Product Type: Cif Household Cleaning
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Cif Liquid Floor Cleaner Wild Orchid
Member Name: angelboouk
Cif Liquid Floor Cleaner Wild Orchid
Advantages: appearance, easy to store, scent, leaves my floors clean and fresh
Cif is part of the Unilever company and offers a huge range of cleaning products for the home. When it comes to buying cleaning products, I often buy what is on offer or products that I have been recommended to me. I often buy Cif products when they are on offer. When looking for a liquid floor cleaner I had a few options available in the Cif range but opted for 'Wild Orchid Floor Cleaner'. Other scents are available.
This floor cleaner is marketed as being perfect for removing light grease and tough dirt. It is suitable for use on most surfaces including laminate floor, linoleum, ceramic, vinyl and varnished wood surfaces. It can also be used on any other washable surface. This product promises to leave surfaces clean and with a 'brilliant shine'. Surfaces should be left residue free with no need to rinse (except when using on lino or washable surfaces). There is also the promise of a fresh fragrance with this floor cleaner.
This product can be used neat by applying to a wet sponge and cleaning the surfaces. In this instance, surfaces must be rinsed afterwards. It is mainly suited to being diluted and the recommendation is 3 capfuls per 5litres of water. It is important to store this product out of reach of children and pets and care should be taken when using it.
This floor cleaner is presented in a tall, slim bottle which is made of clear, durable plastic. The bottle has an intergrated handle for easy pouring and has a simply plastic cap (no child safety cap). The liquid itself is a transparent pink colour which stands out on the shelves of the supermarket on in the cleaning cupboard. The bottle can be recycled once empty.
~Price and Availability~
Wild Orchid Floor Cleaner is available in a 1litre size. It can be purchased from supermarkets and stores including Wilkos. Asda and Tesco currently offer it at £2.35. It is currently on offer in Wilkos priced at £1.50.
I chose this particular floor cleaner as it was on offer at the time and the pink liquid appealed to my girly side. As I do most of the household cleaning, I can indulge in a little girly looking products without my fiance moaning. Once he starts cleaning the floors and the loo (yes I buy the pink Bloo and the pink cistern tabs) he can complain about my choice of pink coloured products! I bought my 1l bottle from Wilkos back in October I believe but I am just about to run out so will need to make another purchase whilst it is still on offer.
The bottle is very easy to store as it so slim in design. In our home we only have carpets in two rooms (the living room and our sons bedroom) so the rest of the flooring consists of laminate, lino and a wet floor type flooring in the bathroom. I find that this floor cleaner is suitable for all of these types of flooring which means I don't need to purchase different products. It is very much a multipurpose product.
I'm not sure how often others clean their floors but I find sweeping it daily and washing them once or occasionally twice a week is most than sufficient for most of my floors but I do tend to wash the kitchen floor up to three times a week and more often if spills occur. It isn't specified if this liquid should be added to hot or cold water but I normally just pour a few capfuls into my bucket and fill it up with warm water. A nice layer of bubbles form on the surface of the water.
This floor cleaner has a lovely scent and this is evident as the water mixes with the liquid inside the bucket. It is a fresh, light floral scent with a soapy hint. To me it smells incredibly clean and not too chemical like which I appreciate. It smells much more natural than the Asda apple floor cleaner I had used previously. The scent isn't overpowering at all but it does linger on my floors for a short while and leaves my home smelling generally clean and fresh which I appreciate. It is much nicer than an overpowering bleach aroma in my opinion.
This floor cleaner is very effective. I don't normally allow my floors to become really bad and dirty to be fair but my hallway is often subject to muddy footprints from my sons wellies or fiances work boots/football trainers. Spillages are common in my kitchen and sometimes leakages from bin bags etc. I usually sweep my floors first and ensure they are clear. I always wash my floors when my son is at nursery to ensure he doesn't slip. I'm very clumsy and once forgot that I had washed the hall floor. I ran to answer the door, slipped and gave my self a sore one.
I did have the misfortune of having to clean up after workmen last week. I was having new windows put in every room and despite putting heavy duty dust sheets down, my flooring was absolutely covered in dust and footprints. I managed to sweep most of it up but had to give my floors an extra good clean. Cif didn't disappoint and the mess was cleared in next to know time.
Used in conjuction with my mop. all visible marks are removed from my flooring and any dirt is transfered into the water in the bucket rather than moved around from room to room. It is amazing how much dirt actually comes off my floors sometimes despite them not lookingt so dirty! I find that I am able to do all of my floors very quickly and without much effort on my part. The liquid is strong enough to release any muddy marks or spillage stains and my floors are left visibly shiny. The floors take a short while to full dry and no residue or uneven marks are evident - just clean, shiny and pleasant smelling flooring.
A 1l bottle is very long lasting and great value for money considering how well it performs. My floors are left looking fresh and clean but of course aren't resistent of further muddy marks (if only!). I don't feel the need to use this product for any other cleaning activities except for floor cleaning as I would rather use a spray of some kind on my bathroom surfaces. I can highly recommend this floor cleaner.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a lightly fragranced floor cleaner from Cif
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