Hard Surface Care Tips

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

How to Clean No-Wax Vinyl Floors

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How to Clean No-Wax Vinyl Floors

General Rules of Cleaning No-Wax Vinyl Floors When your no-wax vinyl floor needs cleaning, wash with a cleaner made specifically for no-wax vinyl floors. If you have older vinyl floors that requires waxing, clean it with a warm water and detergent. Dampen a mop or sponge with the mixture and rub the floor just enough to loosen the dirt. Try not to rub off the wax because you’ll just have to reapply it. Rinse with clean,cool water-no matter what the label says about not needing to rinse- otherwise you’ll leave a residue. “No-Wax” really means “Don’t Wax” Protecting the Sheen of No-Wax Vinyl Floors No-wax vinyl has a clear polyurethane coating that makes it shine. Wax won’t adhere to the coating and you’ll leave behind a mess that won’t strip off. (Don’t use mop and wax products either) If your no-wax floor looses it’s shine restore it with a polish or sealant made for no-wax flooring. Make sure the floor is thoroughly clean and apply one to two thin layers as directed. It should keep your floor shining for at least a year with routine damp mopping. If you have an older floor that requires waxing, wax wax when it looses its sheen, but use only the amount called for on the container label. Are your floors still looking dull and dirty? Contact us today and we’ll recommend the best way to restore your floors to the original sheen and...

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Daily Maintenance of Wood Floors

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Daily Maintenance of Wood Floors

Wood floor coverings require dust mopping routine on a daily basis. In some situations multiple repetitions of the dry service procedure will be necessary. Keeping the dry particles under control is very important because of the floors water sensitivity. Dust mopping or vacuuming are the most important aspect of maintaining a wood floor. Protect the Finish Wipe up spills immediately to avoid penetration into the finish, seal or wood. Rinse the area with a damp cloth if necessary and towel dry. Damp mopping with a neutral cleaner is an accepted practice on most surface finishes, but not recommended for penetrating sealers or paste wax. Not sure of which cleaner to use? We have a number of professional grade cleaners in our shop and can recommend the best for your floor and traffic. There are some basic rules to remember when you have to mop a wood floor. Never saturate a wood floor with water, as even a protected floor can absorb moisture through small fibers that extend through the coatings. As a general rule of thumb you should use as little water as possible to maintain your wood floors. Wet mopping is not recommended for most wood floor coverings. It is better to spray-mist a cloth and wipe the soiled area; follow this with a dry towel to remove all moisture. The environment and traffic will dictate the frequency of damp mopping, in light traffic areas you may be able to go months without damp mopping. Have questions about how to care for your wood floors? Drop us a note on our Facebook page or give us a...

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Professional Stone Rejuvenation

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Professional Stone Rejuvenation

Has your hard surface been sealed by the installer? If you are unsure give Gatesway Cleaning & Restoration a call so we can seal your granite or marble surface and recommend a professional stone rejuvenation product for your weekly cleaning. Gatesway Cleaning & Restoration is your solution for cleaning and restoration of your hard surfaces like wood, granit, marble, porcelain, and more. Call us today (814) 726-2730 for our best deal on your cleaning...

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