Who doesn’t love spring cleaning? It’s the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate your favorite rooms and spaces by decluttering, dusting, or an overdue deep cleaning. Spring cleaning also gives you an opportunity to give your floors some much-needed attention, but depending on what type of floor you have, you might require some special direction. Quest Interiors is here to help you sort out the dos and don’ts!
Laminate FlooringWhen it comes to laminate flooring, it’s important to remember that leaving liquids left unchecked can cause damage. Clean up spills quickly, but remember that abrasive tools and cleaners can also do harm. Use a soft-bristle broom to avoid scratches, and gently mop every two months with a small amount of water and a cleaner that is labeled for laminate.
Vinyl & Luxury VinylVinyl is more durable than laminate, so you can afford to be a little bit less delicate when cleaning. That said, we love pristine floors that look good and feel great under your feet. Keep your luxury vinyl flooring clean with daily sweeping or vacuuming. If you’re ready to mop, find an option with microfibers to avoid potential scratches. Avoid steam cleaning, as luxury vinyl isn’t built to withstand it.
Waterproof FlooringLike the others, soft-bristled, non-abrasive brooms and mops do the trick for waterproof flooring. You’re safe with a vacuum to pick dust and dirt that you can’t see. You’re also safe using mild detergent, vinegar, or small amounts of cleaning solutions with a damp mopping cloth. Avoid using excessive amounts of water.
- Quest Interiors offers a number of great carpet options, from plush to shaggy, in great-looking colors. We know how keeping carpet clean can be difficult, so in general, remember a few tips:
- 1. Vinegar and club soda are great for removing stains. You might keep a spray bottle handy, so if you have an unfortunate spill, you can address it quickly. Dab, don’t rub!
- 2. Vinegar and club soda are also useful for removing old stains.
- 3. Set your vacuum at the correct high, and vacuum often. High traffic areas should be vacuumed once or twice a week.