There is often a variety of flooring in a home and each type comes with its own cleaning challenges. Take a walk through your home and pay attention to what surfaces are below your toes. Carpet is probably the most common flooring option, but there is also hardwood flooring, stone, marble, tile, and area rugs. While you could get away with simply vacuuming the carpet and rugs and using a standard floor cleaner for tile, stone, and marble, the materials and life of the floor may fade and deteriorate over time. Learn more about how to clean each surface and, because no one has time to clean each flooring material with unique products, hire a professional at Steam Master Cleaning.
There may be tile in your kitchen, entryway, or bathrooms and if it’s been around for a while, the fading color and shine might not be too noticeable. But over time, the tile and the grout becomes dirty with stains and possibly even mildew that is stuck in the grout. Tile restoration is important to keep the material strong and durable, saving you money on a replacement. Keep in mind that there are different varieties of tile as well as grout and each type may need to be cleaned with certain products and we will treat your floors with care.
Stone and marble are both beautiful and natural materials that make a home feel cool and classy. It’s essential when cleaning these types of floors that great care and attention is taken to protect the material. Common household products such as lemon and vinegar are great for getting stains out of carpet, these liquids have acids in them that could cause damage to the surface of the stone. Also, avoid using abrasive cleaning materials such as scrub pads that will scratch the stone or marble and make it easier for dirt to get inside and harm the stone. Steam Master Cleaning will always treat your stone and marble flooring as if it were our own.
Cleaning hardwood floors might seem like a simple task at first, but when you really dive into what type of wood it is and what could go wrong if they aren’t cleaned properly, it’s a job that should be left to professionals. Here are some tips to protect your wood flooring in between cleanings.
- Don’t use vinyl or tile cleaning products.
- Using acrylic waxes could cause the wood’s surface to quickly fade.
- Use throw rugs at heavy traffic areas and put stick-on felt pads under legs of furniture.
- Avoid walking on hardwood wit sports shoes or high heels that can scratch the wood.
- Sweep the floors often to keep dust particles from scratching the wood.
Carpet and rugs are often treated equally, but many rugs can be made of delicate materials that need to be treated with care. A rug in the hallway or an oriental area rug in your living room, using the typical carpet cleaner may not give the deep clean that’s needed. Steam Master Cleaning strives to not just clean the surface of the rug, but thoroughly clean down to the base of the rug, leaving it restored and refreshed.
If you have tile, stone, wood, rugs, carpet, or all of the above in your home, don’t just clean the surfaces with the same products. Each material is beautiful and has it’s own cleaning needs. The professionals at Steam Master Cleaning and Restoration want to treat your home’s flooring with special care and attention. With floor cleaners that are specific to the type of material, we can achieve a clean that will leave you astonished.