Cleaning Your Flooring
(This information is given as a guide only and you must see manufacturers instrustions so not to avoid warranty).
Using steam cleaners or wet mops can cause irreparable damage to your floor. Use a damp cloth to blot up spills as soon as they happen and never allow liquids to stand on your floor. For tough spots, such as oil, paint, markers, lipstick ect.. use acetone/nail polish remover on a clean white cloth. Then wipe the area with a damp cloth to remove any residue. Sweep, dust and vacuum regularly with a hard floor attachment and periodically clean the floor with products made specifically for laminate floor care.
Real wood / Engineered Flooring
The finish of your wood flooring will determine the right products to use to clean it. Oiled finishe requires an oiled base cleaner whilst lacquered and varnished finish can be treated with a standard hardwood cleaner. This is to ensure you do not damage the finish or defect the surface of the wood. Harsh chemicals can lift the oil and dry out the wood, causing stains. Instead simply spray round with the appropriate cleaner and rub over with a dry mop or cloth.
A simple re-coating of oil is all it takes to repair scratches, dents and marks in solid and engineered oiled woods. This is easy to apply and will restore the wood back to its natural beauty. Other finishes may require more advanced re-sanding.
Vinyl floors have two enemies; dirt and chemicals.
Remove dirt before it gets ground in, and clean your vinyl using the mildest possible method. Wipe up spills as quickly as possible. T clean stubbon dirt, use a damp cloth or mop with warm water removing any excess moisture afterwards.
Don't drench your vinyl floor as water will work its way into the seams and edging which can weaken the glue holding the vinyl in place.