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5 Floor Maintenance Tips everyone needs to know

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All homeowners want to keep their floors in pristine condition. Whether we are trying to preserve that beautiful shine on wanting to keep our carpets plush and free of dirt, there has to be regular maintenance and cleaning involved if you want to keep those floors looking their absolute best. Here are 5 tips that will help you in creating a regular maintenance schedule for your flooring.

1. If you have vinyl flooring, do not place rubber-backed, latex-backed, or cocofiber mats on the floor because they will stain or damage the surface.

2. Sweep or vacuum (without a beater-bar) your ceramic floor tiles, then use a damp mop.

3. Use door mats outside each entrance to your home to prevent dirt, grit, and other substances such as oil, and driveway sealer from being tracked onto the floor.

4. For hardwood floors, only use quality area rugs inside entryways to prevent dirt and moisture from being tracked onto the floor.

5. If there is an intense amount of sunlight that will be hitting the floor, close you blinds or curtains during peak sunlight hours.

Are you interested in new flooring for your St. Louis home? Contact Ambassador Flooring Company at 636-728-1600.

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Spot Removal Tips for Carpet

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It can happen in an instant. You spill a bit of wine on the carpet during a party and resolve to take care of it the next day. When you go to treat it, the spill has now become a hard-to-remove stain. This common occurrence underscores the importance of treating spills quickly after they occur, one of Beaulieu® of America’s spot removal tips.

Next time, follow these instructions for treating the wine spill: Immediately treat the wine spot by first blotting with a white cotton towel, starting from the outside of the spot and working in to prevent spreading. Once the spot is barely damp, apply a spot remover. We recommend purchasing a spot remover with the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval. If you don’t have a special carpet spot remover, try just plain water to dilute the stain or a homemade solution of 1/4 teaspoon of a clear dishwashing liquid mixed with one cup of warm water. Remember, never scrub a carpet stain!

Get more carpet and floor cleaning tips from Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo.