Care & Maintenance
Here are a few guidelines to keep your floor looking great and last longer.
Vacuuming your carpet is essential to keeping a great, clean carpet. Some things to consider with your new carpet is to adjust the height on the vacuum so that it works for your specific carpet. Also some of those high powered vacuums can actually void your warranty because they cause the carpet fibers to unravel.
It is suggested to get your carpets professionally cleaned every 12-18 months. This can be done by professionals or with a cleaner rental. We suggest using a dry clean system so that there is no down time for drying where the carpet can actually collect more dust and dirt. We carry Host cleaner in our store. We have a cleaner that can be used to all of our carpet customers, free of charge. Look at this site to learn more about Host cleaners.
Click here to go to Mohawk's website for more help to take care of your new floors.
Hardwood is a natural species which can be a little sensitive. This is no problem once you learn the basics of how to properly take care of it. The object that can cause the most problems with your new wood floor is water. Water can get into the wood by a small leak, puddle, or humidity. Water will not warp your wood by simply dropping a cup of water on it, but can get ruined by a leaky dishwasher or fridge over time. Make sure to clean up messes or get leaks fixed right away and there will be no problems.
To care for your hardwood you really only need two things: a hardwood floor cleaner (we recommend Bona or Glitsa) and a flat head mop. Make sure to get a high quality mop so as not to scratch your new floor. Wet cloth on the mop with cleaner and simply spread onto floor. This should be done after sweeping to receive the best results. It is really just that simple.
For more tips and help with your wood floor go to Glitsa's website.
The biggest concern with tile floors is keeping that grout clean. To keep your tile and grout looking great, years down the road, we recommend getting a tile and grout cleaner, cleaning the floor, and then wiping up the cleaner so as not to leave a residue to attract other dirt and dust.
If your grout starts to chip it is important to get it fixed right away or else it will just keep chiping and may need a whole new re-grouting.
For more information go to Dal-Tile's website.