Floor Cleaning

Most homes contain a variety of flooring types. Knowing how to best clean each type of surface can be a lot to keep track of, so check out our expert tips.

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Swiffer WetJet vs. Swiffer PowerMop: Does Old or New Win the Floor-Cleaning Game?

Cleaning powerhouse Swiffer has added a new handy helper, the PowerMop, to its arsenal. But is it really better than the tried-and-true WetJet?

We Tested the Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam Plus Vacuum on a Variety of Pet Messes

The Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam Plus allows you to vacuum, clean and steam your floors, eliminating messes with just one machine.


5 Best Vacuums for Laminate Floors

Keep calm and vacuum on—especially with these vacuums designed for your laminate floors.


Leave Dirt in the Dust with the 5 Best Vacuums for Apartments

Keep your small space clean and tidy with the best vacuums for apartment living.


6 Best Carpet Rakes for Eliminating Hair and Debris

Want to prolong the life of carpet and area rugs and keep them looking great? Get busy on dirt, debris...

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How Often To Mop Wood Floors Safely and Effectively

Hardwood floors looking a little worse for wear? Mop them! Two experts explain how — and how often — to...


The 6 Best Tile Floor Cleaners for Everyday Spills and Spot Cleaning

Whether it’s for wiping spilled juice from kitchen tile or cleaning up around the toilet, here are the...

How To Clean Concrete Floors in the Basement

Has your concrete basement floor seen better days? It might simply need cleaning. Here's how to clean a concrete floor...


The Floor Police Mop Makes Cleaning All Surfaces Criminally Easy

The cordless Floor Police Mop puts dust behind bars with high-speed revolving pads. It's no wonder Amazon customers are raving...


5 Best Robot Mops to Get Your Floors Squeaky Clean

Robot mops can completely revolutionize your floor-cleaning routine. Whether you're looking for a hybrid vacuum mop or a high-tech robot...


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This Family Handyman Approved Cordless Vacuum Is a Must-Have for Parents and Pet Owners

You know how annoying it is to drag out your full-sized vacuum to deal with every little a sprig of...

We Tried This Ryobi Pressure Washer and Our Patio Has Never Looked So Clean

This all-new Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer will spray away dirt and grime from almost any outdoor surface, and leave your...


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Is the Tineco Floor Cleaner the Best Wet and Dry Vacuum? – We Tried It

In just five minutes, the Tineco floor cleaner changed the way I clean my floors.


7 Pet-Safe Floor Cleaners and DIY Solutions (and Ingredients to Avoid)

Calling all fur parents! Keep your fuzzy family members safe from harmful chemicals with these pet-safe floor cleaners.


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10 Tips for Wood Floor Scratch Repair

Do you have ugly scratches in your wood floors? In many cases you can make those imperfections go away—or at...


The 5 Best Carpet Cleaners for Pet Stains, Tested and Reviewed

We tested and reviewed the best carpet cleaners for pets to help you select the best machine to eliminate all...

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Carpet Cleaning: Pro Service vs. Renting Equipment?

When it's time to clean your carpet, should you hire a pro or rent DIY carpet cleaning equipment? Here are...


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How to Dry Your Wet Carpet

Get your wet carpet dry and fluffy again with these tips and tricks, whether you're facing mildly damp or fully...


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How to Clean Carpets Without a Machine

Want to clean your carpet but hate those bulky machines? Follow these DIY cleaning tips and methods to learn how...


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8 Signs You Need Professional Carpet Cleaning

If you're seeing these signs of a dirty carpet, it's time for a professional carpet cleaning to remove grime and...


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The 10 Best Laminate Floor Cleaners for a Restorative Shine

With so many of the best laminate floor cleaners on the market, we found the ones worth buying. These top...


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10 Best Floor Cleaners

For any floor in any situation — from laminate to linoleum — here are the best floor cleaners to keep...


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


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11 Carpet Cleaning Hacks All Homeowners Should Know

Why spend money for a professional carpet cleaner when you have these handy carpet cleaning hacks?


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How to Remove Just About Anything From Carpet

From simple to extreme, these solutions will help you get rid of almost every carpet stain you may encounter at...

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How To Fix a Pitted Concrete Floor in Your Garage

Special concrete resurfacers will make a concrete floor look like new


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How to Deep-Clean Vinyl and Linoleum Floors

Your easy-to-clean vinyl flooring needs a deep cleaning once in a while. Follow these steps to deep-clean vinyl floors and...


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Which Floor Wax, Polish or Sealant Is Right for the Floors In Your Home?

Don't make the wrong choice! Find the best floor wax, polish, sealant or cleaning solution depending on the type of...


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Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Wax the Floors in Your Home

To wax or not to wax? Find out whether your floor needs waxing or another type of treatment for keeping...


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How to Clean an Area Rug

No need to hire a professional when you can clean an area rug yourself! You may need a friend if...


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How to Remove Paint from Concrete and Other Stains

Remove oil and grease stains from concrete using TSP and other cleaners.