If you’re not a carpet lover or you’re just tired of cleaning the textile flooring from stains, you should not miss this article! It points out all the advantages and disadvantages of having textile and hard flooring.
Of course, don’t think you won’t be cleaning, if you purchase hard flooring because you will.
Hard flooring also needs maintenance, although it is way easier and less time-consuming to do it.
If you don’t think this is true, let me first give you a basic explanation about how you should treat your textile flooring if you want them to last longer. Despite your efforts you won’t be able to reach the durability of any hard flooring, but if you clean them the right way, they can last around ten years. After that it won’t be good for your health if you don’t replace them even if you get them professionally cleaned.
Textile flooring regardless if it is made from natural or synthetic fabric, is an absorbent for dust and dirt. In time you just can’t clean all of it, grime starts to build up and in the end can cause serious health issues because the environment becomes friendly to different kinds of bacteria. So, what is the routine for cleaning textile flooring? We’ll start with weekly vacuum, in fact it is better if you vacuum the carpet or rug twice a week.
Deep carpet cleaning
Next comes the beating that I recommend you do every month because that way you’ll prevent the build ups. If you want, it won’t hurt to perform it more often for example twice a month, as for deep cleaning people are on different opinions. Some people think once every two or three years is enough while others prefer to deep clean textile flooring twice a year. We’ll settle with once a year and if you have tough stains which don’t come out easily a second time.
Don’t think I have forgotten about stain removal. I just don’t want to open the subject because it would take a lot of time if I want to explain about the cleaning techniques and products. I would prefer to discuss hard flooring instead and give you a free advice on how to deal with though stains on carpets and rugs. All you have to do is hire professional carpet cleaning company to take care for the nasty.
Now for the pleasant part of the article and its many advantages starting with the price. If you look it right away, it is more than comparison to textile flooring. Don’t despair because I said at first look. Hard flooring is five to ten times more durable than carpets. If you make a quick calculation, it is in fact cheaper to purchase solid hardwood for example.
Sanding and refinishing
Of course, you’ll have to sand and refinish it every ten years or so, but even with that it is still cheaper than textile flooring.
Now about the most important factor of all: cleaning. After all, we’re all trying to save some time. Cleaning hardwood is easier than you can imagine because most of the floorings are resistant to water. That means you don’t have to worry if there is a spill – it won’t damage the flooring. You’ll have enough time to wipe it out with wet wipes and that is more than enough to remove the common stains.
When it comes to daily maintenance, all you need is a mop and a bucket of water. If you want, you can add a small amount of mild cleaning solution. That will take you no more than fifteen minutes, if your whole house is covered with hard flooring. How is this in comparison to hours of removing stain from the carpet? As I said earlier, you’ll have to refinish it, but I recommend you hire professional cleaners to do it for you.
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