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11 Little Tricks to Achieve the Best Results in Karndean Floor Cleaning

By hights1 On September 9, 2017 No Comments

 

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Since you’re here, we figured you would like some tips on Karndean floor cleaning.
After all, once you have that floor installed, it looks great and you really want to keep it looking good for as long as possible. So here we are, giving you some little tricks you can use in order to achieve the best results in Karndean floor cleaning …

 

 

 

Hardwood Floor Vacuum

Starting out, we would like to recommend a hardwood floor vacuum. Mind you, some people are under the impression that they have to sweep their floor and vacuum their carpet. However, there are vacuums that are specifically aimed at hardwood floor cleaning and those are the ones you should choose. Many people find it easier to vacuum their floor than sweeping it and that is understandable. Plus, when you use a broom, you are at risk of rubbing the dirt into the floor, which will cause scratches.

 

 

Karndean Floor Cleaning Products

While some have their Karndean flooring installed and continue using the same floor cleaning products they have always used, you may want to switch it up. There are products that are specifically aimed at Karndean floor cleaning and we recommend those for best results.

 

 

Start by Protecting the Floor

At every entrance, you should place a doormat. There are many different types of doormat you can choose from and they do a great job at keeping the dirt and dust off of your Karndean floor. This will help protect your floor from getting scratched.

 

 

Furniture Marks

We find furniture marks annoying, but there’s a way to avoid them! For best results, we recommend using glides or felt feet.

 

 

Remove the Shoes at the Doorway

Have you ever had someone tell you to remove your shoes before you go into their house? This is because they want to keep their floor clean and not drag dirt into the house. For this reason, you may want to start leaving the shoes at the door. This may sound like an aggravating trick, but it will do a great job at making it easier to clean your floor.

 

 

Sweep on a Regular Basis

If you don’t vacuum the floor, then sweep it on a regular basis. Some may get away with sweeping it twice a week, but if you have children and pets, you may want to sweep it every other day. If you choose to use a broom, just make sure you use one that has soft bristles on it.

 

 

Refresh

Every six months, we recommend a refresh. Don’t worry, refreshing the floor isn’t hard at all. Have you ever heard of Karndean’s Remove product? You can use it in order to prepare the floor for a nice protective satin finish coating called Karndean Refresh. This product is used in order to improve the appearance of scratches that are on the floor and help prevent future damage.

 

 

Mopping the Floor

For everyday cleaning, sweep away loose debris and mix it up with the Karndean Clean solution (make sure you use the recommended amount of water with it – the measurements are on the label). Once you have it ready, mop the floor, then remove any excess solution that may be left behind.

 

 

Spills

When something is spilled on the floor, it is important that you properly mop it up right away. Otherwise, it could set in and be very difficult to eliminate.

 

 

Avoid Dragging Furniture

Just as you should place glides or felt feet under your furniture, you should avoid dragging the furniture. If you are rearranging your room, have someone help you lift the furniture.

 

 

Avoid Household Cleaners
Yes, there are regular household cleaners that seem pretty cool, but you should avoid them, especially if they’re bleach-based. These products could cause discoloration to your floor and make it slippery.

 

Paul at Highfield TS has many tricks he uses on a daily basis. We recommend giving him a call for all of your Karndean floor cleaning needs.

 

If you are curious about how Highfield TS can help you with your Karndean Floor Cleaning
Give Paul at Highfield TS a call on: 07922 022 614 for a FREE consultation.



5 Tips to Avoid Failure in Karndean Floor Cleaning

By hights1 On September 1, 2017 No Comments

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You finally have the Karndean flooring installed and now it’s time to really get down to business and make sure you have all of your cleaning facts in place. There are certain things you should do and shouldn’t do when it comes to cleaning Karndean flooring – below, we are going to give you 5 tips to avoid failure in Karndean floor cleaning …

 

1. Stubborn Stains

When you have stubborn stains on hand, you can spot clean using undiluted Karndean Remove or Clean. As soon as possible, blot the stain. If it’s a solid stain, start from the outside in. Pay close attention to the product you use for stain removal on Karndean flooring – it needs to be specifically formulated for the type of stain you are dealing with.

 

2. Careful with Certain Cleaners

While you will go above and beyond in order to clean your floor and maintain it, it is important that you pay attention to what you’re using to clean your floor. For example, some cleaners like baking soda may do a good job at absorbing stains, but if you rub it in too hard it could scratch the flooring. After you use it, you need to remove every grain in order to avoid this problem.

 

3. Regularly Sweep the Floor

Scratching is one of the biggest problems with this type of flooring, so it is important you do all you can in order to keep it scratch-free. By sweeping the floor on a regular basis, you will be eliminating the loose dirt or grit that is responsible for causing scratches. It is okay to us a vacuum, but make sure the type of vacuum you choose to use is suitable for Karndean flooring – you can check the manufacturer’s guidelines.

 

4. Avoid Regular Household Cleaners

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When cleaning your Karndean flooring, you shouldn’t use regular household cleaners or cleaners that are bleach-based. These type of cleaners will not only make your floor slippery afterwards, but it could also cause discolouration. Instead, aim for cleaners that are specifically aimed at Karndean flooring.

 

 

5. Effective Mopping

You can find a product that is specifically designed for Karndean floor cleaning that you can use for mopping your floors. While you could use any normal mop, the best mop would be a string mop. Many use a microfiber mop, which is just fine as well. Just make sure you avoid using sponge mops as those aren’t really going to do a good job for you. While mopping, make sure your mop isn’t too soggy and don’t scrub too much because scrubbing the floor could cause scratches.

 

Everyone knows that Karndean Design flooring is hardwearing and easy to look after. Check out this new video that shows you just how it’s done.

 

 

You could always leave Karndean floor cleaning to the professionals of Highfield TS – they’re fully capable of producing high-quality results. The company has an excellent reputation and a large amount of experience, so you cannot go wrong if you choose them. On an ending note, if you need any additional advice on cleaning your Karndean flooring, go ahead and give Paul at Highfield TS a call on 07922 022 614.

 

 

Give Paul at Highfield TS a call on:
07922 022 614

 

 

 



The Truth About Karndean Floor Cleaning Is About To Be Revealed

By hights1 On August 12, 2017 No Comments

 
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Once you have your Karndean floor successfully installed, it is important that you take care of it. Yes, it is strong, durable and looks beautiful, but if you don’t follow the proper floor cleaning techniques, it’s not going to last for decades, like it is supposed to. Don’t worry though, because cleaning that floor doesn’t take a scientist and there are some special tricks you should know about.

 

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Scratches

Starting out, we would like to cover scratching. If you do not clean your floor properly, scratches will start to show you. Never use hard bristles, harsh chemicals or abrasives to clean the floor – for dry cleaning, use soft bristles. Before wet cleaning, either sweep or vacuum the floor, otherwise, the small debris and dirt could get stuck in the mop and cause scratches.

Amount of Cleaner and Water

Next, we would like to cover the amount of cleaner you use. Many people are under the impression that soaking their floor in cleaner is a good idea, but it’s really not. When cleaning your Karndean flooring, make sure you stick to the correct ratio of cleaning products to water. For maximum protection, we recommend a pH neutral cleaner. Also, this doesn’t mean you should go and splash water all over the floor. In fact, a soggy mop isn’t a good idea either – this will cause you to have small spots of the solution.

Water Temperature

The water temperature is something else you need to pay attention to. We’ve had people who swore hot water did the trick, but in all actuality, it does more harm than good. While hot water may be great for washing clothes, when it comes to Karndean floor cleaning, it does more harm than good and is definitely something you should avoid.

Stains

When you spill something on your floor, don’t let it sit there. The longer the stain sits, the worse it’s going to be to remove. If it’s something that is solid, scoop it up starting from the outside and work your way to the middle. Now, you’ll want to use a product to get rid of the stain, but it’s important to make sure it is specifically targeted for the stain you have on your flooring. Some may recommend natural home cleaners like baking soda. However, this is not a good idea, because something like baking soda can cause scratches. If you have to use baking soda, don’t rub it in too hard and make sure you remove every grain afterwards.

 

So now that you know the truth about Karndean floor cleaning, as long as you use these tricks we just gave you, your floor can easily last for decades. Sometimes though, even with the right tips, Karndean floor cleaning can be tricky. For this reason, many turn to Highfield TS experts and have them take over their cleaning responsibilities.

 

Give Paul at Highfield TS a call on:
07922 022 614

 



5 Secrets About Karndean Floor Cleaning Only Highfield TS Know

By hights1 On August 1, 2017 No Comments

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You love the looks and strength of your Karndean floor. It is exceptionally durable and can remain in great condition for decades. The only thing which you have to do is to care for it well. Is Karndean floor cleaning simple? It is not rocket science for sure, but there are tricks and tips that you should be aware of and stick to strictly.

1. Vacuuming with Caution

Some people encourage you to vacuum your vinyl floor while others say that it is completely out of the question. Who’s right? You can use a vacuum cleaner for picking up dust and dirt weekly and several times a week, if needed, provided that it is safe for vinyl. The instruction manual will give you the answer. Generally, you should not use the so-called beater bar attachment for Karndean floor cleaning, but one with soft bristles. Check the wheels of the vacuum and confirm that they are smooth to avoid scratching the floor. Wearing and imperfections could be more damaging than you think.

2. Less Is More

Stronger solution means better cleaning? Not really, as the chemicals could cause harm. Always stick to the recommended ratio of cleaning product to water for when cleaning your Karndean flooring . It is best if you use a pH neutral cleaner for maximum protection. Soaking the mop too much is not a good idea either. If it’s too soggy, you will end with small pools of the solution which may be difficult to rinse. Another key thing to note is that higher water temperature may not be good for your floor.

3. Reliable Damage Protection

Scratching is the biggest threat to Karndean floors and you have to keep this in mind when cleaning yours. Always use a tool with soft bristles for dry cleaning. Always sweep or vacuum the floor before wet cleaning to prevent small debris from getting stuck to the strings of the mop and causing scratches. Never use abrasive cleaning products or tools.

4. Meticulous Stain Removal

Blot the spill as soon as possible. If it’s solid, scoop it from the outside in. The product which you use for stain removal must be formulated especially for the stain that you are dealing with. You should be extra careful with home cleaners such as baking soda, for example. While it can absorb most beverage stains, you should not rub it hard as it can cause scratches. You must remove every grain after use to avoid this problem.

5. Achieving Lasting Refreshment

It’s perfectly possible to get an attractive satin finish after Karndean floor cleaning. The floor must be stripped of dirt and grease in the first place and they rinsed thoroughly. The finishing product can be applied only after complete drying. The key to success is to apply not one, but two or three layers of coating. The technique involves waiting for the previous layer to dry completely before applying the next one.

Take advantage of these key secrets shared by the Highfield TS experts and rely on them to take over cleaning your Karndean floor whenever necessary and to deliver outstanding results. If there is anything you are unsure of  just give Paul at Highfield TS a call and he will give you 100% free advice on cleaning your Karndean floor.

 

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07922 022 614



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