Caring For Your Floors

New flooring is an investment in your home, so it’s important to care for it properly. Our trained flooring experts can help you with any questions you may have, but here are some guidelines to help care for your new floors.
Carpet
First, consult your carpet warranty as there are many different recommendations for the various performance features of each carpet. These warranties also outline requirements for professional cleaning, with most suggesting a professional carpet cleaning every 18 to 24 months. Maintain a clean carpet by regularly vacuuming.
Luxury vinyl
Luxury vinyl floors are a low maintenance flooring choice. Sweep floors weekly or as needed, and quickly wipe up any spills. Check your flooring manufacturer for an approved cleaner for mopping.
Hardwood
Keep your hardwood beautiful for years to come by consulting the manufacturer’s care and maintenance instructions. Sweep floors weekly or as needed. Use floor protectors on the feet of tables, chairs and other furniture to prevent scratches and wear. Check your flooring manufacturer for an approved cleaner for thorough cleaning.
Tile
Tile flooring is durable and easy care. Sweep floors weekly or as needed, and quickly wipe up any spills. Mop with a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution to keep tile and grout clean.

Stain Removal Guide

Here are a few general guidelines for stain removal:

  • Act Quickly! Blot liquids with a dry, white absorbent cloth or white paper towels.
  • Pretest any spot removal solution (for color transfer to the cloth or damage to the carpet) in an inconspicuous area. If a change occurs, select another solution.
  • Apply a small amount of the solution to a white cloth, and work in gently – do not rub — working from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent spreading. Allow to remain on the spill a few minutes.
  • Be patient. Blot. Continue to use the first agent as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth. Complete removal may require repeating the same step several times.
  • When the spill is completely removed, rinse the area with cold water; blot with a dry cloth until all moisture is removed. A dry, absorbent, cleaning compound may be used as a substitute to minimize drying time.
  • Thoroughly rinse the area several times with lukewarm tap water. A mist type sprayer is recommended to prevent soaking. Blot with paper towels and pat dry after each rinse. Several rinses are often necessary to thoroughly remove residues. Never use any of the solutions in concentrations stronger than those recommended.


Use the alphabetical tabs below to find remedies for a specific stain.