Essential floor care tips

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Do you have a great tip for removing red wine, coffee or ink stains from carpet? Or do you know a way of cleaning stubborn scuffs off laminate flooring or a technique for keeping tiles looking like new? Go online to Real Homes’ Twitter @RealHomes to share your tips and discover their best kept cleaning secrets too.* Simply use the #TipSwap hashtag to get involved.

*Submitted tips have not been tried and tested by Real Homes, so they are attempted at readers’ own risk.

In the gallery: Hygena luxury vinyl flooring collection, available in wood and tile effect finishes, is both water and scratch resistant, making it the perfect flooring for bathrooms, large families and high traffic areas of the home. It is available in oak, cream and brown, with 12 60×30.8m planks in a box (2.2176 sq m) costing from £39.99 per square metre, Homebase