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Thread: Washing kitchen floor

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    What is there about trying to wash a floor that makes people think they just HAVE to cross it before it's dry?

    I can try to wash the doggone thing at 2 AM and someone will have to traipse across it for something or other.

    I know on the grand scale of things, it's about a minus 538 in importance. At the moment, though, it's about a plus 10 in aggravation to me.

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    How about the beloved pet that HAS to decide to lay down on the wet floor? :roll:

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    I learned a neat trick for this problem. Don't mop! Go Quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I learned a neat trick for this problem. Don't mop! Go Quilt!
    Company was coming and it was getting sticky.

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    I know what you mean, now only three of us here and 1 not all them or comes in later. I make sure to not waste my time until the pets go to bed. Sweeping and mopping is very attractive to a few of them.

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    I know what you mean! I even put a fan on mine hoping that it will get it try before they start tracking across it! Never works! If its not hubby & son ...its those 3 fur babies!

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    I've started to use one of the microfiber cloths for washing the floor - works MUCH BETTER than the sponge - the floor is dry almost immediately.

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    Next time as they are walking across , hand them the mop :wink: LOL

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    I block my kitchen off so nobody can get in. And trust me with this menopause starting nobody wants to cross my wet floors or they will feel the rath of mom.

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    It is another one of "Murphy's Laws" :lol::lol:

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    [quote=cjomomma]I block my kitchen off so nobody can get in. And trust me with this menopause starting nobody wants to cross my wet floors or they will feel the rath of mom.[/quote

    I just loved your response!! Been there and done that scene!!

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    Well, since I cook dinner, I just tell my family if they don't stay away, they don't eat. It works really well on my little brother! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I learned a neat trick for this problem. Don't mop! Go Quilt!
    That really solves the problem, doesn't it?

    If you must - - - using a floor steamer helps speed up the drying process. It does not prevent the dirt from reappearing though.

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    My last house had a white kitchen floor... forever looking dirty, even though I mopped it every day. (I ran a daycare and I had to!). When I was looking for a house here, that was one of my considerations, even though I swore I would NEVER do another daycare. My house now has linoleum that looks like brownish/tan tile. It is VERY forgiving of dirt. I love it.... gives me more quilt time in between cleaning. (Although it does need to be mopped right now! ) :oops:

    I wait until late at night after my kids are in bed. My dh stays far away because a couple of years ago he slid into the cupboards on his behind after I just got done warning him the floor was wet. I laughed so hard he wouldn't speak to me for days!

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    Steam mop....works great1!! Means more time for quilting....

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    My husband scrubs the kitchen floor..I hide in my sewing room while he does it.

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    I have one of them steamers to. I love it. Cats stay away because of the sound.

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    I finally got a Shark floor steam cleaner. I tell you its absolutely dry in minutes. Love it, love it, love it. The dog isn't a problem, but the cat and boy were. Now the cat doesn't like the steam so off he goes until its put away and its dry before son can do anything.

    Its a GOOD THING!!!! :-D :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I hate to mop so when we bought this house I had carpet put in every room. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janetlmt
    My husband scrubs the kitchen floor..I hide in my sewing room while he does it.
    Please tell me how you got your DH to clean the floors. Mine has tried and it was worse then when he started.

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    I boss him..LOL..he vaccums it..then he scrubs the grout with a brush and cleans the floor with a sham wow. We have ceramic tile..after he cleans it then he goes over it with tile floor cleaner.

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    I would love to have a steam cleaner..how much do they cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janetlmt
    I would love to have a steam cleaner..how much do they cost?
    I think I got the Shark at Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon. I wanna say around $140??????

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    It's not so much about the intruders who walk on the floor before it's dry that bugs me. It's the fact that that jug of milk or bottle of ketchup or the dog etc. that knows you just cleaned the floor and proceeds to spill or vomit or whatever about a couple of hours after. It's like there is a vibration in the house that sends out a signal to something or someone to mess up the darn thing just as quickly as you had cleaned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janetlmt
    I boss him..LOL..he vaccums it..then he scrubs the grout with a brush and cleans the floor with a sham wow. We have ceramic tile..after he cleans it then he goes over it with tile floor cleaner.
    Lucky you.

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