I'm looking for input on how often / to what extent you clean your kitchen floor --
Our kitchen door is used as our main entrance. To complicate matters, the people who lived here before us installed cream colored tile with an intricate flower inlay. So, to scrub down every tile completely, you have to use a small toothbrush to clean all the petal indentations from the tile roses -- it's really time-consuming.
I love a clean, minimalist kitchen and I clean the countertops several times/day with diluted vinegar / lemon essential oil. But, no matter how uncluttered/clean the countertops are, the kitchen floor keeps dragging the "pretty factor" of our kitchen way down. What usually happens is that the floor gets dirty enough that I throw my hands up and spend 2-3 nights (about 2 hours/night) after my son goes to bed scrubbing every tile and grout lines with a toothbrush until it shines. Looks great...until it gets dirty again, which doesn't take long at all. And then I dread dedicating 6+ hours to the same task.
There's got to be a better way -- do I just need to suck it up and mop every day so that the dirt never gets a chance to build up? Every other day? I have a floor steamer, but I've never thought that it did a good job, probably b/c of that annoying flower pattern tile. Any suggestions about a great floor mop? I'm expecting our second baby, so whatever I can do to get on top of this kitchen floor cleaning would be great.