Some of the alternatives to baking soda for cleaning the floor
Baking soda is typically a fine solution for cleaning your floors. However, it may be worth considering some other products as well, as baking soda can potentially cause damage to certain surfaces.
Alternatives to Making Floors Appear New
When cleaning our floors, we have a number of natural products to choose from. These products can include Marseille soap, citric acid, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, and even olive oil. But in the end, the choice we make should be based on what material we are dealing with. For example, baking soda is actually quite effective in cleaning parquet and other types of wood, just as long as you remember to finish the job with a soft cloth soaked in olive oil.
There are other cases where baking soda is not recommended at all. In fact, we could even say that sometimes using this product is even discouraged due to its ineffectiveness and the potential harm it can cause.
So how do we decide which product to use? Let’s use terracotta as an example. In this case, we can safely clean the material without any risk by using white wine vinegar. And as an added bonus, it can probably already be found in the home. Otherwise, just a quick trip to the store will suffice. Keep in mind that, like with our terracotta example, it is preferable to finish the job with a rag soaked in olive oil.
Marble is another type of floor that should not be treated with baking soda. Marble, at first glance, may seem quite durable and strong, but in reality, it can be marred if not cleaned correctly. Other products that can be dangerous for marble include lemon juice and white wine vinegar. Instead, the solution for cleaning marble is Marseille soap. Gently apply a mixture of soap and water to the surface and then dry. Simple as that!