Some more Q & A about flooring

Some more Q & A about flooring

At Gowdy Flooring, Amarillo, TX, we are proud of our vast array of surface offerings! With all our flooring choices, we are often asked about mishaps and how to handle them. See below for some flooring questions and answers:

What's the best way to remove pet urine from a carpet
Deal with these accidents promptly and use a cleaning product that targets urine enzymes. Dab (do not scrub or rub) the area with clean, color-safe, light-colored cloths to absorb the wetness as much as possible. Next, apply the cleaner and continue with dabbing/blotting. Repeat, if necessary, until the stain and smell are gone and allow to dry properly.

How do I keep my hardwood floors looking beautiful?
A daily routine of sweeping and/or vacuuming is advisable. Pay attention to entry/exit points to avoid sand, dirt and water accumulation. Wipe up spills promptly and place felt protectors under chair and furniture legs. Use a cleaning product recommended for your type of wooden floor.

How often should I clean tile and grout?
Regularly sweep or vacuum, if applicable, then wipe with a gentle soap and water solution. Rinse with a water-dampened cloth to remove residue then dry with a clean cloth. So that grout retains its water-repellent qualities, apply a sealant yearly in shower and bath surround areas. Avoid using a sponge-type mop that can leave dirty water deposits in grout lines.

How do I protect my natural stone floors?
Dust mop your floors and clean up spills promptly. Clean with a mild detergent solution or stone soap. Thoroughly rinse with clean water to remove residue, then wipe dry with a clean cloth. 

Avoid abrasive and acid-containing cleaning products and use a stain remover that is safe for natural stone, if needed.

What shouldn't I use to clean my luxury vinyl flooring?
Stay away from harsh cleaning products and stick to gentle soap and water cleaning solutions, proper rinsing and drying to avoid filmy residue. Be cautious with rubber-backed rugs/mats as they can cause vinyl color discoloration. Avoid dents by placing felt pads/gliders under furniture legs or heavy furniture.

Are you still struggling to tackle a floor covering problem? Call today and speak to one of our specialists at Gowdy Flooring, Amarillo, TX! They can expertly handle flooring questions and answers!