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The great importance of flooring care & maintenance

Floor care is one of the most important things you can do for your flooring after installation. If you are unsure about how to care for your flooring correctly, the good news is there is help. Do you need to know how to get gum out of your carpet? Is there an ink stain you're not sure how to remove? We’re here for you.

Every floor covering requires a certain amount of maintenance to look and perform as it should. Some materials require a little less care, while others, such as carpet, solid hardwood, and cork, need a little more, depending on your specific lifestyle. Here are a few specific tips for each floor covering you'll find in our showroom.

Carpet care

It's essential to vacuum carpets daily, as this is the best way to avoid the buildup of dirt and debris. Cleaning up stains and spots as soon as you see them is also important, helping to keep permanent stains to a minimum. Finally, be sure to have your carpets professionally cleaned every twelve to eighteen months.

Hardwood care

As with other flooring types, sweeping and dust mopping is essential, as is vacuuming if you use the bare floor setting. Never use wet mops or steam cleaners, and always refer to your manufacturer's guide if you aren't sure. For abuse or damage, speak with a flooring associate about the refinishing process and what it can mean for your floors.

Luxury vinyl flooring

For the best-looking luxury vinyl, sweep well at least once every week, or as necessary, and make sure you clean spills as soon as they happen. If simple cleaning doesn't work, you can use a recommended cleaning product, but never soap or detergent, as they can damage the surface of your luxury vinyl. You can also help to protect these floors with area rugs and no direct sunlight through windows.

Laminate flooring

A dust mop or vacuum works best for laminate, but a specialized laminate cleaning solution can suffice if a more in-depth cleaning is required. Refrain from cleaners that scrub or scratch, and never use polishing or wax products on these floors. Stubborn spots can also be removed as you follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

Tile flooring

With most tile, vacuuming is an excellent place to start, followed by a damp mop with a cleaner that is non-oil-based. Mopping is usually a once a week option, and you should clean spills as soon as they happen. Add area rugs for added benefit, and don't forget your grout. Special grout cleaners are available, especially for mold, mildew, and soap scum buildup.

Visit our Draper flooring store for more care advice

If you're wondering how to maintain your floor coverings in Draper, UT, feel free to contact Cost U Less Flooring at our showroom there. Serving the communities of Draper, UT, Riverton, UT, Sandy, UT, South Jordan, UT, Herriman, UT, Murray, UT, Salt Lake City, UT, West Jordan, UT, and Lehi, UT, we provide materials, services, and products to keep your floors looking and functioning perfectly.

We can even help you choose the flooring brands like Shaw and Mohawk that carry the very best warranties to ensure you get the best from your flooring. For all your flooring care needs, contact us today.