It’s always exciting to shop for – and buy – a new floor. But to keep it looking like new, you’ll want to make sure you take care of it.
For the best results, always clean your floors regularly with the proper products. Armstrong floor care products are ideal for regular and heavy-duty cleaning for all types of floors. Now, you may be wondering why you should buy Armstrong floor care products. The simple answer is – they work. In addition:
- They’ve been tested and proven in the lab and on thousands of residential floors.
- They’re specially formulated to work on Armstrong floors and other floors.
- They’re engineered to be environmentally friendly, so you get a great-looking floor without dumping harsh chemicals down your drain.
- By using the proper cleaning products, you will help protect your flooring investment for years to come.
Let’s get started! Armed with your mop, bucket and cleaning products, follow these tips to keep your floor looking great for years.
Hardwood & Laminate Floors
First, dry mop or vacuum your hardwood or laminate floor, then clean your wood floor with Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner in the spray bottle. It comes in a ready-to-use, no-rinse formula, and it’s suitable for all gloss level finishes. For highly worn areas of your floor, try Bruce’s Fresh Finish to restore the shine.
Wood Floor Cleaning Myth #1: Dry mopping is the best way to clean hardwood flooring or laminate flooring. Any type of liquid cleaner could damage the floor.
Truth: Dry mopping is fine for a quick dusting, but if all you do is dry mop, you will eventually grind the dirt into the surface of the floor. Use only cleaning products specifically designed for hardwood or laminate to remove soil.
Wood Floor Cleaning Myth #2: Concentrated cleaning products are fine for hardwood floors. Just add water and go.
Truth: Never use any cleaner that requires you to introduce water to hardwood floors – even sealed floors. Water will seep into and around the planks and cause serious damage to your floor.
Routine maintenance will keep your floor looking good longer. Regular cleaning also reduces the number of times you’ll need to do heavy-duty cleaning. Armstrong’s Once ‘n Done Resilient and Ceramic No-Rinse Floor Cleaner is good for spot cleaning or all-over floor cleaning. It comes in a convenient, ready-to-use spray bottle or a concentrated formula. You can also use Once ‘n Done with ceramic, tile, marble, granite, terrazzo, slate and stone floors.
Occasionally, you will probably want to put in a little extra effort to make your floor look like new. Armstrong’s Shinekeeper restores the appearance of high gloss vinyl floors, while Armstrong’s Satinkeeper does the same for low gloss vinyl floors. For seriously faded or dirty floors, try New Beginning® Extra-Strength Floor Stripper. New Beginning solves tough cleaning problems, but use it only once every couple of years, or, depending on traffic, once a season.
Using these helpful tips, you’ll have a bright, sparkling floor in no time!