Tips on how to care for your new flooring option
18 August 2014 | Helpful tips and hints
One of the most common concerns our customers have when buying and considering new flooring options is how to properly care for their flooring.
To help you get the most out of your flooring, we’ve come up with some handy little tips to help you care for your new flooring.
Timber ﬂooring is a very stylish ﬂooring choice for your home or ofﬁce, and care should be taken to ensure that the appearance is kept in peak condition for as long as possible.
If possible, prevent dirt, sand and grit from accumulating on the surface of your ﬂoor – they will act like sandpaper and abrade the ﬁnish. Mats should be placed at all exterior exits, and the ﬂoor should be swept or vacuumed frequently.
You should avoid wet-mopping a hardwood floor, and always clean up spills as soon as possible. With water or any other cleaning agent, make sure that you thoroughly wring out your mop prior to applying it to the ﬂoor. Excess moisture that is allowed to seep into the seams between the planks may cause damage to your ﬂooring.
DO NOT polish or steam clean timber ﬂoors.
Additionally, in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and spaces where food service occurs, top-coating the ﬂoor will help prevent against moisture damage.
Cork is a very low maintenance designer solution for your ﬂooring needs. When your ﬂoor is dusty, simply sweep with a soft bristled broom or mop.
When the ﬂoor is dirty, simply wash with warm water and the manufacturer’s recommended ﬂoor care product.
General maintenance of your new vinyl ﬂooring is a breeze. After installation of your new vinyl ﬂoor, wash the surface with a mixture of warm water and the manufacturer’s recommended ﬂoor care product. Then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
When your ﬂoor is dry, simply damp mop with the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning system and use these consistently. Sweep, damp mop or vacuum your floor regularly to remove dust and grit which can scratch and mark your floor.
DO NOT use caustic ammonia, solvent based cleaners or wax polishes.
NB: Some rubber products, such as mats or chair stoppers, can cause permanent staining and should be avoided.
Your laminate floor can stand up to all sorts of treatment and is easy to clean. A broom, vacuum cleaner, or a wipe-over with a damp cloth is all that is needed to remove marks left from day-to-day wear and heavier traffic by guests, children or pets.
DO NOT polish, steam clean, or add detergent to the water when cleaning. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning liquid added to the water and a well wrung mop.