some homeowners, can create discoloration. The best approach with marble flooring is to accept that it will acquire a distinct patina over time.

Cleaning Granite Floors

If you want your granite floors to maintain their glossy shine, you’ll need to keep them clean. It’s a natural stone, so its porosity varies from surface to surface. It is critical that you use the right tools to clean your granite floors. At the top of the list is the proper mop. At Champion, we feel confident in saying that we offer the best mop for all floors. We’ve experienced its performance on all floors, including granite. Rest assured that the Champion Yellow Wet Mop will do a brilliant job at cleaning your granite flooring.

In order to avoid permanent stains, it’s important to wipe up any spills as soon as they happen.

A number of cleaning products and techniques that would not harm other flooring materials, such as tile, can damage granite.

Products such as bleach, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide can dull the finish and weaken the sealant over time, so they should not be used to remove granite floor stains.

Steel wool or abrasive scrubbing pads shouldn’t be used on granite since they can scuff the surface, leaving you with costly and difficult flooring repair work.

Cleaning granite floors with mild dish soap and warm water, as recommended by the vast majority of online cleaning tips, seems to be a common method. Cleaning your floors with this procedure is useful, but it won’t do much for polishing or maintaining a shine.

A thin film of residue is left behind every time you use liquid soap. In the long run, this coating can become so dense that it dulls the floor’s outer layer.

Alternatively, you can use a baking soda paste, cover the stained spots with plastic wrap, and tape down the sides. Cleaning is possible as long as the paste has dried. Family and pets will need to be kept out of a room for extended periods of time in an active home, which can be quite an inconvenience.

A better strategy is to use a cleaner that can cut through the dirt, grime, dust, and more that has accumulated on your granite floor surface. When cleaning your floors, you don’t have to use harsh chemicals like ammonia or bleach to get them shining brightly. In addition to cleaning all hard floor surfaces, Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner will not end up leaving behind dulling residue.

To safely clean floors throughout the home, this cleaner combines powerful cleaning performance with 99 percent naturally derived and plant-based ingredients. In addition to being biodegradable, this floor cleaner is phosphate-free.

Step-by-step instructions for cleaning granite floors:

  1. Remove all debris from the area.
  2. Clean the floor with a vacuum, soft-bristled flagged broom, or use the Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop which will remove all debris, dirt, and dust.
  3. Mix together 1 ounce of Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner and 1 gallon of water to create your cleaning solution. Spray the cleaning solution as a fine mist across your floor, section by section, and allow it to dry completely between applications.
  4. Using the best mop for granite floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, and clean water, mop up in sections. Wring out excess water until the wet mop is damp and progress in sections.
  5. Dry: Air-dry the floor or use a soft cloth to remove any remaining moisture.

The Advantages of Granite Flooring

Granite flooring has grown in popularity in recent years, owing to a wide range of attractive patterns and benefits. It isn’t the most cost-effective flooring choice, but granite tiles are both elegant and attractive, as well as durable.

Granite flooring tiles are a type of durable, strong natural stone that, when properly cared for, is a very functional and beautiful floor covering. Granite tiles are not only useful, but they may also add substantial value to your property.

Granite is often used as a material for countertops, sinks, bathrooms, and walls. Still, it is in flooring that it truly shines. Some of the advantages of granite flooring are as follows:

Beauty

Granite is available in a variety of patterns and colors, so there are ample choices when it comes to styles. Granite gives your house a warm tone while also adding refinement and character.

Granite flooring is generally finished in four different ways:

  • Flamed granite – A surface of granite is exposed to a flame of high intensity to create a highly rough and textured surface. Flamed granite is ideal for outdoor use.
  • Polished granite – When the polish is applied to granite, it provides a high sheen that is ideal for low usage areas. Polishing accentuates the individuality of your stone and gives it a brilliant reflective appearance. The stone seems darker, and the colors appear more vibrant. However, keep in mind that the more polish you apply, the more slippery the tiles might be.
  • Brushed granite – The brushed treatment gives the surface of the granite a precisely structured, closed, and smooth appearance.
  • Honed granite — Suitable for areas of high traffic, honed granite has a more matte surface and is less reflective than granite that is polished. The finish is also softer than that of a full-gloss polish.

As a natural substance, color differences between tiles are normal, but this should not be an issue. Each tile’s individuality just adds to the charm of your granite floor.

Durability

Granite is an extremely tough stone that is nearly impossible to shatter. Granite flooring, when properly cared for, should last for a lifetime and stay in excellent shape.

When spills are not cleaned up immediately, granite floors can get discolored, but the good news is that granite is quite easy to clean. To minimize discoloration, granite floors should be cleaned and gently mopped every few days. Granite is also extremely resistant to scratches and heat.

Hypoallergenic properties

Granite is a wonderful flooring option for your house if you have allergies or asthma due to its resistance to allergens and bacteria.

Water and moisture resistance

Granite is very resistant to moisture and water, which can harm your floor and be harmful to your health if not properly sealed. When you clean granite, use a clean wet towel or wet mop to wipe it off and soapy, warm water for harder stains. Bleach, ammonia, and other cleaning agents containing caustics or solvents should be avoided since they will remove the sealant.

Price-to-value

While granite is not inexpensive to install, the value it brings to your house is immediate. Any charges that have been deferred will be repaid in full.

Cleaning Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring has the advantage of being low maintenance and easy to clean. The Champion Yellow Wet Mop provides outstanding performance in the cleaning of vinyl flooring. It’s easy to use.

By following the cleaning tips below, you should be able to keep the look and life of your vinyl floor for many years.

Sweep your vinyl floors with a soft-bristled broom on a regular basis to remove dirt and dust.

Any spillages should be cleaned up as quickly as possible.

Clean your floors with a cleaning solution made of 1 ounce of Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner mixed with 1 gallon of water. Fill a spray bottle with your flooring cleaning solution, then spray the cleaner on the floor and use the best mop for luxury vinyl flooring, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop.

For spills, use a cleaning solution made of Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner and water. Spray the onto the spill, then wipe it up with the best mop for luxury vinyl plank floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop. Rinse the mop thoroughly and go over the cleaned area once more.

Caution! Don’t use a vacuum cleaner with a brush or beater bar. The use of steam should be avoided. Avoid using harsh chemicals.

What is Vinyl Flooring?

 

How Is Vinyl Flooring Made?

Who can resist the deep warmth of a well-polished hardwood floor? And when it comes to bathroom magnificence, genuine ceramic tile is tough to beat. Luxury flooring in the living room? For the most part, people prefer it wall-to-wall. All of these flooring options have their advantages and disadvantages. However, if you want to be pragmatic as well, there is one crucial option you should not overlook: plastic.

That’s correct. Having a plastic-covered floor, as homeowners have done for the past four decades, is a high-performance, low-maintenance option for almost any location with heavy foot traffic. Of course, it isn’t called plastic flooring; rather, it is known as vinyl flooring. And if it seems dull, too conventional, and a bit too industrial for you, it’s time to make a deeper analysis. Nowadays, there are vinyl floor varieties to suit every décor, taste, and budget. The production process is the key to all of the variety.

The benefit of vinyl floors is that they offer a reasonably unbroken covering without the grout lines of ceramic tile or the natural absorbency and gaping seams of wood. The texture is smooth and of high quality, making it very attractive from an upkeep perspective. Nevertheless, vinyl flooring wasn’t the first flooring with these properties. Linoleum flooring, another option that has been available since the mid-nineteenth century, is making a resurgence today.

Linoleum, which is manufactured from resins, powdered wood and cork, pigments and limestone, and linseed oil, was a popular option for bathrooms and kitchens until the 1960s. The disadvantage of linoleum is that it requires waxing on a regular basis, which is why it loses more often than not to the more low-maintenance vinyl surfaces.

Step 1: Vinyl Fundamentals

Vinyl floors are composed of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with different compounds introduced to customize the material’s properties such as flexibility, color, gloss, and hardness.

The main component of vinyl floors is a basic vinyl sheet. To make this, producers of vinyl floors suspend the vinyl in a liquid, resulting in a unique combination that can be rolled into a thin coating. This liquid plastic known as plastisol goes through a drying process using air and heat to bond the material into a strong, lasting sheet.

These vinyl sheets may then be cut into 12-, 9-, or 6-in. squares to make solid vinyl tiles. Because the substance and any ornamental features are the same from top to bottom, this sort of vinyl flooring is referred to as homogenous. Vinyl composition tile (VCT) is a type of solid vinyl tiling that incorporates synthetic binders and fillers. Solid tiling generally has a matte surface that requires polishing or waxing on a regular basis to keep it looking brand new. The color and ornamental features do not fade away with frequent use since they extend through the tile.

Step 2: Sandwich Builder

While VCT and solid vinyl have the long-lasting benefit of homogenous composition, ornamental appearance is restricted to block colors or patterns generated by the addition of dyes during the liquid-plastic phase. Producers use contemporary printing technology and a layered, heterogeneous structure to provide the variety of patterns that vinyl flooring is known for. Flooring manufacturers generally build a 25 mil-thick foam plastisol layer in a layered construction.

This vinyl base is attached to a 25-mil felt backing manufactured from fiber components utilized in the papermaking industry, clay, and limestone, all bound together with a plastic binder to provide stability. The ornamental design is then printed on an ultra-thin vinyl coating that is applied to the base layer.

Of course, without some kind of protection, this thin printed layer would quickly wear away due to regular friction. To address the issue, producers apply a top vinyl coating around 10 mils thick. When dried, this layer of transparent PVC, known as the wear layer, preserves the printed pattern while also providing a relatively low-maintenance surface that does not require waxing.

Since the wear layer is so important to the floor’s longevity and aesthetics, creating stronger and firmer coatings is a top focus. Wear layers based on urethane-modified plastic are used in some luxury vinyl floorings to increase resilience against abrasion, which can eventually degrade the surface. Some manufacturers add an extra laminated layer between the base layer and the backing to improve the tear-resistance and durability of multilayer flooring. Layered vinyl flooring comes in both sheet and tile form.

Tiles are less difficult to install and are frequently used for DIY projects. The pattern option for tiles, on the other hand, is more limited than for sheet flooring since the size of the repeating pattern is limited to the size of the tile. Sheet vinyl flooring also offers the benefit of having few, if any, seams to gather moisture and dirt.

Step 3: The Ultimate Game of Pretend

The advantage of vinyl flooring over other materials in terms of appearance is that it can be manipulated to seem like practically any other flooring surface. Printing technology is one of the secrets to this. Rotogravure printing is a rotary method that uses photoengraved plates to generate realistic pictures under the composite sheet’s wear layer.

Images of tile, brick, and stone, as well as wood and masonry textures, are all combined to create astonishingly lifelike floor coverings. Some manufacturers add color to the wear layer coating to improve the feeling of visual depth—a color that runs the depth of the coating and does not wear away.

Armstrong Flooring has created a product known as Inlaid Color, which substitutes the printed layer with a base layer with full-depth patterns and colors. Embossing methods, in addition to patterns and pictures, provide realistic texture to the surface. The drying process may be used to give overall texture to a vinyl film. Mechanical embossing may give a stone or flat brick design a real three-dimensional appearance.

Clean Your Residential Concrete Floor

A lot of people think of concrete as outside material, perfect for driveways or garage flooring. If you are looking for a low-maintenance option for indoor flooring, this is an excellent choice. It’s easy to clean and maintain as long as it’s properly sealed because concrete is non-porous after it’s been sealed.

The Champion Yellow Wet Mop is not only the best mop for all floors, but it has built a loyal following amongst homeowners that have concrete floors. Our feedback has been extremely positive.

Concrete floors should always be sealed with a proper floor sealant to help them withstand water, grime, and stains, as per the American Concrete Institute. In addition to extending the life of your floor, this protective top coating may also improve its color and add gloss. In general, water-based sealers are suggested for indoor application. In addition, it is suggested that you use a mop-applied floor wax developed for sealed concrete floors to further protect against persistent stains and grime. In addition, it makes it easier to remove tiny scratches and wear patterns.

Because of the increased density and polishing procedures, honed cement floors are highly resilient. They are suitable for high-traffic locations because of their increased scratch resistance. They are therefore easier to upkeep than other types of decorative cement flooring since they do not require sealers or waxes.

Acidic substances, such as bleach, vinegar, citrus cleansers, and ammonia should never be used to clean polished or sealed concrete floors. These products do not have a neutral pH and might damage the sealer on your concrete floor or dull the glossy finish.

To safely tackle floor cleaning problems throughout the home, Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner combined with the best mop for concrete floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, delivers strong cleaning performance with 99 percent organically derived and plant-based cleaning chemicals. This phosphate-free, biodegradable floor cleaner contains strong cleansers that swiftly cut through oil and dirt on nearly any type of floor without leaving any harsh chemical odors or residue.

Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner, used in conjunction with the best mop for cement floors, the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, will efficaciously clean all hard floor surfaces without leaving a dulling residue. As the cleaner dries fast, the inherent beauty of the floor may be seen. Other floor cleansers and cleaning products use petroleum distillates, ammonia, and chlorine. This product uses powerful plant extracts, essential oils, and minerals instead.

Directions:

  1. Remove any debris that may have accumulated. Cleaning the floor with a vacuum, soft-bristled brush, or dry dust mop is recommended.
  2. Incorporate 1 ounce of Champion Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner into 1 gallon of water to create a cleaning solution for your floors. Pour the cleaning solution into a triggered spray bottle. It’s best to spray the cleaning solution in a fine mist over the floor, working your way from section to section.
  3. With the Champion Yellow Wet Mop, which is the best wet mop for concrete floors, thoroughly mop in small sections. Wet the mop thoroughly and squeeze out excess water, then repeat, going section by section
  4. Dry: Air-dry the floor or use a soft towel to remove any remaining moisture.

What are the Benefits of Concrete Floors?

Concrete is a beautiful and long-lasting option for interior floors.

Concrete isn’t only for sidewalks; it’s also a fashionable choice for interior flooring. Its surface may be polished in a variety of ways, including with aggregates, stains, and colors, and it can be buffed or textured until it’s glassy. Concrete flooring is highly durable and simple to maintain, and when properly sealed, it resists water. Concrete flooring works great with radiant heating, and heat is readily absorbed by its surface, helping you save money on energy expenses.

Options

  • Choose from a variety of colors, depending on your specific preference.
  • During the mixing phase, integral color is added to concrete.
  • Stains provide a transparent finish with a one-of-a-kind appearance.
  • Dyes, which are frequently blended on-site, provide more brilliant colors.
  • Colored hardeners are mixed into fresh concrete to provide color to the surface.
  • Concrete may be painted as well.

Surface

Choose from a number of textures, such as smooth, polished, or troweled, depending on the feel and appearance you desire. Concrete can also be scored or stamped to form a pattern, such as tiling (patterned with the use of a circular saw).

Aggregates

The majority of interior flooring is made of a fine concrete mix, however, some include crushed gravel or stone for a coarser surface.

Type

Concrete flooring is classified into two types:

  • Concrete that is already there: Decorative treatments, including polishes and stains, can be applied to the concrete slab that currently exists in your home.
  • Decorative overlay: Concrete overlays can be placed over some types of existing hard-surface floors to conceal damage or provide a fresh new look.

Concrete is environmentally friendly

Concrete is beneficial to the environment.  Concrete doesn’t degrade natural resources, needs less energy to create than other flooring types, and is generally manufactured (poured) locally. Concrete improves interior air quality by inhibiting mildew, odors, and mold, containing no potentially hazardous VOCs, and can be coated with sealers that have no VOCs.

The absorption of cold and warm air by concrete reduces the demand for cooling and heating. Furthermore, concrete may be recycled, and the surface reduces the need to dispose of trash, such as underlayment scraps and flooring.

Consider the Following Factors

Cleaning Instructions: To clean, use vinegar or mild cleaners. Mop, vacuum,  or sweep on a normal basis.

Ideal for: Any area, but particularly kitchens, bathrooms, entryways, and basements.

Is concrete a pet-friendly flooring? Very! Concrete is the gold standard when it comes to pet-proof flooring. Concrete is resistant to spilled water, claw scratches, and pet accidents, and it does not absorb odors. For extra comfort, provide pet beds or soft mats.

Underlayment: Concrete flooring typically requires a metal lath, a felt paper layer, and a concrete foundational layer.

Finally, concrete is awesome. It’s long-lasting, stain-resistant, stylish, and waterproof, giving your space a modern, sleek appeal.

Concrete is durable and resistant to water, stains, fire, odors, and germs. It doesn’t scratch, it’s simple to clean, and the pattern is completely adjustable. Concrete also helps to improve air quality and, when utilized appropriately, may assist to decrease energy expenses.

However, remember that fragile items would most likely break if thrown on concrete, and standing on it for extended periods of time might be unpleasant for your feet. Hairline fractures can form on heavily trafficked concrete floors over time. Concrete floors must be resealed on a regular basis, and they have been known to generate an echo effect.

Concrete installation generally costs between $2 and $20 per square foot. Professional installation is typically recommended.

Hardwood Floor Cleaning

Hard-to-reach locations can be dealt with weekly. When it comes to cleaning hard-to-reach places like corners and between hardwood floors, vacuums and wet mops for wood floors are the best tools. After 40 years of supplying the best mop for all floors, we can happily say that the Champion Yellow Wet Mop is the best mop to use on your wood flooring.

Floor mops for wooden floors and vacuums should be used with great caution. If your vacuum has a beater bar, ensure it doesn’t strike the floor. Also, be aware that the wheels of a vacuum cleaner might damage the flooring.

Remind yourself that excessive water and wood don’t mix well while you’re using the Champion Yellow Mop, the best mop for cleaning wood floors! Liquids should not be allowed to accumulate on your wood floor.

The easiest approach to clean hardwood floors is to lightly spray your floor with Champion Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner.

Daily Upkeep – Sweep & Dust

Your ultimate daily protection against surface damage and scratches is regular dusting with the Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop.

The Old Fashioned Dust Mop from Champion utilizes exclusive fiber strands that naturally capture dirt, dust, pollen, and other allergens.

If you intend to use a broom stay away from using a stiff-bristled broom that could scratch the finished surface. Instead, consider using a broom made with flagged polypropylene fibers such as the Champion Soft Sweep Broom. These flagged polypropylene bristles give the broom the unique tendency to act like a dust mop!

When cleaning hardwood floors, resist pulling your Old Fashioned Dust Mop up off the floor—this keeps dirt confined inside the dust mop’s fibers and protects the flooring.

Polish & Shine

Another recommended practice for cleaning wood floors is to include a polishing and shining regimen every few months. As a result of floor polishing, the finish on hardwood floors is renewed and revitalized, protecting it from damage. When you polish a hardwood floor, you fill up microscopic scratches and level out the protective coating.

The easiest method to give vitality, beauty, and protection to your floors is by polishing them. The amount of traffic in your home will determine how often you should shine your hardwood and laminate floors using Champion Hardwood & Laminate Floor Shine.

Sand & Refinish

Your flooring may need to be refinished every 3 to 5 years. This process eliminates the previous protective finish and replaces it with a new, more durable version of the finish. A sanding and refinishing job may restore severe scratches or gouges in your hardwood floor, leaving you with a beautiful, clean surface.

Pro Tips

To clean your floor, you’ll need the right tools. A  wet mop that is washable, high-performance, and non-woven is the best type of mop for hardwood floors, together with an old-fashioned dust mop. Champion Old Fashioned Dust Mop collects dirt, microparticles, and typical household allergens, making it a great dusting mop to have around.

Hardwood floors should not be cleaned with water and vinegar, soap-based detergents, wax, or steam cleaning. In the long run, vinegar and water can degrade a floor’s gloss, whereas soap and wax leave a residue behind. As a result, steam cleaners can cause warping & cupping and long-term damage to your flooring.

Use mats to protect your floors. Investing in protective mats can extend the life of your floors. Rubber rug underlayments with waffle patterns can be used in high traffic areas & entryways.

The advantages of using wood flooring in your home

Wood flooring is without a doubt one of the most opulent types of flooring out there. Having wooden floors is nearly every homeowner’s desire.

Wooden floors are soothing to the feet, and their natural hue appeals to a wide range of individuals.

Whether you live in an ancient house or a new one, investing in a wooden floor will increase the value of your property.

Wooden flooring comes in a variety of styles. Flooring options include engineered, laminate, solid, bamboo, cork, and reclaimed floorings. Whatever type you pick, you will reap a number of advantages.

The following are some of the advantages of having wood flooring installed in your home:

1. They are simple to repair.

When floors are subjected to a certain level of friction, they are prone to developing scratches. One advantage of hardwood flooring is that it may be readily repaired in such cases.

This can be accomplished by repairing the damaged wood, grinding, sanding, or applying a new coat. This means you won’t have to replace the entire floor.

With the assistance of a contractor with knowledge in the field, you can simply restore wood flooring.

2. Easy to Maintain

Manufacturers of wood flooring utilize advanced technologies to guarantee that these floors are simple to maintain and clean.  A weekly mopping, sweeping, and cleaning to eliminate dust, grime, and debris is a simple chore for any household.

To maintain the condition of the floor, quickly dry any water or colored drink spilled on it with a clean cloth.

3. It Increases the Value of Your Home

Are you constructing a house to sell? Wood floors will improve the value of your home.

Most home buyers are willing to pay a fair amount for a property, especially if it includes wood flooring. This is the primary reason why individuals replace their home’s flooring with wood prior to selling it in order to increase its value.

4. They are long-lasting

Wood flooring is one of the most resilient flooring materials available. The capacity of this flooring to withstand extensive use is its most notable feature.

Wood flooring may be kept in good condition for a long period of time if properly cared for.

Furthermore, if the wood flooring is dented or scraped, it may be restored to appear brand new without having to replace the entire floor.

5. Aesthetic appeal

If having a nice-looking home interior is important to you, then wood floors should be a priority for you. It will provide your home with a bright appearance, a sense of elegance, and unique warmth for years.

Many individuals feel that wood floors make your home appear larger and gives a good overall image.

It also complements a wide range of décors, making it ideal for all homes.

6. Easygoing on Your Feet

Unlike other types of flooring, wood serves as an insulator of heat. As a result, even in chilly weather, your feet will be toasty on wood flooring.

Wood floors will feel cooler to your feet in extreme heat. This guarantees that your feet are comfy on this floor regardless of the weather.

7. Helps to keep the air in the house clean

Wood, unlike other floor types such as carpet, does not collect smoke and dust particles. Wooden flooring is also free of parasites and tiny insects. It ensures that you and your family breathe cleaner air in your home.

It’s a good idea to use this floor if you have a member of the family who has allergies.

8. Comes in a Variety of Styles

It’s a fantastic experience to use wood flooring. This is due to the fact that you will have a large range of options to pick from. They differ in plank size, form, and wood type.

You may select between oak, teak, mahogany, pine,  hickory, cedar, walnut, cherry, and cypress as the wood species. Teakwood may be the greatest option in terms of durability. However, if appearances are important to you, cedarwood makes a wonderful floor.

The Champion Yellow Wet Mop Really Is the BEST Mop for ALL Floors!

We hope that you’ve found this information about the best mop for all floors helpful and useful. We’ve tried to cover all the major types of floors the Champion Yellow Wet Mop can be used on. If your specific floors found in your home were listed here, then don’t hesitate another moment in wondering which is the best mop for washing floors. We’re confident you’ll be happy with the results in using the Champion Yellow Wet Mop.

If it’s a lightweight, absorbent, durable, and easy-to-wring-out mop you’re interested in, please do add one to your shopping cart. We’re confident this mop will provide you with many years of high-performance service and longevity. Without a doubt, your floors will be sparkling and shining all the time!

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