Spring Cleaning and Floor CarePosted on: 23rd March 2018
As we finally break free of the cold grip of winter and spring into the new season, it’s the perfect time to refresh the home and welcome in the sunshine. Whether you’re planning on a bank holiday bonanza of home improvements or an afternoon with the duster, throw open the windows and dust off the marigolds with our guide to floor care.
- Make use of all the attachments on your vacuum and hoover up every inch of floor space, go over the whole room once and then follow up with a powder cleaner to freshen up and make the floors smell lovely.
- Clean up any spills or stains with a clean white cloth, blotting the stain from the outside in so that you don’t spread it. Use as little of a detergent solution as you can to prevent soaking the carpet and damaging the underlay.
- If your carpets are looking a little tired, have a proper go over with the vacuum cleaner and follow with a professional carpet cleaner. This will give your floors a deep clean and make them smell fresh as a daisy, hire a carpet cleaner for the day and do it yourself or spend a little more and hire someone to do it for you.
Has moving furniture around revealed deep set dents in your carpet? Pile up some ice cubes over the dent and leave them to melt overnight – the carpet fibres will absorb the water as it melts and plump up! Simply pouring water over carpet will just make a puddle, it has to be ice! In the morning, blot up any excess water and hoover the area to get those fibres standing up straight.
- Always hoover or sweep up before giving your hard floors a deep clean to avoid dirt or grit becoming ingrained or being spread around. Dry microfibre mops are great for picking debris and make quick work of cleaning all types of hard floors.
- Dilute detergent in warm water, never boiling, and use a soft mop to clean vinyl or engineered wood floors. For a natural cleaning solution, mix white vinegar and hot water – add a few drops of your favourite essential oil for a fresh scent!
- When mopping engineered wood or laminate flooring, only dampen the mop – don’t soak it.
- If you have any scratches or stains on vinyl flooring, use a soft sponge – not a scourer or brush, gently rub away the offending patch.
- Always check the label when buying floor cleaner to make sure the product is safe to use on your floor or around children and pets.
Is a spring clean not enough to save your floors? Visit our showroom to see hundreds of beautiful flooring for all rooms, styles and budgets.