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The Truth About Karndean Floor Cleaning Is About To Be Revealed

By hights1 On August 12, 2017 No Comments

 
Karndean Floor Cleaning.

 

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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

Karndean Floor Cleaning

 

Karndean Floor Cleaning

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.

 

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



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