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Cleaning Up After the Holidays

January 6, 2012 4:08 pm    Posted by SRHorner    off

Welcome to the start of a new year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays as much as I did!

Cleaning Up DecorationsNow that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, it’s time to pack up the decorations, take down the tree, and move your furniture back where it belongs. What a perfect time to spruce up your home!  Let me help by giving you tips for cleaning your floors.

If your home was anything like mine during the holidays, it was filled with lots of decorations, a Christmas tree, frequent family gatherings, holiday parties, gift exchanges, and too much food! To accommodate our large family parties, we held most of our holiday events in the largest area of our house, which has vinyl sheet flooring. I love the comfort underfoot that vinyl provides, but most of all, I love the easy clean-up!

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Pet-Friendly Tips to Protect Your Floors During the Holidays

December 16, 2011 2:10 pm    Posted by RDDemackiewicz    Comments (4)

I have a dog and a cat. Like me, they love Christmas – but not for the same reasons! They love Christmas because they get extra treats; there are lots of decorations to play with; and when friends and family come to visit, they usually get a lot of extra attention. This season, keep your pets happy and your floors looking beautiful with these helpful tips.

1. When you put out milk and cookies for Santa, make sure they’re out of reach of your pets. You don’t want Santa finding spilled milk and cookie crumbs on your floor – and your dog and cat with milk mustaches! Cat and Dog with Santa Treats
2. Don’t gift-wrap cat nip and put it under the tree as a present for your cat. Trying to get to it will drive your pet crazy – and create a mess!

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Using Steam Cleaners on Wood & Laminate Floors

November 22, 2011 1:38 pm    Posted by joe    Comments (2)

Caution Floor Damage Ahead

It’s that time of year again. The newspaper’s filled with “Black Friday” sales and everyone is planning their shopping strategy – the holiday season is upon us. For many, this means gathering together with family and friends. If you’re hosting a get-together, making sure your home looks its best is likely one of your top priorities. For the hardwood or laminate owner, this often begs the question, “Is it okay for me to use a steam cleaner on my floor?” As a customer service technician, I get asked this question a lot. The short answer is no! Read on to find out why.

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8 Tips to Protect Your Floors from Ghosts, Goblins & Other Holiday Mishaps

October 28, 2011 3:33 pm    Posted by NECarl    off

At Halloween (and all year round), you can protect your Armstrong floors with these helpful tips:

1. If you are stirring a cauldron in the kitchen, make sure you have an adequate cauldron-support system in place. Halloween 8
2. Do not allow the pet goat in your house; or any cloven-hooved animals for that matter. Not only are they disagreeable, but your floor may not hold up.
3. Do not put a kiddie pool in the middle of the kitchen because it is too cold to take the kids out to play. Bad, bad idea.
4. Do not install Armstrong hardwood in your garage or houseboat.
5. Don’t allow the hubs to use a chainsaw in the kitchen to make that Thanksgiving ice sculpture. Enough said.
6. One more time: fireworks belong outdoors, even when it is not the 4th of July.
7. Though we all love Uncle Frank and his fascination with the Old West, ask him to remove his spurs before coming inside.
8. No pogo-sticking in the house.

Get more helpful tips on protecting your Armstrong hardwood or vinyl floor.

Happy Halloween!

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Helpful Vinyl Floor Cleaning Tips

October 7, 2011 3:50 pm    Posted by SRHorner    Comments (3)

Vinyl Floor Cleaning

One of the many great features of vinyl flooring is its ease of maintenance. These days, we’re all busy – who wants to spend a lot of time cleaning their floors? But when we do, we want it to be quick and easy, right? Let me give you some tips for keeping your vinyl floor clean and looking good for years to come.

First, let’s keep the dirt OUT. You can reduce the amount of dirt being brought into your home by using both outdoor and indoor walk-off mats. Outdoor mats capture dirt, water, snow or other outside debris before it enters your home. Indoor mats will help collect what debris gets brought to your door, before it gets onto your floor. 

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