Glazed Ceramic Tile Care
  • Wash regularly to remove dirt and grit.  Use a mild detergent solution, or the manufacturer’s recommended product.  Always rinse thoroughly.
  • Sweep or vacuum regularly.
  • Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, as they may discolor grout.
  • Wipe spills immediately, as the grout joints may become discolored.
  • Grout may be sealed every couple of years to help prevent discoloration over time due to wear and tear.
Hardwood Floor Care
  • Dust or sweep regularly to remove dirt and grit that may damage your floor’s finish.
  • Use a floor cleaner recommend by your manufacturer, or one that is meant specifically for hardwood floors.  Never use a household dust treatment, oil soaps or furniture polish as this will dull the finish or cause the floor to become slick.  Never mop a wood floor.  Excessive amounts of water or liquid can cause your floor to swell and cup.
  • To protect your hardwood floor you’ll want to place area rugs in places that receive a high level of traffic.  Avoid rubber-backed rugs.  Instead, place a no-slip rug underlayment made especially for hard surfaces.
  • Place felt protective pads on the legs of your furniture. Replace them as they become worn.  Embedded dirt will scratch the surface of your floor.
  • Never wax a urethane floor.  A paste wax will form a sticky film allowing dirt to stick to your wood finish.
  • Have your floor refinished by a professional every few years to maintain it’s optimum appearance. 

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