You’ve just purchased your new high-quality carpet, wood flooring, or tile from Curren Flooring, but how do ensure it lasts?

With our easy carpet and tile care cleaning tips, you can keep stains at bay and keep your flooring looking great for years to come. We know flooring and we know how best to remove stains and properly care for almost any flooring surface. Check out some of our tips below and feel free to call us for more information.

Tile cleaning tips

For unglazed wall and floor tiles, it’s best to use a damp sponge or cloth with a solution of water and a brand of soapless detergent for cleaning. Do not use an all-purpose cleaner. For glazed floor tiles, we recommend vacuuming regularly to remove dirt and other gritty particles, then damp mopping or sponging with an all-purpose, non-oil-based cleaner. When cleaning these surfaces, you should avoid using:

  • Steel wool or scouring pads
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach or acids
  • Oil-based cleaners, wax cleaners, or sealants

These materials can damage the look and feel of your tiles and cause them to break down over time. Grouted joints in your tile should, however, be sealed with silicone every six months. If you notice any cracks or breaks in your tiles, it’s best to get a licensed contractor to replace them to maintain the integrity of the surrounding tiles.



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Area rug cleaning tips

If you own a serged area rug, it’s important to remember to gently clean it with a suction-only vacuum. Beating or scrubbing the rug can damage its finish and fibers. For indoor or outdoor rugs, we recommend you vacuum or sweep your rug regularly and blot any spills with mild soapy water to avoid stains. If you own an outdoor rug, you can hose it off but be sure to let it sun dry immediately to avoid mildew and mold growth.

If you’ve purchased a hand-hooked outdoor or indoor rug, you should take care when vacuuming. Do not use the beater bar in your vacuum as it may catch or pull the looped fibers. Unusual stains and spots may require a Professional Cleaning Service. If you’re unsure about how to care for your rug, feel free to contact the experts at Curren Flooring for more guidance. Ask us about the cleaning products we sell!

Natural fiber carpet maintenance

High-quality carpets containing viscose, rayon, cotton, and tencel can retain their beauty and durability for many years as long as they’re maintained properly. Natural fibers are inherently absorbent and should not be placed in damp areas or where spills are likely to occur, like kitchens, outdoors, and bathrooms. When removing spills, it’s vital to act quickly since wet stains act as a magnet to dirt particles.

When cleaning the stain, scoop up any solid materials, then clean from the outside of the spot inwards using a blotting motion. We recommend only using dry cleaning materials such as Capture, HOST, or Wool Dry. When using a carpet cleaning solution, it’s best to pretest on a small, inconspicuous area on the rug to ensure it doesn’t damage or discolor the fibers. If you’re unsure about how best to handle the stain, call a professional carpet cleaner.

Our wool rugs love to be vacuumed regularly. This will remove the fine dirt particles that can lodge between the fibers and cause additional wear. For best results, use a suction-only vacuum—no beater bar and no rotary powerhead.

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