FORTVILLE, Ind., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring cleaning, the annual deep-clean event when homeowners pick up their pails and get to work, is a good time to take a closer look at your floors. Like most homeowners you probably have a combination of several types of flooring throughout your home, says Steven Eck, Chief Marketing Officer of Holloway House, a leading manufacturer of floor care products.
Holloway House offers these tips on how to clean the most common floor surfaces.
- Hardwood. According to the Wood Flooring Association, with today's advances in wood flooring stains and finishes, cleaning your wood floors has never been easier. Regular maintenance requires little more than sweeping and vacuuming. Keep dirt and grit off your floors with mats at entry points. Place felt-tipped protectors on bottoms of chair legs. Keep your pets nails trimmed. Dust mop at least once a week, more frequently if heavy soil is present. You also should clean your floors periodically with a professional wood floor cleaning product such as Quick Shine® No-Bucket Floor Cleaner.
- Carpets. Choosing a good quality vacuum and keeping the vacuum filter clean will make all the difference when tending to rugs and carpets. For spot cleaning, always try to remove the stain using water before moving on to harsher cleaning solutions, and use a blotting rather than a rubbing motion to dab at the stain. Soil retardants can be applied to new carpets or to newly cleaned carpets
- Vinyl. Typically installed in kitchens and bathrooms, vinyl flooring is easy to maintain with a quick sweep or vacuuming. In order to maintain the shine and luster of vinyl flooring try using the Quick Shine® Floor Finish.
- Ceramic. Dirt adheres easily to the surface of ceramic tile, especially styles with textured surfaces. Regular sweeping loosens and removes most dirt. A vacuum cleaner can also be used to sweep, but make sure you use one without a beater bar to avoid dulling and scratching the tiles. Vacuum cleaner attachments are great to suck up dirt along edges or in between tiles.
SOURCE Holloway House