As we spend most of our time there, the home is full of high traffic areas that can quickly become breeding grounds for germs. While specific rooms and communal areas may leap to mind, such as living rooms and kitchens, the floor is undoubtedly the most contacted surface throughout all of the home.

As we walk in and out of the house, we repeatedly carry dirt and unknown germs in from the outside. To help keep your floors hygienically clean, floor cleaning and disinfection should be a regular part of your routine. Both hard floors and carpets are common throughout the home, but we are focussing on hard floors in this step-by-step guide.

Hard floors can often withhold germs without showing any signs of dirt , so regularly disinfecting this area of the home is crucial. Killing viruses and bacteria on hard floors prevents them from being spread further throughout the home, reducing the amount of exposure and keeping your surroundings hygienically clean. In order to perform this task effectively, you’ll need a powerful and effective hard floor cleaner and disinfectant. 

Zoflora Concentrated Multipurpose Disinfectant is the ideal product to ensure your hard flooring remains hygienically clean and beautifully fragrant. Zoflora boasts an unrivalled 3 in 1 action formula, killing 99.9% of viruses & bacteria, including the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2), whilst eliminating odours and filling spaces with beautiful fragrance for up to 24 hours!

This easy to follow step-by-step guide to using Zoflora as a hard hard floor cleaner is a carefully considered process that will leave the floors of your home fresh and clean.

What you'll need to clean your hard floors

A bottle of Zoflora 3-in-1 concentrated multipurpose disinfectant
Rubber gloves
Vacuum Cleaner
mop and bucket icon

Step 1: Vacuum the floor to remove loose debris

Before getting into the deeper floor cleaning process, you’ll need to clear the hard floor surface of any loose debris so that any existing dirt doesn’t spread when you come to mop the floor. 

Use a vacuum cleaner to clear the area and ensure any pets are deterred from roaming on the surfaces you’re cleaning.

Step 2: Dilute neat Zoflora in the mop bucket

Now your surfaces are clear, you need to prepare the mop bucket for using Zoflora as a floor cleaner and disinfectant. Simply add 1 capful of Zoflora for every 400ml of water into a bucket.

It’s important to wear rubber gloves in the handling of neat Zoflora as direct contact with the skin can cause irritation, and it’s also flammable so avoid open flames. Zoflora should never be mixed with any other cleaning products.

Step 3: Mop the floor

Now you’re ready to start mopping! Before you apply the diluted Zoflora to the floor, it’s important to remember to never use Zoflora on polished wood. We recommend patch testing on an inconspicuous area of the floor first to check for discolouration.

Once you’ve carried out this check, plan out your mopping path wisely to avoid cornering yourself. You wouldn’t want to undo your hard work by stepping through the areas you’ve just cleaned with the floor mop.

Step 4: Allow to air dry

While the cleaning and mopping itself is an integral part of this routine, giving time for the treated surfaces to air dry allows Zoflora to effectively disinfect the area, as well as fill the room with beautiful fragrance for up to 24 hours. 

If you’re after a cool, uplifting scent, try Twilight Garden which is infused with ylang-ylang and notes of jasmine. Or if you’re a fan of citrus fragrances, fill your home with zesty Pink Grapefruit which holds sweet hints of mango and red fruits. 

It’s important to consider timings when cleaning hard floors. Select an ideal time of the day to perform this job where there is likely to be less traffic in the area you’re cleaning.

Only walk on the floor or allow pets into the area once the surfaces are completely dry.

Important information when using Zoflora

Do not mix with other cleaning products
Do not spray directly onto or near to open flames or electronic devices
Exclude all pets from the area until dry
Do not use on polished wood, painted, varnished or composite granite surfaces

Zoflora: killing germs beautifully since 1922

Zoflora has a 100-year history of killing germs. The formula, developed by chemist Nathan Thornton and business partner Philip Ross back in the 1920s, still remains at the heart of Zoflora today. Carbolic acid was a common ingredient in cleaning products used at the time - and while it certainly killed germs, it tended to leave a foul smell behind.

This led Thornton and Ross to develop a revolutionary household disinfectant which contained more cleaning power than carbolic acid, but used fragrance oils from flowers to leave beautiful scents behind. This innovative approach formed a strong basis that is still championed by the brand today and makes for an effective tool when it comes to hard floor cleaning. Zoflora kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including influenza and the COVID-19 virus. Learn more about Zoflora’s effectiveness against the COVID-19 virus here.

Zoflora: the best hard floor cleaner

Now you can incorporate this easy-to-follow process into your cleaning routine to ensure the hard floors of your home are sparkling and hygienically clean. With their broad spread across the house, hard floors should be a fundamental part of your cleaning routine.

Zoflora is a deeply versatile household disinfectant and can be used across many areas, both in and out of the home. Check out more detailed step-by-step guides on cleaning car interiors, the kitchen and the bathroom.