With the concoction of chemicals included in traditional floor cleaners, it can be tough to decipher what exactly you’re dealing with. If you’re in the process of finding the right floor cleaner for your needs, here are a few things you should know. 

When should I clean my floors?

It depends on the use of and the type of flooring you have. Regular cleaning is essential to removing dust build-up, stains, germs, and grease, as well as to maintain the look and feel of your floors. What you should use and how you should clean your floor will also depend greatly on the type of surface. 

Cleaning for all flooring types  

The type of surface you’re cleaning will influence how you should clean your floors. Here are a few common types of floors and the best approach to cleaning them. 


Sweep and vacuum for everyday removal of dust and dirt. Use Pureflor for a lasting clean, the multi-enzyme formula keeps working up to 72 hours after the initial clean. It attacks organic material and odors at the source, making it the perfect complimentary cleaning solution.


Cleaning timber is best kept simple. Avoid excess water as it can not only stain floors, but it can also warp your floorboards.


This is a durable and eco-friendly flooring option that can tolerate most cleaning utensils. Pureflor’s Hard Surface cleaner is perfect for breaking up tough grease or grime on lino. 


Laminate surfaces don’t need too much water, and you should steer clear of oil-based products, waxes, and polishes. You should always sweep away debris before mopping and make sure not to use any abrasive utensils like steel wool. 


When cleaning tile you should vacuum/sweep up all loose debris and dirt before moving to a cleaning solution. Similar to laminate, avoid abrasive utensils that can scratch the surface.

Natural stone

Stone is a tough material, but it’s sensitive to chemicals and the wrong solution can leave unwanted stains. You should avoid any alkaline chemicals like ammonia or bleach as well as highly acidic solutions that include vinegar. Pureflor’s Hard Surface Cleaner has a neutral pH level, so is neither too alkaline nor acidic. 

Understanding your cleaning product’s pH level

Once you know the optimal method for cleaning your floors you can consider what chemicals work best. The main factor in cleaning solutions is the pH level. 

Neutral solutions

Neutral cleaners are all-purpose cleaners suitable for surfaces that haven’t been significantly stained or soiled. Any floor that can be cleaned with water can be cleaned with a neutralised cleaner. Cleaning solutions with a neutral pH level are also the most eco-friendly option – the same pH level Pureflor has! 

Acidic or alkaline cleaners are less predictable for your flooring – you just don’t know if they’re going to be corrosive or leave stains. That’s why it’s always the safest bet to go with a floor cleaner that has a neutral pH level of 7.0-9.0. 

Choosing an ecofriendly cleaner

You don’t need to commit to harsh chemicals to keep your floors squeaky clean. An eco-friendly option is not just beneficial for the planet, but also removes the risk of skin irritation and respiratory problems commonly caused by conventional cleaning products. 

Pureflor is an eco-friendly, neutral pH cleaner that works well with a wide range of surfaces. Whether you’re looking for a new, natural household cleaner or in need of an effective floor cleaner for commercial use, Pureflor provides a safer, eco-conscious alternative.