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A Guide to Homemade DIY Cleaning Products

When it comes to interior finishes, the Paradigm Design Team has carefully selected a collection of great quality materials that are stylish and durable. When it comes to the longevity and integrity of those interior finishes, DIY cleaning solutions are often the best as most store bought products contain chemicals that could compromise materials over time. Check out our list of DIY cleaning solutions that are eco-friendly, cost effective and super easy to make!

Caesarstone Noble Grey  - Charcoal III Package

Caesarstone Noble Grey – Charcoal III Package

 

 

 

1) Polished Quartz Countertops

The beauty of natural stone with the durability of a man-made product – it doesn’t get much better than quartz!

Benefits:
• Non-porous (no resealing required & won’t collect bacteria)
• Stain resistant
• Heat resistant
• Easy to clean

DIY Cleaner
• 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol
• 3/4 cup water
• 3 squirts of dish soap
• 10 drops of essential oils, if you please
Shake, spray, wait and wipe – disinfects, doesn’t harm the stone, and smells good too!

Shaw Uptown Michigan Ave - Charcoal II Package

Shaw Uptown Michigan Ave – Charcoal II Package

 

 

 

2) Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

The visual effect and warmth of hardwood but much easier to maintain – vinyl plank flooring is the new go-to flooring material!

Benefits:
• Withstands heavy foot traffic
• Comfortable and warm on the feet
• Reduces noise
• Scratch resistant & ultra durable
• Easy to clean (most spills can be cleaned up with water!)

DIY Cleaner
Once a week:
Vacuum & Mop with cleaning solution:
• 1 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1 gallon hot water
• For extra cleaning power add a few drops of dish soap to the solution

Centura Campo Strand – Espresso II Package

Centura Campo Strand – Espresso II Package

 

 

 

3) Sleek Porcelain Tile

Large format textural porcelain tile creates a beautiful spa-like feeling in bathroom applications!

Benefits:
• Durable & tough
• Water resistant
• Stain & scratch resistant
• Low maintenance & easy to clean
• No polishing, waxing or sealing required

DIY Cleaner
• ¼ White Vinegar
• 2 gallons of water
Grout Cleaning Solution:
• ½ cup baking soda
• ¼ cup vinegar
Mix and apply with toothbrush. Leave for 5 minutes, then wash off with warm water.

KitchenCraft Thermofoil Textured Shale  – Paradigm Package

KitchenCraft Thermofoil Textured Shale – Paradigm Package

 

 

 

4) Trendsetting Thermofoil Cabinets

Versatile, textural, sleek & trend-setting, thermofoil cabinetry is a stylish alternative to real wood!

Benefits:
• Ultra smooth finish
• Chip resistant
• Stain resistant
• Low maintenance (no protective coatings required)
• Easily wiped down

DIY Cleaner
• Water
• Non-detergent soap

ASH III Package

ASH III Package

 

 

 

5) All-Purpose Recipe

For all other surfaces, a simple all-purpose cleaner will do the trick!

DIY Cleaner
All-purpose recipe (safe for any surface):
• 100 parts water
• 1 part white vinegar
• 10 drops of essential oil (i.e. tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint)