You picked out your dream floors and worked with Zothex Flooring expert installers to create your dream home floors. Whether you updated your high-traffic hallway carpet, or went with waterproof flooring throughout your kitchen, you want your floors to stay this beautiful for years to come! The right floor care can help you keep your investment looking great. Check our a few helpful tips for carpet, hardwood, tile, and vinyl from the masters of the art of flooring.
While carpeting should be deep cleaned or professionally cleaned regularly, other flooring such as wood, laminates, vinyl, and tile can be easily cleaned with store-bought cleaning products that work on almost every surface and area of the home. The first step is to know what kind of floor you have and how it’s finished and sealed before selecting a cleaner.
When you follow the flooring maintenance and care guides, it’s easy to maintain the beauty of your carpeting. Zothex provides a one-year labor warranty on our carpet installations, and many manufacturers provide a warranty on the carpet itself. Almost all carpet warranties will require that you have a professional carpet cleaning your carpet every 18-24 months. Outside of professional cleaning, regular floor care can help maintain your carpet for years to come!
Hardwood is a beautiful and timeless option for flooring, as you can repair and refinish as needed down the line. Water is usually not recommended for use on waxed wood floors and should always be used sparingly on all types of wood floors and finishes. Saturation or standing water can cause lasting damage. Don’t worry though, you can handle it! The trick is lightly cleaning often and using the correct cleaning solutions.
Laminate is a low-maintenance, less expensive option that can look just as beautiful as hardwood flooring. It’s durability, scratch-resistance, and kid and pet-friendly are often enticing for families. Cleaning and floor care is easy with the right tools and materials!
Vinyl flooring offers durability for busy spaces with the benefit of low maintenance. Start by making sure to remove dirt and dust before it gets ground in, and your vinyl will last longer.
A lightly damp mop is key with vinyl and many floors, as water from an overly wet mop will work its way into the cracks, seams, and edges. Once there, it can ruin the glue bond that holds down the vinyl, causing it to come loose or corners to curl.
Tile is a great option for entryways, kitchens, and bathrooms. With a variety of finishes and options, it can provide an elegant touch to your home. Since it’s waterproof and highly durable, it’s perfect for busy spaces and lots of splashing.
We’re passionate about the art of flooring here at Zothex! Whether installing, cleaning, running along or resting on, floors are where your life happens. They should be beautiful, durable and designed for life. Looking to upgrade your flooring with a low maintenance option we mentioned here? Contact our team today to set up an in-home estimate, or visit our Sacramento showroom!