Maintenance Tips

Make Your Floors Last With a Little Maintenance

It’s a wise idea to clean up any spills immediately before your floor has a chance to stain. It is also a wise idea to place welcome mats and rugs throughout the home to help absorb excess dirt. Lastly, it’s always a wise idea to protect your new floor from too much direct sunlight. Get in touch with Jerry’s Carpet Sales and Service near York, PA today!

A little maintenance can go a long way when it comes to your new floors. Whether you installed carpet, wood, tile, vinyl, or laminate floors, below are a few tips on how to keep your floor clean and free from damage.

Get more in-depth information on how to properly care for and maintain your floors below:
Carpets & Rugs
Ceramic & Porcelain

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Floor Protection

  • Clean spills immediately
  • Reduce the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into the house by placing a natural or colorfast mat outside the entrances
  • Trim your pets nails to prevent scratches
  • Support furniture with floor protectors that are at least one inch in diameter (replace regularly)
  • Lay a plywood panel on your flooring while moving appliances or any furniture. Walk the item across to prevent scuffs and gouges
  • Replace hard, narrow furniture rollers with wide rubber rollers
  • Limit direct sunlight exposure
  • DO NOT use foam back, rubber, or plastic mats as these can discolor the flooring
  • DO NOT use bleach, ammonia-based cleaners, detergents, abrasive cleaning soaps, wax-based products, polishes, oil soaps, or acidic materials like vinegar
  • DO NOT wear shoes with spike heels or heel taps on the hardwood flooring
  • Leave your shoes at the door if at all possible to avoid potentially dragging in sharp objects in your shoe treads

Notice!!!! Warning Against the Usage of Steam Cleaners

We DO NOT recommend the use of steam cleaning machines on laminate, vinyl sheet or LVT floors, hardwood, as this will VOID any and all warranty claims due to the damage caused by steam cleaning.