Hard Surface Care Tips

Cleaning and Care Tips for your Wood, Granite, Tile and More

MAINTENANCE OF FINISHED WOOD FLOORS

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MAINTENANCE OF FINISHED WOOD FLOORS

You work hard to ensure your hardwood floors look their best,  but over time ,  the finish is slowly removed by the friction of daily foot traffic ,  If you do not take the necessary steps to proprely maintain them ,  eventually bare wood will be exsposed and could lead to a necessary refinish or permanent damage,  which resuls in replacement of your hardwood floors. That is why regular maintenance is so important.  Now your floors can be Deep Cleaned to remove that ground – in- dirt and contaminants on your hardwood floors with the new Bona Deep Clean System . It is simple there is no need To vacate your home Cleans 500 square feet in under 1 hour Furniture can be replaced immediately or cleaned around Safe no harsh chemicals Made specifically for hardwood floors Affordable Keeps floors looking there best  ...

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MAINTAINING WOOD FLOORS

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MAINTAINING WOOD FLOORS

In order for you to keep your Hardwood floors looking beautiful you need to follow these important steps.   1.  Always use a canister vacuum to sweep your floors or a soft broom ,  try not to use an upright vacuum cleaner with a beater bar .   2.  Keep your pets toenails trimmed so they don’t scratch your floor .   3.  Always use walk off mats at entrances and in front off your sink .   4.  Make sure you use a good wood floor cleaner and not water on your floor .   Eventually your floors will need to be deep cleaned and refurbished...

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Tile and Grout

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Tile and Grout

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Stripping and waxing of vinyl composition tile

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Stripping and waxing of vinyl composition tile

The stripping and waxing process is used on Vinyl composition tile ( VCT )  which is found in most commercial business’s .  Vinyl tiles are typically waxed and buffed using special stripping products and cleaning agents along with floor machines . All older tile floors should have a good quality Sealer applied to the floor before wax is applied .  A Sealer will help the wax bond better to the floor and make the finish last longer if it is properly...

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Ceramic Tile – Routine Care

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Ceramic Tile – Routine Care

Contaminants and Spills on Glazed Ceramic Tile are, generally easy to clean. Glazed Tile Products should be cleaned routinely with an all- purpose, low VOC household or commercial cleaner. The product should also be Grout joint cleaning compatible. The entire area should be cleaned and scrubbed with cleaner solution through the use of a cotton mop, cloth, sponge or non metallic brush. The entire area should be rinsed with clean water to remove any cleaning solution residue. Remember that you should sweep or vacuum floor areas prior to cleaning to remove dust or debris, Cleaners should never contain hazardous or polluting products including, but not limited to acids or ammonia. Acids can damage grout, and ammonia can discolor...

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Natural Stone – Routine Care

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Natural Stone – Routine Care

Natural Stone requires a different maintenance routine than traditional, man – made ceramic tile. Many of the cleaners acceptable for use on ceramic tile can stain, damage or dull stone. Dirt and dust will scratch the surface of the stone. Therefore, stone floors should be vacuumed or dust mopped frequently to remove abrasive agents from the stone surface. Natural stone should be cleaned with neutral cleaners. Stone cleaners should never contain acid or bleach. Acids, even a light solution of vinegar and water, will etch and eventually damage natural...

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