At Steve’s Carpets, our mission is twofold: to find you the perfect flooring for your Erith home or commercial premises, and to seamlessly install it, ensuring a long lifespan and perfect integration within a room’s design scheme. And while our mission doesn’t extend to actively keeping your floors clean – there are plenty of professionals around Erith who are willing to take the baton, if you don’t have time yourself – we do advise clients on this side of things… or maintenance, in a nutshell. So that’s the subject of the page below, how to efficiently clean carpets, Karndean and Amtico flooring products, similar vinyl flooring products, and wood flooring.
But what if you’ve stumbled across this page while searching for a flooring specialist who can both supply and install quality products from beloved manufacturers, in or around the Erith area? You may wish to cut right to the chase! So do just that by calling our Dartford-based team on 01322 387 515.
Cleaning Your Flooring
Carpets – The most important aspect of keeping carpets clean is regular vacuuming. This will rid your carpets of all the microscopic dirt that can sit “out of sight and out of mind”, but compromise their integrity over time. In terms of deep cleaning, we recommend Erith customers who wish to keep their carpets looking immaculate give them a shampoo every three months or so. There are plenty of well-reviewed products out there to choose from, but we’re happy to recommend one if you let us know the material, style and colour of your carpet. You can use a dedicated carpet cleaning machine, or do it by hand. Be sure to dry your carpets thoroughly and vacuum them after this process is complete.
Vinyl Flooring – One of the easiest types of flooring to clean, which goes part way to explaining the popularity of high quality, luxury vinyl such as Karndean and Amtico flooring products. Simply keep on top of sweeping up loose dirt, and regularly vacuum. Wipe up any spills that occur immediately, and use a mop and warm water from time to time to ensure your vinyl flooring is glisteningly clean! As Karndean and Amtico flooring have specialist products within their wider catalogue, and even their standard ranges involve different manufacturing techniques, it’s worth reading checking their guidance on cleaning and maintenance when first investing in new vinyl flooring.
Wood Flooring – Steve’s Carpets specialises in the supply and installation of engineered wood flooring products for the Erith area. These products require different – and you’ll be thankful to hear, easier – techniques to keep clean than “the real deal”. We recommend microfiber cloths or dry mops to banish dust and debris, avoiding excessive use of moisture/liquids e.g floor steamers and wet mops, which can lead to issues like warping. Also avoid vinegar, soap or wax based cleaners, whatever you might read online!