2019: Top 5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Floors

Carpet and Flooring Cleaning

The good weather is finally here!!!

It’s at this time of year that bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned, wardrobes and the garage is reorganised and winter boots are put away.

These winter boots that have been bringing in moisture, mud and dirt all season could have caused MASSIVE damage to your carpet and flooring.

But what should I do to combat floor damage caused during the winter?

Check out our our Top 5 tips for cleaning your floor this spring!!!

This means that regardless of the type of flooring you have or how ingrained that dirt is, your home will spotless in no time!

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood Flooring in a Basement

First,

Sweep up or vacuum away any debris, dirt or small particles. This is incredibly important on Hardwood flooring as you need to avoid scratches.

NEVER use any sort of abrasive cleaning product on a hardwood floor. These will cause scratches and could even gouge our channels in your flooring. This invites moisture into the boards and may cause warping!

If you need something stronger to remove stains and mud, check with the manufacturer of your flooring to find a recommended cleaner.

Alternatively, you can call us to arrange new anti-damage flooring!

Tile Flooring

Tiles are incredibly robust.

Because of this, all they need in most cases is;

  1. The top layer of dirt begins vacuumed or sweeped and,
  2. Warm water applied to remove set debris.

IF, you find this doesn’t work, DON’T be tempted to use a mop as this can often scratch the tile or work dirt deeper into the grout. INSTEAD, use a manufacturer recommended cleaner or give us a call on 0161 746 8844 to see how we can help!


To get three more tips on cleaning vinyl, laminate and carpet flooring, read below


Vinyl Flooring

Manchester Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring can be cleaned by occasional mopping. It is recommended to find a manufacturer’s recommended cleaner to remove dirt built up. A few capfuls of clear, non-sudsy ammonia and water is a safe cleaning solution that you can use when spring cleaning vinyl flooring.

Laminate Flooring

laminate flooring
A Wide Variety of Laminate Flooring

When cleaning laminate floors, it’s best to vacuum the floor using the wand attachment. Use a dust mop or damp cloth for general cleaning. It’s important to wipe up wet areas an allow them to properly dry, as laminate flooring can be extra slippery when being cleaned. If winter has left traces of salt on your floor, use a damp cloth to wipe the stain off.

Carpet

The Functional Benefits of Using Carpets
White Carpet

Spring is often the best time to shampoo your carpets. It’s important to hire a professional service if you’re unsure of proper carpet cleaning techniques. Vacuuming is also extremely important to help remove 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 Flooring America for any questions regarding recommended cleaning products.

Author: Flooring America

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