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Taking Care Of Your Flooring

Looking after the flooring around your home is just as important as looking after many other aspects of your property. The more you take care of it and make sure that everything is in order, the longer it will last and the less money you’ll have to spend. Here is a quick guide to help you look after your flooring no matter which type of floor you have in your house.  

Wooden floors 

If you notice any marks or blemishes on your beautiful wooden floors, there are certain steps you can take in order to remove them and bring the flooring back to life. You’ll need to use fine sandpaper, taking good care not to rub too hard and permanently damage the wood. Too much could also mean that the wooden flooring changes colour, creating odd patches. After sanding, wipe any dust that could become trapped and stuck in the tiny crevices. The final step involves using a finishing coat, such as polyurethane designed for hardwood flooring, which will give it a beautiful shine and make it look like the damage was never there. Sometimes it might be necessary to have concrete resurfacing underneath the wooden floors – you can do this if you are getting new flooring or renovating your home.  

Carpets 

Carpets can be great in the bedroom and the living room, but if you spill something on them, they could be permanently damaged (depending on what you’ve spilled!). The best way to look after your carpets is to hoover them on a regular basis and hire a professional carpet cleaning company once a year for a good deep clean. If you spill anything, clear it up straight away even if it’s just water. Never rub liquid spillages into the carpet as this won’t lift them out – it will rub them in instead. You can always dilute a spillage by using water. For dark stains and burns on the carpet, it is sometimes possible to cut a small amount from the carpet in order to remove the stain – nobody will ever notice! 

Tile floors 

Tiles are among the easiest type of flooring to care for, so they are very low maintenance and don’t require much work to be done. You can use a hoover if you like and it won’t do any damage, but you can also use a brush and sweep up any dust and debris which may be on the floor. For areas like the kitchen where you may have tile flooring, this will likely require cleaning more often than tile flooring in another area, since you’ll be using the kitchen often and people are likely to spill food and drinks in there. You should mop the kitchen floor using a damp mop once or twice per week. This will help to prevent any damage occurring to the floor and will help you to keep it in great condition and looking as fabulous as it did when you first had the flooring installed.  

 

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