Cleaning your floor might sound as easy as just waiting for it to get dirty and then grabbing the vacuum, but that’s very far from the truth. How often you clean your floor and how you should clean it depends on the type of floor. We have a lot of ground to cover so let’s get right to it


Carpet is the floor that can be the most work to take care of. And it’s one of the most necessary since a clean carpet is beautiful and a dirty one is, well, hideous.

How often you clean your floor depends on how much use your floor gets. So we broke it down into rare use, light use, and heavy use. We will use this metric for all our floor types.

Rare use – vacuum once every 2 weeks, deep clean every year or maybe once every 2 years

Light use – vacuum once a week, deep clean once a year

Heavy use – vacuum 2 – 7 times per week and deep clean twice a year.


Hardwood is a little easier to abuse, but regular maintenance is still crucial for longevity. For heavy use floors, you want to sweep and vacuum daily while mopping once or twice a week. As long as you do this regularly, your floors don’t need any extra cleaning. If you find that they start looking really dirty, they might need repair or a tune-up.  

Other Floors

The good news for most other floors is that they are very similar to hardwood, you just might want to make sure you’re more gentle with the sweeping and vacuums. This goes for cork floors, Cork floors should get a more “hands and knees” deep scrubbing about once a year and should be refurbished every 5-7 years or so. Same goes for bamboo flooring.

And that’s it! Vacuum or sweep once every 2 weeks for rare use, once or twice a week for light  use and every day for heavy use. Mop once or twice a week, deep scrub every few months and refurnish every few years. Obviously, please don’t mop a carpet ;).