The temperature outside is going to be increasing! Do you know how to protect your floor? Here are simple tips to maintain your floors in the heat of summer! MURFREESBORO FLOORING is committed to finding the best new floors to fit your lifestyle and to helping you maintain the flooring you have already.
Protect Tile Flooring:
When it comes to protecting the tile flooring, it’s important to clean them by sweeping or using a vacuum to remove loose dust, dirt, pet hair, and other remains. Ceramic tiles only require warm water to properly clean them. Sometimes it’s best to avoid using a sponge mop as a mop can push dirt into the grout, creating a dirtier floor. Many homeowners do not realize they may be using a cleaner that is too harsh for their tile floor. Any acidic cleaner, like vinegar, can break down sealant and subsequently the grout at the same time. This will lead to unsightly, cracked, and crumbling grout. Also, you should try to avoid placing anything too heavy on the tiled floor. Now and then objects are too heavy for the tile to handle, which can cause cracks.
Protect Hardwood Flooring:
Hardwood flooring can be cleaned by vacuuming or sweeping. It’s essential to never use harsh cleaning products on your hardwood floor to evade scratching and gouging. Take care when moving weighty objects, and be sure not to slide items across the Hardwood floor. Place soft floor protectors under stationary furniture such as sofas and chairs.
Protect Vinyl Flooring:
Vinyl flooring can be cleaned by infrequent mopping. Use a doormat to keep out dirt. Dirt and sand that is tracked in from your shoes can act like sandpaper, removing the finish from your floor. Wipe up household spills ASAP. Vinyl flooring is resilient; however, spills should still be cleaned up instantly. Keep your floors free of destructive furniture blemishes by using floor protectors. Wash your floor sparingly with a floor cleaner. Look for a neutral cleaner that does not contain harsh chemicals. We like to go with natural cleansers!
Protect Laminate Flooring:
Take proactive actions to protect laminate flooring and it will help to extend their life and keep them looking stunning for years to come. When cleaning laminate floors, it’s best to vacuum the floor using the wand attachment. You should use a damp cloth or dust mop for general cleaning. It’s important to wipe up wet areas and allow them to properly dry, as laminate flooring can be extra slippery when being cleaned. To prevent scratches on your laminate floor, you will need some felt and adhesive. If the felt is tough to find, try using small pieces of carpet or rubber. These resources work just as well to keep your flooring scratch and scuff mark free.
Spring is usually the most appropriate time to shampoo any carpets. It’s imperative to hire a professional service if you’re hesitant about proper carpet cleaning techniques. Vacuuming is also tremendously important to help remove dust, dirt, and grime that may have become trapped in your carpet’s fibers.
When you’re ready to spring clean your floors, don’t forget you can reach out to MURFREESBORO FLOORING for any questions regarding recommended cleaning products.