Floor Care and Maintenance Tips

2848388835_9779c25aed_m1Protecting your flooring investment is as important as the flooring decision itself. Here are some general hints and tips to help maintain and protect your floors.

· Use walk off mats at every entrance. Using walk off mats will keep the dirt from the outside on the mat rather than inside on your floors where they can scratch the surface.

· Use the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations. They have spent a lot of time, effort and energy coming up with the best care products for your floors. If you are not sure who manufactured your floor, leave a comment and we can give you some more general advice.

· Use floor protectors, especially on hard surface floors. These are important to prevent permanent scratching, gouging and denting.

· Do not drag furniture or other heavy items across any type of floor. It can also cause permanent damage.

· Different floors need to be cleaned with different products and with different applicators. Use the correct method for each different type floor.

9 thoughts on “Floor Care and Maintenance Tips

  1. The primary thing to do in floor care is to sweep, dust mop or vacuum floor daily to remove loose dirt and grit before it can scratch the surface of your floor. It is also a must to only use products recommended by the manufacturer. Also, humidity control is highly recommended. To reduce excessive shrinkage in the winter a humidifier is recommended while air conditioning or a dehumidifier for the summer.

  2. Just a reminder, if you’re into hardwood floors, then do not use vacuums with beater bars or hard heads while cleaning wood floors. Use any of the following products (or products similar in nature) to clean your hardwood floor: ammonia-based cleaners, acrylic finishes, wax-based products, detergents, bleach, polishes and oil soaps, abrasive cleaning soaps or acidic materials such as vinegar.

  3. I have seen on tv ads once and on the web several times a floor kit for laminate flooring. The manufactuer of this product states that all laminate flooring has an oily overspray that needs to be removed after you install it. Their product is made in the UK and only available online. I am seeing footprints from feer or shoes on my new laminate flooring. They told me I need to use their refinisher to clean the film off the floor and then use their maintenance product once a month on my floor & that their maintenance product also helps keep moisture from seeping in crack from a spill This product is only in gallon sizes and is expensive. I am skeptical but I have used a couple of products sold by Lowes, etc where they sell laminate flooring that has not helped my problem. Can you suggest anything else to try.

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  5. That is a great tip particularly to those newly renovated house. It contains precise information on floor care & maintenance . Many thanks for sharing this one. My website has a list of product for floor care equipment & cleaning solution. Feel free to write in too. A must read article!
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  6. I like that you said that we should use the manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations. If I was going to get a new floor then I would want to make sure that I have all of the necessary cleaning tools that I would need. Hiring a professional would probably be best if you are unsure about cleaning your floor.

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