How to clean a floor without streaks: 5 steps to success

Fika Estella

It’s easy to neglect cleaning your floor as often as you should, but while this task may seem mundane, it will instantly elevate your space. Therefore, it’s time to move the question of how to clean a floor without streaks to the top of your agenda. 

Whether you’re working on a floor in a high traffic area – such as your entryway or kitchen – or you’re looking for how to clean stone floors with a spotless finish – this expert-approved method is the secret to success. 

How to clean a floor without streaks – the professional way  


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These simple cleaning tips will leave you with a streak-free floor – fast. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Choose the right equipment for your floor-type 

Mattonelle Margherita glazed floor tiles, Mutina at Domus

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According to the interiors experts at Hillarys, the process behind a streak-free clean begins with the right planning – this involves finding the best mop and bucket for your floor type. String mops (such as this mop on Amazon) work best on tiled flooring with more texture. Meanwhile, sponge mops work well on a smoother floor (like laminate).

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