Effective Ways to Clean Your Floors

The floors in your Utah home can make a big difference in how it looks and feels. it's no secret that flooring can also be expensive to install or replace. Regular floor cleaning is a great way to help it last longer. Different types of floors require different cleaning methods. Following these guidelines will help you get the most out of your flooring.  

1. Carpet Cleaning Should Happen at Least Annually Carpet has long been a popular type of flooring. It is also prone to wearing out faster and getting dirty. You can minimize these concerns with frequent vacuuming. Also, at least once a year, use a carpet-cleaning machine on the floor. A quality product with brushes, shampoo and good suction will clean the fibers and pull up dirt from deep in the carpet.  

2. Keep Water Off Hardwood as Much as Possible With some floors, mopping with soap and water is essential. This isn't so with wood floors in your St. George home. Water can discolor, stain and warp the wood. You're better off dusting and sweeping the floor frequently. If you see a spill, wipe it up with a damp cloth immediately and then dry the spot.  

3. The Trick With Vinyl Vinyl flooring is similar to wood: water is a harmful foe. If water sits on vinyl too long, it can start to ruin it. However, you can use a neutral, mild product for floor cleaning on vinyl. Make sure you don't use abrasive cloths or sponges on the material.  

4. A Little Water Works on Laminate Floors  When it comes to laminate, water can be effective for cleaning. Just don't use harsh, strong chemicals in the water. A mild product with a soft mop or cloth will work well. Mixing vinegar and water can do a good job as well.  

If you need more floor cleaning tips, a professional flooring company can offer advice. You can then enjoy beautiful, long-lasting materials.

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