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Floor Maintenance Tips

To keep your floor shiny and always looking like new, you´ll have to make sure you take proper care of it.

We have listed some easy floor maintenance tips that will keep your floor looking good.

  • Sweep or vacuum regularly so abrasive dirt won´t scratch the finish.
  • Put mats outside and inside entrances. This will prevent the build up of dirt on the floor. Also put mats in front of the kitchen sink to protect the floor from liquids, detergents and food residues.
  • Attach felt pads to the feet of all furniture to make it easier to move and prevent scratches.
  • Protect the floor when moving furniture, using a mat turned upside down place furniture on top and slide it.

Depending on the type of floor:

Wood Floor
Dry mopping is fine for a quick dusting, but it will eventually grind the dir to the surface of the floor. It´s recommended to use designed cleaning products for your type of floor.

Never use any cleaner that requires you to introduce water to hardwood floors, even if sealed, since water will seep into the planks and can cause serious damage.

Hardwood and Laminate Floors
These floors are susceptible to abrasion, are easily dented and can be damaged by moisture or incorrect cleaning methods. Dry mop or vacuum your hardwood or laminate floor, then clean it with special designated products. Watch out for high heels.

Vinyl Floor
To care for vinyl and linoleum, sweep, vacuum, or dust-mop daily to remove surface grit. With a proper routine maintenance, the floor will keep looking good since it educes the number of times of heavy-duty cleaning. Restore the high gloss of vinyl floors using shinekeeper products, but it will depend on the use of the floor, traffic to keep it looking like new.

Ceramic Tile Floors
Keep ceramic tile floors looking their best with daily sweeping or vacuuming to remove surface grit. If using a vacuum, set the beater bar to the off position to vacuum. Every week or so, damp-mop with a solution of 2 tablespoons liquid dishwashing detergent to 1 gallon of warm water. Use a cleaning toothbrush to scrub stained or dirty grout. Rinse with clear water. Buff the tile with a clean, dry towel to remove any water spots. Never apply wax to ceramic tile floors; it can be difficult to remove, can cause slip-and-fall injuries and may interfere with resealing grout.