Keeping your new floor beautiful isn’t tough when you know how to maintain flooring properly. Below, you’ll find several guidelines for flooring maintenance.

Carpet

Your new Bode Floors represents a substantial investment in your home. An investment that you’ll want to keep looking its best for many years to come.

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Hardwood

Prevent scratches and dulling caused by dust with the use of mats or rugs at all entrances. Vacuum with a suction action or dust with a mop once a week. Beware, the use of dusting products can dull the finish. Polyurethane or similar surfaces require a damp mop for routine clean-ups. Never clean wax finished floors with water or even a damp mop. Follow the manufacturers' directions for bigger clean-ups, otherwise, use a solution of ¼ cup white vinegar in 4 cups of warm water. When using a damp rag or sponge, wipe the floor dry as you go. Oil, soaps or ammonia products can cause damage and dull surface finishes.

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Laminate

Ordinary vacuuming and an occasional wipe over with a damp cloth or mop is usually all the cleaning a laminate floor needs.

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Vinyl

This flooring requires only basic maintenance. Spills and messes are easily wiped up. Regular vacuuming and occasional damp mopping and washing with a manufacturer recommended non-abrasive cleaner will eliminate dirt and dust particles.

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Tile & Stone

Ordinary sweeping and an occasional wiping with a damp sponge mop, using a small amount of soap-less detergent in warm water will clean your ceramic tile beautifully. Soaps are not recommended as they leave a film which dulls the surface and promotes mildew. Steel wool pads, acid cleaner and vinegar are also not recommended due to the damage caused to grout.

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