Brick Floor Care Tips
Caring for a porous brick floor is a lot of work no matter what you do. Here are some brick floor care tips for you. Keep your brick floors looking clean and fresh and to avoid grit from the floors from damaging other floor surfaces in your home, you should seal them. Apply two coats of a film-forming polyurethane or acrylic sealant to the floor. Allow the first coat to dry before applying the second. Clean the brick floor prior to sealing, and sweep or vacuum up any grit. Pay extra attention to the mortar between the bricks during this process. Keep your brick floors looking nice between mopping by sweeping or vacuuming. To sweep, use a regular household broom, drawing it over the surface of the floor. Sweep any particles into a dustpan and discard. Brick floors may also be vacuumed. Use the hard-floor setting or a brush attachment to clean up dry spills, pet hair and anything else that might have landed on the floor. If the floors aren’t properly sealed, brick floors may produce grit that could damage other flooring, such as carpet, wood or tile if not swept up promptly.
Brick floors can be deep cleaned with a steam cleaner, using the hard-floor attachment. This cleaning forces steam into the pores of the bricks and pulls the moisture back out along with dirt and grime. Steam cleaning is a good way to remove stains caused by spilling liquid onto bricks. It also helps to alleviate stains and smells from pet urine that may have soaked into the brick floor. Steam cleaning is a good process to use prior to sealing or resealing your floor.