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8202 Fraser Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1W8

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#101, 13501-100 Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4H4

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9302 100th Street LaCrete, AB T0H 2H0

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502 D Maple Avenue SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3A8

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7711 50th Avenue, Red Deer, AB, Canada

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192 2181 Premier Way Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2V1

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201 4 Avenue Northwest, Slave Lake, AB, Canada

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Nufloors Castlegar

4370 Minto Road Castlegar, BC V1N 4B3

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2920-A Moray Avenue Courtenay, BC V9N 7S7

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1518 Northwest Blvd. Creston, BC V0B 1G6

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391 1 Avenue Fernie, BC V0B 1M0

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834 Laval Crescent Kamloops, BC V2C 5P3

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1-2121 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 7X1

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304 20771 Langley By Pass Langley, BC V3A 5E8

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1612 Northfield Road Nanaimo, BC V9S 3A7

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101 1397 Fairview Road Penticton, BC V2A 6A1

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775 Lakeshore Drive S.W. Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1E4

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4730 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 4K1

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4-1726 Byland Road,West Kelowna, BC, V1Z 1A9

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Nufloors Simcoe

41 Park Road Simcoe, ON N3Y 4J9

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Nufloors Saskatoon

402 48 Street East Saskatoon, SK S7K 5T9

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Spring Cleaning: Flooring Edition

Beautiful young woman makes cleaning the house. Woman vacuums the floor

With the season of cleaning right around the corner we want to share our best floor cleaning tips and our favourite floor cleaning products! In this article we will tackle all things flooring: tile and grout, hardwood, laminate, vinyl and carpet!

When you’re cleaning your floors remember to pull furniture and appliances away from the walls. Also, don’t forget to vacuum your air vents and trim while you’re back there too. You want to make sure you start spring off on the right foot and pick up all the dirt and dust that has been lingering in your home all winter.

Tile & Grout

Cleaning your tile grout is important because no matter how clean your tiles are, the surface will look dated and old if the grout is dirty. Tile itself is very easy to clean and keep clean but grout on the other hand requires a little more elbow grease.

When cleaning tile and grout we suggest using a cleaner that has a neutral pH level. This is suggested because if your grout hasn’t been sealed in a while, acidic solutions can weaken grout and wear it down over time.

First you will want to scrub and clean your grout with a neutral cleaner. Once that is complete, mop the entire surface to clean up any remaining bits of dirt and to help your tile shine! After you have cleaned your tile and grout you should consider applying a grout sealer, that is unless your grout is epoxy-based. Sealing your grout will protect against staining in the future and save you from having to scrub your grout clean again next year. Just make sure the surface is completely dry before applying the sealant according to manufacturers instructions.

Hardwood
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The sun is starting to shine through the windows but unfortunately, that means dusty hardwood floors are much more noticeable.

Hardwood floors are a little more sensitive to dirt and moisture over other flooring options. So, to properly clean your hardwood floors you will first want to throw away that dust bunny filled broom and forget about the mop. Second, pick up either a misting spray mop, we suggest Bona Hardwood Cleaners, or microfibre cleaning pads, which are more effective for trapping and collecting dirt on hardwood floors. Finally, invest in a quality vacuum cleaner that does not use a rotating brush head as this may scratch your floor. Nothing collects dirt and dust from hardwood floors quite like a vacuum does, so don’t forget to vacuum regularly!

Laminate & Vinyl
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If you have laminate or vinyl in your home, you’re in luck. Laminate and vinyl are straight forward to deep clean as they are not nearly as sensitive as hardwood. Additionally, you can save money and space in your cleaning cupboard with Bona’s Stone, Tile & Laminate Cleaner (which is also great for cleaning vinyl floors). When using a spray, never spray your floors directly, for the best results, spray the cleaner on the bottom of the mop. Of course, regular vacuuming is required and similar to hardwood, stay away from a vacuum with a rotating brush head to avoid scratching or denting your floors.

Carpet
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An annual deep clean of your carpets should be done, so what better time than during your spring cleaning? You can rent a steam cleaner to do it yourself, however if you are not familiar with doing it yourself, we highly recommend hiring a professional. They will get the job done right. They know which type of cleaner to use and how to clean your specific carpet. Also, we recommend reading your carpet warranty as some manufacturers require that you have proof of a hot water extraction cleaning performed by a trained, qualified carpet care professional, at least as frequently as every 18 months since the date of your carpet purchase. Failing to do so will void your warranty coverage.

What you should be doing all year round is regular vacuuming. Here are some of our best carpet vacuuming tips to ensure you pick up every last piece of dirt and dust in your home:

  1. Vacuum in multiple directions
  2. Take your time – go slow
  3. Dust the surfaces in the room before vacuuming
  4. Use the attachments to get in edges and crevices
  5. Don’t wait for your carpet to look dirty – set a schedule and stick to it. Dirt and dust can get trapped beneath the surface so just because your carpet doesn’t look dirty, doesn’t mean it isn’t.

Good luck with your Spring Cleaning!

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