Maintaining your floors through the Holidays

shaw living room 'Tis the season. That means food, family, and friends. Throughout the Holidays your floors are sure to experience more traffic than usual. This puts your floors at a higher risk for spills and stains. Here are some Certified Flooring Expert tips on how to properly care for your flooring during this fun but busy time.

Use Area Rugs- Using area rugs in high traffic areas will lower the chance of damaging your floors.

Here are some solutions for any accidents that may occur. 

have a detergent solution- Mix 1/2 teaspoon clear dish washing detergent with one cup of warm water.

Here are some step by step tricks for what to do if you get something on your carpet.

muddy shoe prints - Scrape up mud. Apply detergent solution. BLOT. (DON'T RUB). Apply white vinegar using a damp towel. BLOT.  Apply water with a wet sponge. Blot again. Finish by weighing down a half-inch thick pad of white paper towels to absorb all the moisture.

coffee or wine-  Blot up much as you can. Apply detergent solution. Blot. Apply white vinegar using a damp towel. Blot. Apply water with a damp sponge. Blot again.

sodas, ice cream, jelly- blot a dry cloth with a mix of 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar with a quart of water. Apply on spot. Then blot again with a white paper towel.

for hardwood-  For most spills simply get paper towels to wipe up the spill. Start at the edge and move to the center. You can also use a light mix of non-bleach detergent and water.  Just be careful about how much water you use.  Be sure to wipe it dry afterwards.

scratches- If possible put chair glides on chairs and furniture.  If not grab a wood stain marker or a wax stick to remove any scratches.

The most important thing for any spill that occurs on any type of floor is that it be taken care of immediately.

From every one at Certified Flooring Experts  we wish you a Happy, Warm, Safe & Spill Free Holiday!