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Floor Cleaning Tips To Keep Your Floors Looking Brand New


Flooring is one of the most important features of a home and it’s important to make sure that it stays clean every step of the way.  Your floor is also one of the most used features of your house. Footsteps walk all over it all day long, and pets come and go as they continue their daily routines. Dust, dirt, and grime are bound to be a daily concern. So to keep your home floor looking as clean and new as possible, we wanted to ensure you have the guide for cleaning each type of flooring option out there.

Hardwood Flooring

When it comes to cleaning a hardwood floor, it’s best to clean it regularly so that it maintains its shine and polish. To get rid of dust or loose dirt you can run a dust mop over the top of the surface to avoid any scratching or damages to the top. Then to get rid of mud or any stains, mop the surface with a recommended liquid floor cleaner or you can make your own using four cups of warm water and a few drops of castile or dish soap.


To keep your carpet clean and looking brand new, daily vacuuming is perfect to get rid of dust and loose dirt. Every now and then it is recommended to perform a deep clean scrub to ensure that any dirt and debris down in the carpet is cleaned and removed. For that deep scrub, using a steam cleaner filled with hot water and the proper cleaning solution will do the trick. For any stains, make sure to always blot them so that you do not spread the stain deeper into the carpet.


The durability of laminate flooring makes maintenance easy. To get rid of any dry dust and debris, use a broom, dust mop, or vacuum to easily pick them up. One key thing to remember when it comes to laminate is to never use any steam cleaners or wet mops. The excessive moisture can make To remove any stains or spills use a damp cloth and quickly wipe them up. To periodically clean your laminate flooring, always use a laminate approved cleaner. That way you get a deep clean without worrying about any damage.


Vinyl flooring is known for its ability to withstand a lot of daily wear and tear. To remove any loose dust or hair, use a vacuum or a dust mop. When it comes to stains, make sure to clean them up immediately as with any other flooring option. Clean the vinyl floor regularly with a wet mop and an appropriate cleaning solution.


Tile floors should be cleaned at least once or twice a week. Thoroughly sweep and vacuum to rid of any dust or debris. To remove any dirt from the grout, use a soft bristle brush to really get in there and scrub it out. Ceramic can be cleaned with warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Make sure to frequently change out the water to avoid any dirt streaks on your tile.

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St. Charles Floor Installations

At Barefoot Flooring we ensure that each installation we complete in the St. Charles area is properly set up and done by the manufacturer specs. Our floor technicians are contractors who take pride in their work and know exactly what your home is looking for; the best quality that money can buy. We understand that there is a certain feeling each room should convey. And with the right flooring installation, that feeling will be easier than ever to create.

To learn more about each of our flooring options, contact us to set up a time to go through our in-store showroom. We are located in Lake St. Louis right off of the intersection of MO-364 and I-64. There, we can get to know more about your home and the styles and atmosphere you are trying to convey. We’ll work closely to bring you some hardwood flooring options that we believe will be exactly what you are looking for.

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