Keep Your Home’s Flooring Clean
Make the most of your flooring contractor’s installation of brand-new floors by giving them regular care and upkeep. Here are some cleaning and care hints for various types of flooring:
Wood Floor Cleaner Maintenance
For daily maintenance, sweeping or cleaning with a dusting cloth is sufficient. When more thorough cleaning is required, use a product designed specifically for hardwood floors, but be careful not to use too much because liquids of any kind used in excess might harm your floor. You can use a water-based floor polish that is designed not to produce waxy buildups or emit dangerous pollutants to polish the floor a few times per year. Use of water and vinegar solutions, steam cleaners, or soap-based cleaning might degrade the sheen.
Cleaning Ceramic or Porcelain Tiles
These tile floors can withstand a lot, but if they are in the kitchen or bathroom, they will probably need to be cleaned frequently. Clean up spills as soon as they occur, but always make sure any cleaning agents are suitable for the tile in your home by testing them first in a small, discrete area. To guarantee that any cleaning solution that might be left behind is removed, vacuum or sweep the area before wet cleaning, then rinse with clear water after cleaning. Use only cleaning solutions that are approved for sealed grout joints. Grout should have been sealed soon after your floor was laid.
Cleaning Natural Stone Tile
Since most stone tile is porous, you need take different care of it than you would ceramic tile. Natural stone should be dusted or vacuumed to remove any abrasive particles before using a cleaning solution because dirt can actually harm the stone. Avoid using water-vinegar solutions at all costs; they are acidic enough to harm stone, just like with hardwood. The greatest cleaners are neutral and ought to be made especially for the kind of stone you have.
Care for Vinyl
Vinyl is simple to maintain in good condition. To keep dirt from being ground in, sweep it frequently. Although special cleaners for no-wax flooring are not required (earlier vinyl flooring required waxing), they won’t leave behind any residue. However, be careful not to use too much water as it might seep into seams and edges and weaken the glue connection holding your floor in place.
Care for Laminate Floors
Laminate may have appealed to you because of its longevity and ease of maintenance, but it will require ongoing care. Normal spills should be cleaned up with a damp cloth, and the hard floor attachment on your vacuum should be used to sweep or vacuum the floor. Wet mopping or washing laminate with water, oil-based detergent, or any other liquid could cause warping, delamination, or even the voiding of the guarantee provided by the manufacturer. There are many cleaning agents available that are specifically designed for laminates.
Cleaning Bamboo Care
Despite having moisture-resistant qualities, bamboo shouldn’t be cleaned with water because too much moisture may dull the sheen. Never use wax-based products, bleach, abrasive cleaners, ammonia, or vinegar to clean spills; instead, use a dry mop or towel. You may deep-clean your new bamboo floors with specially prepared products, just like with the majority of flooring kinds.
Maintenance for Carpets
Vacuum your new carpet at least once a week, more regularly if you have pets or are in a high-traffic area. Most stains should be removed with a basic dishwashing detergent solution in water, but for particularly tough stains, a steam cleaner or wet vacuum may be required. For the duration of the guarantee, find out from the manufacturer how frequently a professional steam cleaning is necessary; it can be every 18 to 24 months. Contact us now to learn more.