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How to Take Care of Your Hard Floor

How to Take Care of Your Hard Floor

Just put down hard flooring in your home and not too sure how to maintain it? Or had your hard flooring for years but you’ve never been quite sure if you’re caring for it right?

Here are our top tips to best care for your hard floors.

Prevent Damage To Your Hard Flooring

• If your floor has just been laid, remove any loose dirt or debris with a broom or vacuum. Follow this by mopping the surface with a well-wrung damp cloth.

• Use door mats at all entrances to reduce the amount of debris walked into the house.

• Regularly clean mats and rugs placed on hard flooring.

• Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar or be sure to turn the beater bar off.

• Rubber can leave stubborn marks on hard flooring, so don’t leave waxed or rubber products in prolonged contact with your hard floor. Furniture legs often have rubber castors, these can be replaced with plastic or nylon ends or use felt pads to protect the floor.

• Use furniture coasters to distribute the weight of heavy items such as couches.

• Don’t use high abrasive pads or scourers as they could scratch the floor.

• Never use a solvent-based waxed, seals, polishes or varnish particularly those containing acetone and they can destroy the wear layer that protects the floor.

• Lift heavy objects when moving furniture or appliances. Do not roll or slide them across the floor.

Cleaning Your Hard Floor

Day to Day Cleaning

To remove loose dirt and for daily protection, use a soft broom or vacuum cleaner to remove hard particle debris from the floor. Use a micro-fibre mop with water or a neutral detergent to clean floors. If a neutral detergent is used, ensure it is wiped away after clean. Be sure not to over wet the floor, a damp mop is sufficient.

Please refer to product maintenance guides provided with laminate or wood based products when it comes to mopping.

Please note: not all products resist the very high heat steam mops produce, please refer to the individual products care and maintenance guide regarding steam mops.


Stubborn Dirt and Stains

If a spill occurs it is best practice to clean it up ASAP to avoid staining. Try to remove a stain with a damp cloth or with eucalyptus oil. If the stain won’t disappear it is recommended to use a professional cleaner as outlined by the manufacturer. Please refer to the instructions for the manufactures cleaning guide and ask your Carpet Court consultant if you require any further information.

Please note: do not use abrasive cleaning pads, sponges and cloths, or scourers, etc. Do not sand, varnish, or wax your floor. Solvents and ammonia based cleaners will also damage your floor, so do not use these products. See our hardfloor cleaning products.



The care advice provided here is in addition to the cleaning and care recommendations of the manufacturers. It serves as a guideline; is not binding, and does not claim to be complete.

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