How To Maintain Your Flooring

Are you tired of seeing wear and tear on your beautiful floors, despite your best efforts to maintain them? At Cover-Ups Flooring & Bath, we understand the frustration of investing in quality flooring only to see it deteriorate over time. That’s why we have provided expert advice on how to preserve and maintain your carpet, hardwood, and tile for years to come. You can keep your flooring looking new by following these tips on how to clean your floors.

Cleaning Your Carpet

Carpet floor being vacuumed.

Keeping your carpet looking fresh and clean doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Regular vacuuming is key to removing dirt and debris that can cause wear and tear. However, avoid using beater bar vacuums that can wear down your carpet fibres too quickly. Additionally, scheduling professional carpet cleanings every 18 months can help remove deep-seated dirt and stains, extending the life of your carpet and its warranty.

Preventing Scratches on Hardwood

Hand cleaning hardwood floor with cloth

Hardwood floors add warmth and elegance to any home. They are durable and with the proper care, can last a long time. Without the proper care they can become scratched and dented from everyday wear and tear. To prevent scratches, place felt pads and gliders on the bottom of furniture legs to avoid friction with the floor. Use a dust mop or vacuum to remove dust, pet hair, and debris that could scratch the floor. It’s important to also avoid vacuums with beater bars on hardwood, as they could also damage the floor surface. Use a liquid wood cleaner from your trusted flooring store for deep cleaning. Also, consider using area rugs and door mats that are urethane backed in high-traffic areas to provide an extra layer of protection. Do not use mats with rubber or PVC backings on your new floors.

Preserving Tile and Grout

Hand scrubbing tile grout.

Tile and grout can enhance the beauty of your home, but they require regular maintenance to prevent staining and grime buildup. To keep your tile and grout looking like new, use a mild detergent and a soft brush to scrub away stubborn stains. To preserve your tiles, you need to minimize moisture build up by wiping down tiles with a squeegee or microfibre cloth. This helps to keep it free from hard water build up and soap scum. It is good practice to rinse the shower with cold water after use to deter bacteria. Additionally, running an exhaust fan during and after a shower will pull out moisture to prevent mould. When renovating your bathroom ensure your grout is properly sealed and consider Schluter systems to prevent water from getting behind your tiles.

Invest in Quality Floor Cleaners and Felt Pads

Adhesive felt pads on the bottom of a chair leg.

When it comes to preserving the beauty and longevity of your floors, investing in quality cleaners is essential. Using the proper cleaner will prevent unwanted silicone accumulation that can make the floor finishes look greasy and prevents the need for harsh stripping products. Quality cleaners will bring the finish back and rejuvenate your flooring to its original glory. We also recommend purchasing high-quality felt pads, rubber covers, gliders, and floor cleaning products from your trusted, local flooring supplier. 

At Cover-Ups Flooring & Bath, we understand the importance of using the right products to maintain your flooring investment. Unlike other stores that may offer generic cleaning solutions, we source our cleaners from trusted suppliers known for their effectiveness and reliability. Our range of cleaners is specifically formulated to tackle the unique challenges of different flooring materials, ensuring optimal results without causing damage. 

Our friendly team of professionals at Cover-Ups Flooring & Bath are here to guide you through the best products and flooring for your home and lifestyle. Contact us or visit us in-store to chat about your options and discover how we can help you achieve the home of your dreams.

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