ARCOLA, Ill., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hardwood floor care and maintenance is important for preserving the beauty of your wood floors. Like any floor covering, real wood floors will show signs of wear over time, depending on the size and lifestyle of your family. By taking precautions like following the right maintenance program and using quality cleaning products, you can expect years of beauty from your floor. The Libman Company recently added two new products to help combat dirt, dust bunnies, spills, splatters and more on hardwood floor surfaces: the Libman®Hardwood Floor Cleaning System and the Libman®Freedom® Floor Duster.
If you have hardwood floors in your home, the following simple maintenance tips are rules to live by in order to keep them looking beautiful for years to come:
Avoid wearing cleats, sports shoes or high heels indoors as they can dent any floor surface
Mop or vacuum once or twice a week to remove dirt and sand
Get rid of water right away and remove wet spills as soon as possible
Use a slightly damp mop when mopping wood floors
Move mats and rugs frequently to avoid discoloration
If you follow these maintenance tips, your floors may stay beautiful longer and can add more value to your home over time. In fact, the National Wood Floor Association estimates that hardwood flooring can add a 20-25 percent premium to your home's value when trying to sell. Using cleaning products appropriate for hardwood floors – like the two newest additions to Libman's line-up – can also help keep them in shape longer, helping to retain their value.
The Libman®Hardwood Floor Cleaning System cleans, shines and protects hardwood floor surfaces. It's also Libman's first offering of an environmentally friendly liquid floor cleaner and all-in-one cleaning kit. The cleaning system comes with a four-piece, easy-to-assemble steel handle, a reusable cleaning pad, and a special floor cleaning liquid. The super-absorbent, microfiber pad lifts and locks away dirt for a streak-free shine, and is also machine-washable up to 50 times – helping to save money and the environment. The floor cleaning liquid is EPA-approved as "Designed for the Environment" and is safe and effective on hardwood floors.
The Libman®Freedom® Floor Duster is an extension of the company's Freedom line, which originated with the Freedom® Spray Mop in 2010. The Freedom Floor Duster provides an alternative to disposable floor dusting options, featuring a premium cleaning pad with microfiber fingers that can be washed up to 50 times, which equates to 100 disposable dusting cloths (an annual cost savings of up to $25). The microfiber fingers are designed to grab dust, dirt and pet hair, while a unique, specially designed comb that comes attached to the duster allows what you pick up to be brushed off and put into the trash between washings.
The Hardwood Floor Cleaning System (suggested retail price of $16.99) and Freedom Floor Duster (suggested retail price of $13.99) are available at mass market retail and grocery locations nationwide.
Check out The Libman Company on Facebook in May for the kick-off of the Libman "So You Think You Can Dance" Contest and Sweepstakes – running through August 17, 2012. The grand prize for the contest is $3,000 and a trip to the season nine finale of the hit show "So You Think You Can Dance®." A corresponding sweepstakes also offers a grand prize of a trip to the season nine finale in Hollywood. Beginning on May 1, go to the "So You Think You Can Dance" tab on the Libman Facebook page for details to enter: www.facebook.com/libmancompany.
About The Libman Company
The Libman Company is a family-owned company that has been making quality cleaning tools since 1896. The company manufactures products from brooms and mops to more specialized tools for kitchen and bathroom cleaning and industrial uses. Libman proudly manufactures most of their products in the United States, including the company's well-known Wonder®Mop.