With the right care, you can enjoy your floor HARO Floor for a long time.
Optimal floor care maintains the value of your beautiful floor and is indispensable so that you can enjoy it for a long time. Today, perfect floor care is no longer a matter of magic HARO Floor coverings with their high-quality surfaces, because they are very simple, quick and easy to maintain. For regular maintenance, dry cleaning with a hair broom, mop or hoover is sufficient. If coarser dirt needs to be removed or additional surface protection needs to be built up, wipe your floor covering damp with the recommended cleaning agents from clean & green. Done!
For long-term value retention, we also recommend preventive measures such as furniture glides made of felt or Teflon, and, if necessary, floor protection mats made of polycarbonate for chair castors in the children's room or home office. Dirt-trapping mats in the entrance area also help to prevent stones and coarse dirt from being carried into the living room in the first place.
A constant, ideal room temperature that ensures a healthy living climate for people and floors alike is also important: 20 degrees with a relative humidity of 50 to 60 percent is ideal for wooden floors.
Of course, optimal cleaning is just as important - right from the start. Especially for your high-quality floor coverings such as parquet, laminate and design flooring or cork, you should rely on optimally coordinated and ecologically safe care and cleaning products. We recommend the clean & green cleaning system developed by us for HARO floors.
Optimally positioned with only three products.
In order to optimally match the cleaning agent or care product to the floor covering, there are two cleaners and two care products in the clean & green modular system. Depending on the type of floor, these are used differently or combined.
Parquet Floor Cleaning & Care
Are you the proud owner of a valuable and natural parquet floor? Then you are surely anxious to clean this wonderful floor in the best possible way.
Here you can see how easy parquet is to maintain.
Design floor cleaning & care
Are you proud of your healthy and wonderfully versatile design floor? Then you are certainly anxious to clean this fantastic floor in the best possible way.
Here you can see how to care for design floors.
Cork Floor Cleaning & Care
Are you happy with your sustainable natural cork floor? Then you are certainly keen to preserve this natural wonder with optimal care.
Here you can see how easy cork is to care for.
Laminate Floor Cleaning & Care
Are you enthusiastic about your robust, hard-wearing and beautiful laminate floor? Then you are certainly anxious to clean this all-rounder optimally.
Tips & tricks: Cleaning myths wiped away and made clear.
1. Cleaning streaks: Where they come from and what really helps.
For optimal floor care, use cold water. Cold water dries more slowly and evenly on the floor surface and also saves energy. This means that there are neither streaks nor streaks after mopping. That is why clean & green floor cleaner is also designed for use in cold water.
What do I have to bear in mind when wiping on underfloor heating?
Here, too, the heat that underfloor heating gives off to the floor plays a decisive role. It dries too quickly and unsightly streaks and stripes can form again. Therefore, our tip: Switch off the underfloor heating when mopping the floor.
Why do I still have streaks after wiping?
You mop and even wipe, but streaks and streaks remain on your floor? If you have followed the first two tips, this is probably due to dirt particles in or on the floor or in the mop cover or mop cloth. Vacuum the area before mopping and always wash your mop cover thoroughly before damp mopping your floor with cold water.
I washed the cleaning cloth in the machine, but I still have streaks?
It is right to wash the cleaning cloth or mop cover well in the machine. But please make sure that you do not add any fabric softener. This is because fabric softeners in combination with cleaning agents can lead to unsightly streaking. Therefore: Always wash cleaning cloths without fabric softener!
I use extra cleaning agent, but still have streaks?
In addition to the points already mentioned, incorrect dosing of the floor cleaning agent is also a frequent problem. Modern and, above all, ecologically compatible cleaning agents, such as our clean & green series, are designed to achieve a good cleaning performance with a small amount of concentrate. This helps the environment, but also saves cleaning agent costs. Therefore, make sure that you always follow the manufacturer's instructions for the dosage of your floor cleaner in order to achieve a streak-free wiping result.
2. Good cleaning result: How much, how warm, how around?
When cleaning your floor coverings, little water and the dosed addition of cleaning agent is enough. "A lot helps a lot" is a phrase that is definitely out of place when it comes to floor care. Wring out your cleaning cloth well or use modern cleaning buckets with appropriate systems. For wooden floor coverings, avoid standing water and only damp mopping.
Does my floor get really clean even with damp mopping?
Yes, it is. Due to the special composition of modern cleaners and the use of appropriate mops, dirt is effectively removed from your floor even with little water.
How damp is "misty damp"?
Misty damp is like that light misty breeze that settles on the floor or mirror after a long bath or shower. In relation to your floor cloth or mop cover, this means: wring out, wring out and wring out again - so vigorously that hardly any water remains. This is the optimum moisture level of the mop for cleaning floors.
How warm should the mop water be for cleaning floors?
Cold water is used for floor care, as already mentioned. Modern cleaners are adapted to this and water that is too warm or even hot can damage your floor. In addition, warm mop water tends to leave streaks and stripes. This is due to the floor drying too quickly and unevenly.
How do I mop my floor optimally?
As a general rule, first remove all loose dirt, such as dust with a hair broom or a hoover with a parquet nozzle. Then take a suitable bucket to prepare the recommended mixing ratio of cleaning agent to water. Dampen the mop cloth or mop cover and wring it out well and mop your floor evenly in the direction of the floorboards and in overlapping paths with a damp cloth. This will give you optimum cleaning results without streaks and without re-wiping.
Our tip: Clean from top to bottom.
This means: first remove dust and dirt from shelves, worktops and tables and clean your floor at the end.
3. Cleaning myths and "life hacks": Does that help?
Whether you choose our clean & green series or other cleaning and care products, please refrain from using home remedies, "life hacks" and other obscure tips from the internet when caring for your high-quality brand floor.
Certainly, many home remedy tips promise streak-free results and a beautifully shiny floor. However, the ingredients can attack the surface of your flooring and ruin it. They can cause serious, permanent damage.
Does rinse aid from the dishwasher help against streaks when mopping floors?
As the name suggests, the place of use of a rinse aid is the dishwasher, where it ensures that glasses shine free of water spots. Dishwasher rinse aid is designed and optimised for ceramics and glass - it has no place in the water used to mop floors, however, as it is not designed for this purpose and can damage your floor.
Is shower gel an effective substitute for laminate cleaner?
No, definitely not! Shower gel is usually adjusted to the pH value of our skin. Shower and wash lotions are usually pH-neutral or pH-skin neutral. Fragrances and dyes also provide a great shower experience. However, you should spare your laminate floor this experience. The dyes used in shower gels can penetrate the surface of laminate and cause unattractive discolouration. Especially if the laminate floor has been improperly cleaned and the surface is already damaged.
Can I also wipe laminate with washing-up liquid?
Please don't do this - you don't bathe in washing-up liquid, even if an advertisement from days gone by might suggest otherwise. Dishwashing detergent is for washing dishes. Dishwashing detergent can attack the surface of your floor covering and lead to unsightly discolouration and grey haze. Dishwashing detergents also leach out your laminate flooring, so that it may have reached the end of its life after just a few years. So trying the supposedly inexpensive floor cleaner substitute becomes a costly mistake.
Can I avoid streaks if I spray the floor with glass cleaner?
Please don't try it! With the right floor cleaner and a clean, fabric softener-free mop, you can achieve streak-free mopping results even without using glass cleaner. Most glass cleaners contain methylated spirits or similar ingredients. Most glass cleaners contain spirit or similar ingredients to ensure streak-free window surfaces. However, these additives attack the surface of laminate, parquet and the like and can lead to irreparable damage. This is a high price to pay for a supposedly good tip, especially since modern floor cleaners ensure the best results with a low dosage.
Does fabric softener in the cleaning water provide a special shine?
Possibly, the addition of additives in the mopping water may leave a shiny layer on your parquet floor. But certainly not in the way you want. The fabric softener deposits deep in the pores of your floor and is difficult to remove. If you then use the wrong floor cleaner, which in the worst case reacts with the stored fabric softener, your floor will become unattractively discoloured and can usually no longer be freed from this discolouration. Especially with parquet, this mixture can penetrate deeply and damage your floor permanently.
In addition, fabric softener usually causes unsightly streaks after mopping. By the way, even if you only wash your cleaning cloth or mop cover with the addition of fabric softener (see above).
A splash of vinegar or vinegar essence never hurts, does it?
"We used to clean everything with vinegar cleaner!" - which may still make sense for cleaning bathrooms, is completely out of place when it comes to cleaning floor coverings. Every material needs care that is specially adapted to its properties. Especially with parquet or cork flooring, you should urgently avoid using vinegar cleaner. The surface becomes rough and cracked due to the acetic acid and can suffer irreparable damage.
I can get rid of any stain with bleach, can't I?
That is undoubtedly true - probably right along with the floor covering. What good is a stain removed if you need new flooring afterwards? The aggressive ingredients of bleach attack the entire material of your floor and damage it permanently. Therefore, refrain from using bleach or strong solvents and rather avoid stains on your floor right from the start.