6 Ways to Keep Your Floors Clean in Winter

Winter is a beautiful time of the year but it is also a very snowy, muddy, and rainy time of the year. Also, there are many family gatherings for the holidays and unfortunately there may be some spills and muddy foot prints. Here are some great tips to help you keep the floors in your home clean this winter:

Place mats at every entrance of the house.



Take off muddy/wet/snowy shoes and leave them at the entrance to the home or in a mud room. If mud does get on the carpet, then let the mud dry and shatter it, and then vacuum.



Sweep every day!



Vacuum every few days. When vacuuming vinyl, do not use a “beater bar” attachment; this can damage the flooring surface.

Clean up spills immediately!

Mop your floors every few days to clean up any dirt that the vacuum did not get.


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13 Ways to Keep your Flooring Clean this Summer

Just like your mom said “Take off your muddy or wet shoes before entering the house!” We also suggest making a habit of taking off your shoes when you get home. Its good for your floor and your health. Mom was right! But there are other things you can do to keep you floor clean, beautiful, safe, and clean!

Sweep daily for hard surface floors to remove dust and pet hair. Daily sweep keeps hair and dust from wearing the surface of all floors. Use a damp mop to clean up any dirt that the broom did not get.

Vacuum every few days for carpet. When vacuuming vinyl, do not use a “beater bar” attachment; this can damage the flooring surface.

Place area mats at all of the entrances to the home. Make sure the mats have a rubber backing so no moisture will soak through the mat to the floor.

Clean up any spills immediately!

If there are any tough spots on your laminate flooring, which can be caused by oil, paint, markers, ink, or etc., then you can use acetone/nail polish remover on a white cloth to clean the spot.

If you get mud on the carpet, allow the mud to dry completely. After it has dried, shatter the mud with the handle of a knife, then vacuum as normal.

Sand can cause your tile flooring to become dull looking if it is not cleaned off regularly. Clean tile with a mild detergent and clean water with a rag or chamois-type mop rather than a sponge mop.

Be sure to clean up any water off your tile flooring so you will not have anyone slipping or falling in the house after being in the pool.

After swimming in the pool or playing in the water fountain, be sure to dry off completely or as much as you can before entering the house so you do not get water on the floor. Water is not your floors’ friend; no matter what kind it is!

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Keep Your Karndean Flooring Clean


Karndean flooring is designed to be both durable and easy to maintain. All of the Karndean products are manufactured with an enhanced surface treatment called K Guard+. K Guard+ helps protect your flooring against everyday wear, scuffs, and spills. The K Guard+ surface treatment helps keep your floor looking great for years to come. karndean 1
For everyday cleaning, you just need to sweep away any loose dirt and dust. After you’re done sweeping, then you can mop up the remaining dirt with the Karndean Clean solution. Every six months to a year, you can use the Karndean Refresh to improve the look of the flooring and help prevent damage.
Here are a few extra tips to help you keep your Karndean flooring clean:

  • Mop up any spills as soon as you can to reduce any risk of staining.
  • Avoid sliding or dragging furniture or heavy objects across the floor, and use felt protector pads on the bottom of furniture and chair legs to prevent scratching.
  • Use entrance mats that are backed with natural latex.
  • Use load bearing castors to protect the floor against indentation from heavy furniture.
  • Avoid the use of bleach-based household cleaners because they can make the floor slippery or cause discoloration.

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Ask the Experts: Cleaning Karndean Vinyl Flooring

Question: I have just had Karndean Knight Tile DP-55 installed in my kitchen. Please advise me how to clean and maintain it and what products you suggest.

Thank you,
Rockville, MD

Answer: We advise that you use Karndean One Step Routine Cleaner to clean your floor. Non-Karndean cleaning products may contain some agents that can damage the floor.

Thanks for the question.
Jim Young, Jr.

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