Universal Carpet Inc. - Flooring Company In South Elgin, IL

840 Schneider Drive South Elgin, IL 60177

Free In Home Consultation (847) 697-4566

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Green Solutions Care & Maintenance

If you are looking for ways to go "green" and do your part to help preserve the environment, then you should consider our green flooring solutions. At Universal Carpet, our eco-friendly flooring will help your home or business to reduce its carbon footprint and beautify your location all at the same time. With such gorgeous and "green" materials on your floor, you need to know how to properly care for them so that the material lasts for many years to come in your building.

Cork Board Flooring

When you have cork board flooring installed, it can provide you with a naturally beautiful look in any room. Maintenance is fairly simple and is mostly common sense. Whenever something spills onto the floor, be sure that you wipe it up immediately to prevent staining. You should also vacuum or sweep the floor regularly to prevent dirt, dust, or debris from building up or scratching the surface. Never use a soggy mop to clean the floor since the moisture can actually damage the materials. It is suggested that you only use the recommended cleaners provided to you at installation time when cleaning the floors. Mild wood floor detergents can also be sued to prevent the accumulation of grime on the surface. Door mats and pads should be placed at entrances to your home to prevent dirt from the outside environment getting inside and scratching the floor. It is also a good idea to place mats below the sink to prevent drops of moisture from your hands damaging the floor's surface.

The following are things that you SHOULD NOT do when caring for cork board flooring:

  • Never allow moisture or any types of liquids to lie for extended periods of time on the floor - it will eventually cause staining
  • Never wet mop your floor
  • Never floor the floor with cleaning chemicals or water
  • Never use abrasive soaps, oils, waxes, or ammonia-based cleaners on the floor
  • Never use mats with rubber backings since it could trap moisture between the mat itself and the flooring

Below is a list of things you should be doing once a week, twice a year, and every 5-7 years to care for your floor.

Weekly

Use a damp mop with a tiny amount of diluted vinegar to wipe down the surface of the floor.

Twice a Year

Give the floor a good scrub down using a small amount of Murphy Oil Soap which can be purchased at your local hardware store.

Every 5-7 Years

Get the floor properly re-furbished by a professional who will use a polyurethane material to finish the surface. This is necessary in homes with pets, or in locations that have a lot of foot traffic.

For more information about maintaining your "green" floor, please feel free to give us a call today.