Your beautiful new floor has completely transformed the appearance of your home. The trick now is to keep it looking as good as it did the day it was installed! Let’s face it; your floors are an investment, and caring for your floors is as important as caring for any other investment. It pays in the long term.
Proper floor maintenance will be dictated by the type of flooring you have. Carpet, timber, laminate, hybrid vinyl and vinyl – all require a different approach to cleaning, care, and maintenance.
Floor maintenance involves both regular maintenance practices and preventative care. The basics of this include:
Never use abrasive cleaners, scourers, scouring powders, or steam mops on your floor
Carpet: vacuum carpets at least twice weekly to remove grit and surface litter. You need to focus particularly around doorways and skirting boards as these are where insects first move in. Have a professional steam clean EVERY TWO YEARS not annually as this destroys the carpet fibres.
Timber: sweep or vacuum (bristles down) frequently, and soak up spills quickly as they occur. Mop with a slightly damp mop.
Laminate and Vinyl: laminate floors have a sealed surface which minimises allergies. They can be cleaned with a microfibre mop. Clean laminate slightly damp or dry, but not wet. Use a specialised cleaning product.
Caring for floors also depends on the type of floor you have.
Knowing the right steps for cleaning floors is crucial to getting the best from them. If you’re thinking of updating your floors or need advice on caring for your floors, please don’t hesitate to visit us in our showroom at 73-79 Wises Rd, Maroochydore. We have loads of great options to suit your home and your lifestyle, and we know exactly how your floors can best be maintained and cared for. You can also contact us online or call us for more information on (07) 5443 1295.