Best Floor Cleaning Techniques

Laminate:

It is best to keep water off of your laminate.  Vacuum and sweep the floor. Then use a dry mop (Swiffer style mop) to lightly mist the floor and wipe it down to remove dust and never use any polish, wax, or mop and glow on your laminate floor. It will create a film and leave a residue that you wont be able to get off and it can possibly even damage the look of the material. We recommend that you use Bona Laminate and Tile Cleaner.   or any certified laminate flooring cleaner.

 

Hardwood:

Engineered  Hardwood floors use a urethane, or polyurethane top coat. First, sweep or vacumm the floor to remove any dirt and small rocks etc.  You can then  clean it with any certified hardwood flooring cleaner such as Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner,  or you can use a mix of pH-neutral soap with water in a spray bottle and mist and dry mop. Avoid getting large amounts of water on the floor as this can damage it. Also do not use acidic vinegar solutions, which can dull the wood floors finish. use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe up any excess water. Depending on the amount of traffic the floor receives, clean once a week or once a month.

 

Sheet vinyl / Vinyl Plank / WPC's: 

You can wet mop, dry mop, or even steam clean vinyl flooring. For cleaner you can use vinegar and water, or Ammonia and water, or a recommended Vinyl Floor Cleaner. For more information please see Mannington's Vinyl Sheet Care and Maintenance 

 

Carpet:

We recommend that you vacuum your carpet as many times a week as you have people living in the home. For example if you have a house hold of Five, you should vacuum your carpet four or five times in a seven day week. This will help keep dust and dirt out of your carpet and keep it looking good. For more information please see Mohawks Carpet Care and Maintenance Guide. 

 

Ceramic or Porcelain Tile: 

Steam, wet mop, dry mop, and sweep. 

How To Pick Flooring That Is Right For YOU?

Well it all depends on what your needs are. There are A few short questions you can ask your self in order to find the flooring that will perform the best and cover all your needs: 

1.How much use or traffic are you going to have with your new floor? 

2.Do you have any Pets? 

3.Whats your budget? 

4. Does the flooring need to be waterproof? 

5. Are you repainting, decorating, or getting new furniture as well as flooring? Or will you be matching your flooring to existing paint and furniture? 

6. Lastly, how long are you planning to stay in your current home? If your not sure you will be there for more then four or five years you may want to go with something more price affective and not want to invest a ton of cash in your new flooring. 

These questions will help narrow down what type of floor you will be looking for and allow us to find the best flooring fit for you.