tile:
  • Seal your grout. It is just colored cement and stains easily.
  • Keep and store extra trim & field pieces.
  • Use Coco/Coir mats at outside entryways.
  • Use area rugs without rubber backings.
  • Apply FELT pads under table & chair legs and replace every six months. 
  • Sweep daily. Mop as needed, with hot bleach water. Rinse with clean water.
  • Never use vinegar and water to clean grout.
Hardwood:
  • Do not clean newly applied polyurethane, or put down area rugs for 30 days.     It takes about a month for polyurethane to cure 100%.
  • Only use BONA hardwood flooring 'cleaner' on site-finished hardwoods.
  • Only use BRUCE DURALUSTER cleaner on Bruce prefinished hardwoods.
  • NEVER use Murphy's Oil Soap, Pledge or similar products.
  • Use Coco/Coir mats at outside entryways.
  • Use area rugs without rubber backings.
  • NEVER mop your hardwood floors with water. 
  • Sweep or 'dry' dust mop floors often and entryway areas daily.
  • Keep high heels off of hardwood floors.
  • Apply FELT pads under table & chair legs and replace every six months.


These tips will floor you

So, you've just had your new carpet, tile or hardwood flooring installed or refinished. here's how to keep them looking new . . .
Carpet:
  • Vacuum often and vacuum in different directions each time. This will double the life of your carpet without any extra work! 
  • Carpet is a textile, and as such, it needs cleaning every year or two. Hire a pro.
  • Never use 'Resolve'. It could 'set' the stain. Try 'Spot Shot' or make a non-bleach laundry detergent and water paste. Always blot, never rub. Rinse with clean water.
  • U.V. rays can discolor carpet. Lowering blinds, moving area rugs and furniture seasonally, will do wonders.