Flooring Maintenance
  • 3rd July, 2017

We have a motto here at Local interiors when it comes to flooring, and that is ‘If you fall, I’ll be there’ And with endless options of designs, materials and types of flooring we are guaranteed to have the answer to any of your flooring needs. So, weather your looking to resurface or redecorate your flooring Local interiors will find the right tradesmen for you!

So, whether you’re after a solid oak laminated flooring or a nice fluffy carpet, we have a tradesman and an answer for you. With a vast array of different flooring ideas, designs and materials, we can get you the perfect flooring for any household or business orientated room. But it’s not just all about having the best designed floor, your flooring needs to be practical and easily maintained. Every floor as an advantage of its own, so carpet won’t be easily damaged in terms of scratches and mold like solid laminate or tiled flooring will, but carpet is more likely to be stained and have dirty, chewing gum, pet hairs etc. walked into it, making these sorts of substances difficult to get out. But fear not! Local interior offer many tips and tricks to remove these sorts of accidents from your beautifully designed flooring.

Stain removal can be a pain, but we emphasise and please take this on board NEVER RUB THE STAINS! Stains are most likely to come out by dabbing an absorbent carpet cleaner on, these can be brought as powders or sprays. Dab with a soft or microfibre cloth and repeat this until the stain is completely removed. Having extra-long walk off doormats can also help to limit dirt and stains due to it covering the carpet or flooring.

On the other hand, cleaning laminate floors and tiles is easy. Regular maintenance includes sweeping with a soft bristle broom or dusting with a dry microfiber mop. Despite being easier to clean these sorts of floors are easier to damage, chips, cracks, holes and marks. The hole in this laminate floor is unattractive and a potential trip hazard. These sorts of damages can be fixed though. Damage can easily have repaired in the original colour with flooring Repair Kit. Workers need a few tools for this job, including a drill, replacement floorboard, wood glue and a small hand. This can repair floorboards with both light and heavier damage made to them.

You could also remove the planks of laminate or titling and replace with new ones. Work your way back to the wall, reinstalling the planks you removed and the baseboards. You should always inspect the laminate planks or tiles before removing, use the plastic scraper included in the repair kit to press the repair compound into the damaged area. determine the amount of damaged done can maybe save you money and time, little chips can be filled in and repaired with adhesive. Remove any excess compound, with a metal scraper, from the area before it dries. It's a job that requires carpentry skills, but it isn't as difficult as replacing a board on a hardwood floor.