Flooring Resources: Care & Maintenance
Useful tips and information for proper carpet, hardwood, vinyl, and tile flooring care.
Routine vacuuming will extend the life of any carpet. Use caution with the beater bar setting for looped carpets/berbers/thick shags. This could snag one of the loops and longer yarns could wrap around the bar. We also recommend only using professional carpet cleaning companies with truck mounted units. The do-it-yourself machines only cause damage and can void warranties. Do not let stains sit long and remove as much of the excess food/drink as possible before gently absorbing the rest. Always blot and never rub! Add weight/pressure after blotting to absorb the rest of the stain.
LAMINATE / VINYL FLOOR CARE
This is probably the easiest floor to maintain. Regular mopping will help keep your vinyl floor looking great. Armstrong’s “Once and Done” is a good option.
TILE FLOOR CARE
Regular mopping is fine. Steam mops are also acceptable. Cleaning the grout of your tile floor is the toughest part, but professional steam cleaners usually offer grout cleaning as well.