We take our jobs seriously at Morris Flooring. In doing so, it’s important for us to remember that a hardwood floor is not just an investment for our clients, but it’s an investment for us…in integrity and trust.
We want your floor to be maintained and to last, and you can trust that the care and maintenance tips we give are coming from a professional standpoint.
As a refresher, here are some quick tips taken from our care and maintenance page to help you keep your brand new hardwood floor in top shape!
There are a number of ways to keep your carpet in tip-top shape, and it starts with something very obvious…vacuuming!
Vacuuming often will pull soil, dirt and debris from the pile. When these elements build up, they can erode the carpet. If you really want to take your carpet maintenance to the extreme, hire a professional service to clean it every 12-18 months (depending on how much traffic the carpet sees).
Stay away from using household dusting or cleaning products on your hardwood floors. They can cause permanent damage! It’s also best to avoid water (which means no mopping!), ammonia, and wax (if the floor has a urethane or glossy finish). It’s also good to avoid allowing the hardwood floor to be exposed to direct sunlight.
If you’re looking for a cleaner, get one that is specifically for hardwood floors.
With inlay flooring, you will want to use a soft bristle broom or a vacuum with a soft floor attachment. Avoid using sheet vinyl or tile care products, and water on an inlay floor.
On occasion, you can clean the wood using a wood floor product on top of a soft broom or vacuum.
We’ve talked a bit about laminate flooring before, and how resilient it can be. The simple solution to maintaining involves using either a vacuum or broom to remove debris from the surface.
If you have a heavier stain, there a floor cleaners made specifically for laminate flooring that can help.
Also as mentioned before on the care and maintenance page:
Don’t use any of the following products on your laminate floors: ammonia based cleaners, acrylic finishes, wax based products, detergents, bleach, polishes and oil soaps, or abrasive cleaning soaps.
Don’t allow water to stand on your floor for any length of time.
Vinyl is a bit different than the rest when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. Wipe up spills as often as possible, use a ceramic floor cleaner to clean the vinyl flooring (extra-strength floor stripper for heavier cleaning) and use a floor finish to get back that shine.
Once again, with vinyl flooring you want to avoid using any kind of abrasive tools or cleaners to clean it.