Care and Maintenance

Carpet
Carpet manufacturers recommend weekly vacuuming and professional hot water extraction every 12 to 18 months. Referencing your carpet manufacturer’s warranty information will make sure the warranties they offer stay in effect. For hot water extraction, select a reputable cleaning company that uses truck-mounted equipment. We are happy to offer recommendations if you would like a referral.

The correct spot cleaning method is determined by the material that is affected by the spill. Contact us and we can help you determine the best methods for cleaning. Highly absorbent white towels or paper towels are always good items to have on hand.
Low white carpet
Living room with dark hardwood floor and geometric area rug
Hardwood
Today’s wood flooring finishes are extremely durable. Normal dry sweeping to remove any abrasive sand and grit will keep your floors looking new for many years. The use of floor defenders on the bottoms of chairs and heavy furniture will also help to ensure long-term beauty. We recommend the use of Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner when you need to refresh your floors. Use caution and avoid excess moisture when cleaning your floor since repeated use will raise the grain of the wood.

Whenever possible, refer to the recommended cleaning procedure of the manufacturer of your wood flooring. Contact us and we can provide you with the information.
Laminate
Laminate flooring is best cleaned with normal dry sweeping to remove any abrasive sand and grit. Extreme caution should be taken when damp mopping, because excess water can damage your laminate. We recommend the use of Bona® Laminate Floor Cleaner when your laminate floors need refreshing. The use of floor defenders on the bottoms of chairs and heavy furniture is also recommended for protecting your laminate. We are always willing to provide additional maintenance information if needed.
Modern kitchen with grey laminate floor
Shower with natural stone wall tile
Ceramic & Porcelain Tile
Using a neutral pH cleaner in warm water will keep your tile clean without leaving residue behind. Use that same solution for scrubbing grout lines with a nylon scrub brush. Changing your cleaning water often will keep from spreading the dirt around. Contact us and we can assist you with that information.
Cork
Cork flooring is known for its durability. Normal dry sweeping and the use of floor defenders on heavy furniture will keep your floors looking beautiful for longer. We recommend Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner as a non-toxic and environmentally responsible way to refresh cork flooring. Whenever possible, refer to the recommended cleaning procedure of the specific manufacturer. We have this information readily available if needed.
Loft with cork floor
Sitting room with grey linoleum
Sheet Vinyl
Sheet vinyl flooring can be cleaned using a no-rinse floor cleaner such as Armstrong Once ‘n Done. It is also recommended that floor defenders are added to heavy furniture. The manufacturer of your vinyl flooring can recommended additional care procedures, and our team is able to further assist with suggestions if needed.
Luxury Vinyl Planks
Frequent dry sweeping is the best cleaning method for luxury vinyl planks. Damp mopping is also common, but it is important to use a neutral pH cleaner. The longevity of your flooring can be extended by adding floor defenders to larger furniture and chairs. Whenever possible, cite the maintenance and cleaning procedures recommended by the manufacturer. This information can be provided by our staff.
Dining room with wood look vinyl plank floor