Hardwoods

 

Hardwood Floors

Wood is a natural flooring choice and very easy to care for.  With proper care and maintenance, your floor will last a long time.  

To ensure the warranty coverage and extend the beauty of flooring over many years, follow our recommended care and maintenance guidelines.

Download the guide here:

 Hardwood Flooring Care Maintenance Guide by Golden Triangle Flooring 

 pdfHardwood Flooring Care & Maintenance Guide

Natural Stone/Granite

 

Natural Stone & Granite

Natural stone and granite bring an organic feel into your home. With many options available, both provide a solid surface option that offer long-lasting beauty and easy care.

To ensure the warranty coverage and extend the beauty of flooring over many years, follow our recommended care and maintenance guidelines.

Download the guide here:

Natural Stone Granite Care Maintenance Guide Cover

pdfNatural Stone & Granite Care & Maintenance Guide

Porcelain & Ceramic Title

 

Sweeping

Regular seeping loosens and removes most dirt

Mats

Use doormats to keep dirt from coming into your home or business and shake them out often.  This will reduce the amount of dirt being dragged across your tile floor, and reduce the wear to the finished surface.

Mopping

Tile floors should be damp-mopped using manufacturer-recommended grout and tile cleaners.  Simple Green is a good cleanser.

Do’s:

  • Clean up spills quickly so grout won’t become stained
  • Tile is very durable; however, it is not indestructile and may crack or chip
  • Take proper precautions when moving heavy objects across tile floor
  • Cover furniture legs with protectors to guard against scratching

Don’t:

  • Use steel wool, scouring powders or other abrasives that can scratch the finish
  • Use bleach or ammonia-based cleaners (can discolor your grout if used often)

 

Carpet

 

Selection

  • Light-colored carpets will show more soila nd require more maintenance
  • Multi-colored and patterened carpets are more effective in hiding soil
  • The performance and quality is directly related to the amount and quality of its fiber

Stain Removal

Most household spills can be easily removed using the steps below. Treatment of the affected area should begin immediately upon discovery as stain removal becoms more dificult with time.

  • Use a spoon or a dull knife to remove as much solid material as possible
  • Always work from the outside of stain to the center to prevent spreading, especially with large stains.
  • Blot up liquid spills with a white towel or paper towel:

For best results, try to remove remaining stain with warm water only.  If stain cannot be removed with warm water extraction or a clean, warm, wet cloth, call a professional carpet cleaner.

If stain returns - known as “wicking”, pay special attention to blotting and removal of all moisture.

Regular Vacuuming

Good rule of thumb: One time per week for the number of people living in the house.

Vacuum high traffic areas twice a week, entire house at least once a week

Vacuuming prolongs the life of the carpet.

Cleaning Recommendations

Even with regular vacuuming, soil particles and oily dirt will cling to carpet fibers.  Foot traffic drives these particles and dirt deep into the carpet.   Mohawk requires professional hot water extraction every 18 months using cleaning porducts, equipment or systems that carry the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval.  Periodic cleaing using the hot water extraction method will refresh carpet appearance.

The most used areas will collect dirt faster than other areas.  Clean them as soon as they begin to show soil.  This will stop dirt from spreading and extned the time between professional cleanings.

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