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Flooring

Regardless of what type of floor covering you have, it is important to keep it clean to extend its life span

What To Do

Vinyl Flooring:

Vinyl floors require a minimum of care.  Vinyl floors should be mopped regularly.

What Not To Do

Vinyl Flooring:

Never use sharp object on your vinyl flooring, as you might cut through the vinyl.

Laminate Flooring:

Laminate floors are easy to care for.  To remove dry soil, you should use a vacuum cleaner (not the beater bar type), or a broom.  In the event of light dirtying, clean the floor with clear water and a moist, well-wrung map.  Never let water or any liquid stand, it could cause edge swelling or delamination.  You should use clean water without additives or clear water with a basic laminate cleaner.  If a laminate cleaner is used, always go by the package directions for the amount to use.  You should dry the floor with a clean, dry cloth after mopping.  If something is spilled on the floor, it should be immediately cleaned up with dry cloths.  For tough spots, such as oil, paint, markers, lipstick, or tar use a quality laminate cleaner.

Preventive Measures; felt gliders should be placed under the legs of all furniture.  You should use chair rollers with soft rollers and ones that are suitable for laminated floors.  Where there are outside doors, you should have walk off mats.

Maintain a normal indoor relative humidity level between 35% and 65% throughout the year to minimize the natural expansion and contraction of the laminate.

Use wide load bearing leg bases to minimize the chance of indentations and scratches from heavy objects.

Laminate Flooring:

Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel woo, soap based detergents, waxes, polishes or scouring powder, because they may scratch or dull the surface of the flooring.                                                                             

Do not use any type of buffing or polishing machines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Floor Tile:

To remove dry soil, you should sue a vacuum cleaner or broom.  In the event of light dirtying, clean the tile with clear water and a moist, well-wrung mop.  If a tile cleaner (without bleach) is used, follow the package directions.

 Floor Tile:

Do not use any type of buffing or polishing machines on your tile floors.

 

 Carpeting:

For long wear, carpeting should be kept clean by frequent vacuuming.  There are also several commercial cleaning processes available.  A thorough cleaning is recommended at least every 12 to 18 months.  Heavy use may necessitate more frequent cleaning.

 Carpeting:

Never place furniture on wet carpet that has recently been cleaned or shampooed.  The furniture will stain the carpet.