Cleaning

Mannington Hardwood Flooring
...al durability, our ultrawear™ polyurethane finish delivers long-term protection against normal wear and scuffs. just follow simple maintenance techniques like regularly sweeping or vacuuming, cleaning spills promptly, and strategically placing mats, rugs, and casters. no damp mopping is required. planet-friendly manufacturing. it takes more than twice as many trees to produc...
Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector
...? under "normal" conditions and with reasonable care, scotchgard protection will provide long lasting benefits. however, performance will diminish somewhat over time with each hot water extraction cleaning. for optimal soil and stain protection, 3m recommends that scotchgard protector be reapplied after every hot water extraction. 3m recommends using a reputable professional cleaner. the in...
BerryAlloc Laminate Flooring
...anty that covers joint integrity, water resistance, fading, staining, and wear for residential applications. alloc flooring is stain-, scratch- and dent-resistant, and easy to maintain. for regular cleaning, mist free & cleantm, alloc’s ready-to-use laminate cleaner on a dry mop or cloth and wipe. free & clean is anti-static and contains anti-microbial properties that help kill e-coli, staph and...
Capture Cleaner
..., and even allergens. it is safe on all types of fibers and fabrics, and it's approved for use on all stain resistant carpets. it is even safe for use on wool rugs. you get professional carpet cleaning results without the high costs. ...
Host® Cleaner
...host dry carpet cleaner host is the leading dry extraction carpet cleaning method. host is recommended by carpet manufacturers and fiber producers worldwide. host is used daily to clean high traffic areas in airports, restaurants and hospitals, so imagine how well host can clean your carpets at home! what is host? advanced formula host sponges carpet cleaner is a soft, natural product that ...
Powr-Flite Floor Machines
...powr-flite has been a leader in the commercial cleaning business for over 30 years. started in 1967 as a vacuum cleaner parts distributor, the organizations rapid growth and aggressive nature became its trademark. in 1986 we developed and introduced the first powr-flite branded line of floor machines and burnishers. the company quickly evolved into a full manufacturing facility with over 20 p...
C-Cure Tile & Stone Products
...lutions for state-of-the-art applications using all types of tile and stone. you’ll find everything you need for your next project in c-cure's line of surface preparation, setting, grouting and cleaning products.   c-cure products are manufactured by region to provide you with the most beneficial product. ...
Atlas Concorde Tile
...ite body technology, perfect for indoor cladding, significantly expanding the design possibilities. technical and aesthetic value combine, in a perfect synthesis of beauty, installation practicality, cleaning ease and durability. our ceramic white body cladding is a unique material, designed in harmony with stoneware, to create beautiful integrated projects. ...
Karastan Carpet
...artstrand® with dupont™ sorona® renewably sourced polymer has built in stain protection – not a topical treatment.  therefore, it will never wear off or diminish –    even after years of repeated cleanings   «  excellent colorfastness properties, which resist fading and are covered by karastan’s 10 year color fast warranty.   «  durability that is backed by karastan’s exclusive lifetime ...
BonaKemi Cleaners
...experts in wooden floor renovation and maintenance since 1919. professionals, homeowners and parquet producers use our products for sanding, finishing, fastening and cleaning of wooden floors. ...
ODOR-EATERS™
...ce and now, all of the protection! eliminates odors: powerful enzymatic technology eliminates odors caused by spills and pet accidents that penetrate carpet. removes stains: enzymatic cleaning action removes stains from carpet caused by pet accidents and most food and beverage spills. protects cushion & subfloor: moisture barrier prevents pet accidents and spills from satu...
Oreck Vacuums
...ill design, the vacuum bag fills from the top, so it doesn't lose power pushing up yesterday's dirt. its redesigned dirt-flow path assembly dramatically reduces the risk of clogging, and its 12" wide cleaning head covers a wider area and leaves no center dirt path. with its disposable, self-sealing inner bags and saniseal® system, your whole family will breathe a lot easier. other vacuums send a c...
Jomax® Cleaner
...jomax house cleaner and mildew killer concentrate kills mildew on contact detergent cleaning system removes dirt and stains without scrubbing economical - saves up to 80% of the cost of premix cleaners will not damage painted surfaces, aluminum or glass can be used near plants or shrubs jomax is easy: mix with bleach and water, spray on, rinse off. no scrubbing or power...
R2X Soil & Stain Repellent
...h polypropylene. most polypropylene carpets have an inherent tendency to attract soil. topical soil treatments are only "skin deep," and the limited protection they offer wears away after cleaning or normal wear and tear. in contrast, r2x continues to perform well even after repeated cleanings-with both nylon and polypropylene-when the performance of ordinary systems begins to ...
Hansgrohe Bath
...tion area where visitors can literally immerse themselves in the waters of hansgrohe's progressive products. kink-proof handshower hoses, the world's first adjustable handshower, patented self-cleaning systems, and timeless designs—constant innovation and development make hansgrohe the world leader. traditional values concerning quality and customer service keep us there. for more than ...
Congoleum® DuraCeramic
... click on a product below to find out more about it. view grout colors and recommendations here. collection highlights duraceramic contains scotchgard protector™ which repels dirt and mess for easy cleaning and stain releasewarm and comfortable underfootfinished product proudly made in the usacan be installed on a variety of subfloors and is a fast and easy installation.contributes to good indoo...
LaCrosse Furniture
...heavy duty brass casters. lacrosse "elite" sleep sofas feature a premium, quality bed unit, recessed cross members and exclusive cross wire spring support. includes our tilt feature for easy cleaning, and tv headrest design. it's the absolute finest in sleep comfort. a kingsdown 5" extra-long premium innerspring mattress is standard with an optional kingsdown 7" extra-long ultima prem...
Thorndike Mills Rugs
...eed to be a commercial-color match. yarn construction - our braids are filled with a new blend of pre-shrunk natural and synthetic fibers. unknown fillers can, either in the course of use or cleaning, emit dyes bleeding to the surface or sub-floor or cause shrinkage, which could lead to improper wear or buckling. sewing threads - we use only shoe-grade-spun polyester with a cotto...
EuroSteam™
...nationwide provider vapor steam cleaning systems and solutions for residential, commercial, government use. eurosteam was founded in 1992. we are located in crowley, texas, a fast growing tarrant county suburb just south of ft. worth. eurosteam is a supplier of reliable vapor steam cleaning systems, including the eurosteam 2100, vapor 8 industrial, home care sanitizer, along with part...
EDIC Equipment
...our company was founded in 1975 with the goal of designing and developing the most innovative product. most durable carpet care equipment and cleaning systems on the market patented innovations, accessories the support of a knowledgeable staff trained first and foremost in customer service that vision holds true today as edic continues to expand with new product lines ...
Nilfisk-ALTO Cleaners
...the nilfisk-alto brand is owned by nilfisk-advance a/s, one of the leading professional cleaning equipment companies in the world, with a turnover of euro 780 million and 5.000 employees. our headquarters is in denmark and we have sales companies in all main european countries, north america and asia. our manufacturing facilities are in hungary, china, italy, the usa, singapore, denm...
Mytee Cleaning Equipment
...mytee products, inc. located just outside of san diego, california, is one of the premier manufacturers of professional carpet cleaning and automotive detailing extractors and cleaning equipment in the country. we strive to provide innovative, world-class products to make our world a cleaner, safer and more healthy place to live. historymytee products, inc. was founded by owner john labarbera in...
Eagle Cleaning Equipment
...eagle power products is part of the interpump group which is one of the largest manufacturers of cleaning equipment in the world. this alliance provides for a broad range of innovative products to meet the needs and demands of the cleaning industry. eagle power products has one of the most complete lines of cleaning equipment on the market today. all of these products provide alternatives and imp...
DSC Cleaning Products
...ducts inc manufactures high quality carpet and upholstery care chemicals. our chemical expertise and our willingness to help those interested in increasing their understanding and knowledge of carpet cleaning is well known. we encourage test comparisons on our products with others on the market to increase your confidence in our superior product performance, reliability and competitive pricing. we...
Cleanfix® Cleaning Systems
...cleanfix is one of the leading manufacturers of cleaning maintenance equipment in the world just located outside of zurich, switzerland. cleanfix has grown steadily over the past 30 years to become one of the most progressive and innovative contenders in today's global marketplace. today the company's product line ranges from vacuum cleaners and carpet extractors to auto-scrubbers and floor machin...
Tornado® Cleaning Equipment
...tornado industries, inc. is dedicated to delivering “best in class” commercial and industrial cleaning equipment and after-sale service that meets and exceeds the expectations of our customers. in the industrial cleaning business for over 80 years, tornado® has a strong entrepreneurial history of partnering with in-house cleaners, contractors and facility managers to provide cleaning solutions tha...
Urine-Off™
...offtm’s extraordinary effectiveness is obvious under ultraviolet (uv or “black”) light. dried urine crystals fluoresce a characteristic bright yellow under a black light, even after the most thorough cleaning using traditional methods. but after treatment with urine-off™, the black light shows that all traces are gone! in some cases, black light is the recommended way to track down and eliminate a...
Lithofin
...in 1953 glaubrecht stingel started producing a newly developed cleaning product. the success of this product led to the introduction of further innovations, and the company was soon able to offer a product range for diverse applications. in 1979 heinz-peter stingel, who had become the company's new director, focused all activities on the ceramic tile and natural stone market. the product...
Bio-Kleen Products
...n and remains dedicated to the fundamental business practices of consistent quality, superior service, and unimpeachable integrity. we develop, manufacture and market specialty high performance cleaning & detailing products for consumers in the united states, canada, puerto rico, ireland and are continuing to expand. we have been in business and american made since 1987; and during these...
Transolid® Solid Surfacing
...m to stack dishes and glasses. steep, straight walls easily handle large pots and pans. like any transolid product, surfaces resist heat up to 365° and stains and marks are easily removed with simple cleaning. ...
HANDy Paint Pail
...tless. also, check out the handy paint pail pro series liners and paint pail pro series covers! the handy ladder pail's large capacity makes it perfect for painting, washing windows, carrying tools, cleaning gutters and any other indoor or outdoor projects. ruggedly constructed and easy to clean, the handy ladder pail will will make all your projects safer and easier...
Daimer Cleaning Equipment
...daimer is a major u.s. manufacturer, importer, and worldwide exporter of the industry's leading line of kleenjet ® steam cleaners; xtreme power ® carpet cleaners, hard surface cleaning machines, floor buffers/scrubbers/burnishers; super max ® and vapor-flo ® pressure washers; and our exciting micro-blasting ® eco-green ® ecologically-friendly green chemicals using unmatched technologies ...
Bane-Clene Cleaning Equipment
...in every industry, one company stands out as a symbol of superior quality. in the carpet and furniture cleaning business, we are determined to be that company. our years of experience in carpet care are shared through training programs offered at bane-clene institute. we promise to provide the highest quality equipment and cleaning agents to ensure satisfaction for your customers. ...
Hillyard Cleaning Products
...hillyard enhances the value of each product with formulations that work interactively to form cost-effective, programmed approaches to maintenance problems. each programmed approach utilizes highly refined products and maintenance procedures designed to minimize labor and maintenance costs as well as to the beauty and longevity of the facility. ...
U.S. Products Cleaning Equipment
...at u.s. products, quality has been the foundation on which the company has been built.   starting with the raw materials and parts, u.s. products uses nothing but the finest in its carpet cleaning, hard surface cleaning, and restoration equipment. just to name a few of the steps we take to insure quality, we import our waterproof gauges from germany, use double-lock aircraft latche...
Unger Cleaning Tools
... unger was founded in 1964 by henry and barbara unger in the attic of the home of barbara's grandmother in hamburg, germany. while the original intent was to manufacture window cleaning products, the company soon expanded its product line in order to become the market leader in the sanitary supply and retail cleaning fields. adopting this as the company's mission, unger strives to produce...
Rubbermaid Commercial Products
...rubbermaid commercial products.com specializes in a variety of rubbermaid products including transport carts, janitorial supplies, carpet cleaning equipment, storage containers, waste management and much more...
Franke Kitchen Systems
...g partnerships. we help our partners enhance their businesses and ease their customers’ lives by making work in the kitchen a pleasure. system solutions in the wet area everything we offer to make cleaning, preparation, water filtration, washing-up and waste disposal easy, hygienic and environmentally sound. system solutions in the cooking and cooling area everything we offer to make cooking...
Aztec Products
... clean better than the competition. the speed of equipment like our floor buffing machines will help you see a significant savings on labor while the efficiency of equipment like our floor cleaning machines will allow you realize a substantial savings on chemical costs. unlike other commercial floor maintenance equipment companies, aztec manufactures products that are the solu...
Flexitec Vinyl Flooring
...easy to clean.  thanks to the quickclean and superguard wear layer, your floor will resist stains and scuffs better than other floors, so you can spend more time enjoying your space and less time cleaning it.  additionally, the flexitec commercial product offers mainstreet commercial applications. ...
Bissell
...looring type, you’ll find the solution that works best for you.  from our beginnings in carpet sweepers, we now offer vacuum cleaners, carpet deep cleaners, steam cleaners, and cleaning formulas designed to work with our products so you get the cleaning performance you deserve. at bissell, we’re home to a deeper clean. ...
Dirt Killer Pressure Washers
...orter of kränzleusa pressure washers made in germany by the kränzle company. with fifty years of industrial product manufacturing experience, the dirt killer / kränzle team produces high pressure cleaning systems that are effective, reliable, and easy-to-maintain. our aim is to produce a range of products that can meet a variety of cleaning needs. dirt killer pressure washers is iso 9001 ...
Mannington Adura® Max
...ree limited, lifetime residential and 10-year light commercial warranties against wear through, staining, fading, delamination and joint separation.adura®max is designed for easy maintenance and easy cleaning. wet boots, paw prints, food spills and almost everything else will wipe off quickly and easily with a clean cloth. catch them early to prevent staining. regular sweeping and occasional moppi...
Fusion Hybrid Floors
...and laminate floors are experiencing a high rate of failure caused by the moisture from an improperly cured concrete subfloor. on top of install failures, moisture in “wet areas” or from repeated cleanings are affecting the integrity and beauty of flooring. our fusion and vision engineered vinyl floors were created to help solve these problems. here’s how: • the core does not expand or c...
Tarkett Luxury Vinyl Flooring
...maintenance floors are designed to stand up to everything your active household can throw at them—including scratches, scuffs, stains, even water. so spend more time getting into messes—and less time cleaning up after them. ​ ...
EGGER Waterproof Laminate
...vailable in tile effect, stone effect and also in marble decors. compared to classic tiles, egger laminate is cheaper and easier to install. a major benefit of our laminate for wet areas is the easy cleaning. it is possible to use a steam cleaner for aqua+ laminate flooring in a commercial setting. we are convinced about the laminate quality of aqua+ and give you a life-long guarantee for home u...
Acrylic Impregnated
...issues. how you clean an acrylic impregnated floor will depend on the finish. some acrylic impregnated floors are top coated with an ultraviolet urethane, while others do not have a top coat. use the cleaning system as recommended by the manufacturer....
Appliances
...home appliances are electrical/mechanical machines which accomplish some household functions, such as cooking or cleaning. home appliances can be classified into: major appliances, or white goods small appliances, consumer electronics, or brown goods this division is also noticeable in the maintenance and repair of these kinds of products. brown goods usually require high technical know...
Bamboo Flooring
...ces of the floor. wet mops should be avoided on the bamboo flooring. when it is necessary to mop the floor, wring the mop out thoroughly to prevent any extra water from being released onto the floor. cleaning detergents should be checked to make sure that they are safe for hard wood floors before they are added to the mop water. many detergents contain a waxing agent which will dull the color of t...
Carpet Base
...4" and has a ¾ strip of colored nylon sewn to the top edge of the carpet. benefits of carpet base installation time cut in half no glue mess-it is installed with a staple gun. no cleaning maintenance does not tear or crack ...
Laminate Flooring
...rinted strip of vinyl over a composite board many textures and styles of flooring can be replicated. recently laminate floors have seen success in simulating stone and tile patterns as well as wood. cleaning laminate floors is easy and comparable to cleaning other hard surfaces such as hardwood floors. it is generally not recommended to mop laminate floors as this has been shown to cause damage b...
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
...arting from its “plastic” look of your parents generation. the best types of vinyl flooring are generally smooth and 100% waterproof, making spills easy to clean without giving dust a place to hide. cleaning them requires a light vacuum, consistent sweeping, and the occasional deep clean. since luxury vinyl is 100% waterproof, house training dogs or cats isn't as stressful.scratch-resistant surf...
Machine Made Rugs
...or families with children and pets. solution dyed yarns are typically used in the manufacturing process, which means the colors are 'fast' and help them resist staining, fading, and make the care and cleaning of these rugs a cinch. they have a wear surface that is excellent, and are suitable for the high traffic areas of the home as well. their portability allows you to be able to simply roll them...
Metal Tile
...s. they are primarily used as accents to other flooring materials, such as wood, ceramic, or stone. because metals typically contain recycled products, they are considered environmentally friendly. cleaning a metal floor calls for sweeping with a soft-bristled broom or dust-mopping to remove any loose particles, then damp-mopping with a nonabrasive ph-neutral cleaner...
Parquet Flooring
...sh, or a hard-surface finish such as polyurethane. two basic rules: surface-finished (polyurethane) floors should not be waxed, and sealer-wax floors should never be cleaned with water. for routine cleaning of any wood parquet floors, vacuum or use a dust mop frequently. throw rugs in high-traffic areas will help keep grit and dirt off the wood...
Quarry Tile (glazed)
... should be used outdoors in climates where freeze-thaw action occurs. quarry tile is used less often as a wall finish and is occasionally used for countertops, although the wide grout joints can make cleaning of countertops difficult. most commercial kitchens require a quarry tile to be used because of its slip resistant and non-porous properties. quarry tile is a building construction material,...
Sisal Rugs
...g good unifying background for a mixture of old and new pieces. sisal rug usually comes in natural colors, but can be dyed. dust and dirt usually fall through the sisal rug which can be lifted up for cleaning. because sisal rugs are made from plant fibers, you will find that most come in natural colors like cream, light yellow and beige, however some will have a natural red tinge. the most sought...
Stamped Concrete
...orm panels of various sizes and shapes. the best way to maintain a concrete floor is to have it sealed. urethane, epoxy, or water-based sealers are your typical choices. once the sealer is applied, cleaning is as simple as sweeping and damp-mopping....
Terra Cotta Floor Tile
...r installation. sealers may darken the tile's surface or give it a shiny appearance. after sealing, unglazed tile floors may be waxed and buffed for additional protection and a glossy look. routine cleaning involves washing with warm water and a mild detergent. avoid bleach products; they can draw the color out of colored grouts. all unglazed tiles need to be resealed periodically....
Throw / Scatter Rugs
...the sink area, any water will be absorbed by the rug, instead of creating a slip hazard by getting directly on the tile floor. eventually, the rug will need to be cleaned and this can be done by spot cleaning with a good spray carpet and rug cleaner, or by simply throwing it into the washer. throw rugs consist of oval, round, heart shaped, rectangle, and slice-half circle shaped. bath rugs, toile...
The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist
...r your oven heats unevenly, it's important to have a home services professional take a look and provide an expert opinion that can save you money in the long run. 2. clear out cabinets: spring cleaning isn't just about washing - it's also the perfect time to get rid of things you don't need. in the case of your kitchen, that means taking a thorough inventory of the cabinets and pantry. ...
Take a Room-by-Room Approach to Renovations
...her daily necessities and even grooming space for a pet or a potting area for an avid gardener. with a space that gets used in so many ways, cabinetry plays an important role in keeping your cleaning equipment and belongings tidy and neat. you'll be able to find shapes and sizes to fit practically any need you can imagine, like tall hideaways for brooms or gardening tools and low-prof...
3 Alternatives to Laminate Wood Flooring​
...s coating changes the aesthetic, giving added durability but yet compromising the design. one further consideration is that laminate flooring is prone to warp if exposed to moisture - either through cleaning or from the subfloor. extra care needs to be taken when cleaning laminate flooring, and you should carry out moisture testing prior to installation, to minimize the risk of moisture damage. ...
Improve Air Quality with Bamboo Flooring
...e to improve the air quality of a home. the environmental attributes of our floors are perfect suited to avoid the absorption of allergens and particles. our bamboo flooring options also make routine cleaning more effective by reducing contaminants in a living space. teragren has long been committed to designing and manufacturing bamboo products that are healthy for the home as well as for the en...
Which Carpet is Best for Pets?
...dency to lay in the same place and you may notice rapid soiling in those areas. this is a result of oils on the dogs coat acting as a magnet for dirt and debris so always keep that in mind and have a cleaning plan for those areas. you might also want to consider that loop carpets can potentially be a problem with some pets. your pet's nails can potentially snag a loop, pull it, and cause damage. ...
RevWood Plus
...use a dust mop, soft bristle broom or a vacuum cleaner with suction only (no beater bar or with the beater bar disengaged) to remove dust, dirt and loose particulate on a regular basis. avoid wet-mop cleaning with water or liquid cleaners. use protective window coverings to block fade-causing uv rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help yo...
RevWood Select
...use a dust mop, soft bristle broom or a vacuum cleaner with suction only (no beater bar or with the beater bar disengaged) to remove dust, dirt and loose particulate on a regular basis. avoid wet-mop cleaning with water or liquid cleaners. use protective window coverings to block fade-causing uv rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help yo...
Ultimate Guide to Vinyl Sheet Flooring
...s. from encaustic tile to marble, stone, wood and slate, your options for choices are virtually limitless. easy to clean & maintain. as with any type of flooring, vinyl sheet requires the occasional cleaning but overall it’s very easy to clean & maintain. extremely durable. vinyl sheet is often compared to linoleum flooring, but it is stronger and longer-lasting. it doesn’t scratch or stain easi...
AirStep®: Flexible Flooring
...can be installed over many subfloors/conditions. click on a product below to find out more about it. collection highlights √ contains scotchgard protector™ which repels dirt and mess for easy cleaning and stain release√ finished product proudly made in the usa√ contributes to good indoor air quality as certified by floor score ...
Sabbia Marmo Porcelain Tile
...erproof, stainproof, dentproof, scratch-resistant, and fire-resistant, this product contains zero vocs, zero pvcs, zero formaldehyde, and no allergens. sabbia marmo also features simpliclean for easy cleaning and is made in the usa. ...
Cali Hardwoods
...amboo offers real hardwood flooring from oak to maple, hickory, and bamboo to meet and exceed the needs of your home. wood flooring features can include scratch resistance, water resistance, and easy cleaning. they are a durable solution for high traffic areas. the missioncali bamboo’s mission is to make a difference today for a more sustainable future tomorrow, specifically through the promotio...
Pet Friendly K Guard +
...et nails across the floor. low maintenancekarndean floors are designed for a long, low-maintenance life with minimal interference in daily routines. even with pet hairs and muddy paw prints, regular cleaning with a ph neutral cleaner will help keep your floor at its best. be sure to check out our cleaning and maintenance faqs for more information. maintaining our floors is also polish-free, gre...
STAINMASTER® PetProtect® Carpet: Pet-Friendly Carpet
...n system designed for pets and their people. it provides a breathable moisture barrier that helps prevent spills and accidents from penetrating the padding and subfloor. this allows for more thorough cleaning and increased odor protection. created with your superheroes and their sidekicks in mind, this pet-friendly carpet makes cleanup quick and easy. stainmaster® petprotect® carpet reduces the a...
Loferski Appointed Director of Marketing at Bostik
... career includes most recently being director of marketing at zurn industries, llc. prior to that, he was vice president of marketing at wigwam mills, and director of marketing - portable power & cleaning systems at briggs & stratton. “i’m thrilled to join a growing organization with such a respected brand in the construction market,” stated loferski. “i’m still getting to know my team ...
Using Karndean to Create a Healthy and Hygienic Home
... may trigger an allergic reaction. while carpet that is made from naturally hypoallergenic materials sounds like it would be allergen-free, it could still trap allergens and will require professional cleaning. with karndean luxury vinyl tile you can comfortably go about day-to-day life in your home with no outside maintenance costs. moisture, mold and bacteriakarndean planks and tiles are nonporo...
Mohawk Momentum Roadshow Coming to a City Near You
...awk’s safety protocol will include: • non-invasive thermal temperature scans at all guest and employee entrances • complimentary mohawk guest face coverings • hand sanitizer stations • a team of cleaning professionals sanitizing common areas continuously “we look forward to the day when we can meet as an industry in large-scale attendance at industry shows,” said mendelsohn. “until then, w...
Tarkett Announces its Collaboration with Clean Hospitals
...nnovative flooring and sports surface solutions, announces joining the clean hospitals network to contribute to improve hospital hygiene and to promote effective, sustainable and evidence-based cleaning guidelines. with millions of patients affected by nosocomial infections worldwide each year, many of which are avoidable, clean hospitals aims to increase patient safety and raise awaren...
Pet Friently PureColor Fiber
...r penetrates the fiber like the orange of a carrot doesn’t fade from prolonged exposure to harsh sunlightwon't wear, even in high-traffic areas and has built-in soil resistancewon't bleach from spot cleaning from household cleanersresists staining from things like red wine, chocolate and pet stains historically, solution-dyed carpet was a premium, only something a consumer could have if they wer...
What's the difference between linoleum and vinyl flooring?
...durability and it doesn't hold up against water and wear quite as well as vinyl. water resistance sheet linoleum is made of natural materials that are much more susceptible to damage from water and cleaning products, so the seams must be sealed directly after installation and then re-sealed periodically. if this maintenance is skipped, the floor loses its water resistance and can also begin to c...
Hallmark Floors Vinyl 101
...gners and builders agree that the air quality inside a building depends on a number of factors, including how a building is designed, built and maintained; the construction materials, furnishings and cleaning materials used in the building; the heating/ventilating/air conditioning (hvac) system; and the behavior of occupants. products emitting low levels of vocs (volatile organic compounds) shoul...
Rugs 101
...-proof and resistant to soiling from almost any chemical. also, both types produce little if any shedding and, being synthetic they are less likely to affect those who struggle with allergies care & cleaning oriental weavers rugs are manufactured to last for years to come, but as with all things, care and cleaning will prolong the life of any rug. we recommend the following: regular vaccuumi...
Vinyl Flooring That Looks Like Stone
...rface is much more forgiving on the feet. easy care for busy lifestyles hard-wearing, durable stone-look vinyl flooring is designed to go the distance in your home, no matter what your lifestyle. cleaning, care, or upkeep will never be a chore. just a quick sweep and an occasional damp mopping is all you need to maintain a spotlessly clean floor. an invisible scratch, stain and abrasion-resis...
5 Secrets for More Beautiful Laminate Floors
...gether. when you absolutely need to clean your floors, prolong their beauty by steering clear of abrasive cleaners.  the easiest solution is often the perfect onethe compounds found in typical cleaning fluids can do harm or strip your floor of its luster over time. you can make a pergo-recommended household cleaner with 1 cup household vinegar to 1 gallon warm water. or alternatively, mix 1...
Pro Tips for Cleaning up Pet Stains
...ally tough to clean even in the best of times. pet stains on carpet can leave not only a visual reminder, but also an aromatic one. to get rid of both problems, you’ll need to make a little homemade cleaning solution from vinegar and baking soda. it’s important to not combine the two. instead, put a healthy amount of vinegar directly on the stain, then add a small amount of baking soda on top. if...
Ultimate Guide to Laminate Flooring
...s put together a guide that details everything you need to know about the laminate flooring options on the market. from an overview on the different options available, to benefits, misconceptions and cleaning tips, take the confusion out of floor shopping by reading this handy guide. laminate flooring optionslaminate flooring is offered in a variety of colors, textures, and styles. it is one of t...
Why Choose Waterproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
... walk on it. my husband and i are so happy with this floor and how nice it looks in our home. -nassika it was so easy to install. we have three kids and two large dogs and it has been so durable and cleaning is ridiculously easy. definitely one of my favorite choices for the house renovation we did! -mackenzie f. we would absolutely recommend mannington flooring to all of our followers, friends ...
Ultimate Guide to Hardwood Flooring
...30; attractive. whether your home is traditional or contemporary, brand new or centuries old, wood floors offer endless design possibilities to fit your personal style. √ easy to clean. routine cleaning involves sweeping, dust mopping, or vacuuming on the bare floor setting.√ allergy-friendly. hardwood doesn't harbor mold, dust, or animal dander like carpeting does, which makes it bett...
Five Benefits of Vinyl Plank Flooring
...to create vinyl planks are extremely authentic, giving your floors the look and feel of the real deal. easy to clean & maintain. as with any type of flooring, vinyl plank requires the occasional cleaning. this is especially true if it’s used in a high traffic area – but luckily they’re are easy to clean and maintain. to keep your vinyl planks looking new, use a broom, vacuum or microfiber swe...
Is Luxury Tile the Same as Linoleum Flooring?
...s important. however, it needs regular sealing, waxing, and buffing to protect it from moisture and stains and to keep it looking glossy. lvt: all you need to maintain lvt flooring is a mop and mild cleaning solution. it does not require sealing, waxing, or any other process to keep looking its best. repair linoleum: since linoleum is affixed with a strong, cement-like adhesive, it can be diffi...
Home Safe Home
...roperly maintained. this applies to the kitchen, of course, but also other appliances throughout the house, such as the climate control system, water heater and water filtration system. regularly cleaning and assessing operations can help you keep on top of potential concerns. also keep up on regular service schedules so an expert can evaluate problems that may not be immediately apparen...
Advice from SMART Carpet and Flooring: Elderly Should Avoid Using Porcelain Tile in Bathrooms
...slip-resistant than traditional porcelain or ceramic tiles typically used in bathrooms. when selecting a new bathroom flooring material, seniors should consider three factors: slip-resistance; cleaning and maintenance; and durability to avoid scratches from canes, walkers and wheelchairs. modern vinyl flooring available today meets all three of these requirements. "vinyl flooring has...
Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
...ors back in their best condition with a simple carpet washing innovation like hoover's smartwash automatic carpet cleaner. an auto-mix feature precisely mixes and dispenses solution for optimal cleaning, and operation is as easy as it comes: push forward to wash, pull back to dry. let the powerful brushes do all the work to gently remove embedded dirt and debris. add some cheery ligh...
Get Ready for Guests - Tips to prepare your home for summer entertaining
...ms, which is a palette of 20 hushed hues that, when used in any combination, can cultivate a neat and tidy vibe throughout your home.  uncover a creative focal point.  during your cleaning, you may uncover open wall space or find an overlooked corner that is now visible. change newfound free space into a family gallery wall. paint it with a deep accent color like valspar fa...
Simple summer home maintenance tips for comfort and energy savings
...ing their thermostat 7 to 10 degrees higher than its normal setting for eight hours a day, according to the u.s. department of energy. make a clean sweep: decrease dust and dirt in the home by cleaning with non-toxic, natural household cleaners, such as baking soda, cornstarch or white vinegar, and using a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate air (hepa) filter, which will...
4 Types of Flooring Tile that Look Like Wood
...ges the aesthetic, giving added durability but compromising the design. one further consideration is that laminate flooring is prone to warp if exposed to moisture. extra care needs to be taken when cleaning laminate flooring, and you should carry out moisture testing prior to installation, to help eliminate moisture from the subfloor. 2) engineered hardwood flooring engineered hardwood planks ...
Fresh Home Upgrades for Spring
... air-dry outdoors. if you're considering an update to the overall decor, changing out these textiles is an easy and affordable way to create a new look. just donate the used drapes and rugs after cleaning instead of bringing them back into the room. shift your outlook when contemplating changes to a room's aesthetic, most people focus on the floor, walls and elements like furniture a...
The best way to clean wood floors might surprise you
...nal wood flooring association. "not surprisingly, many homeowners are unsure of the best way to effectively and quickly clean hardwood floors. some believe mopping with a bucket of water and a cleaning solution is best while others occasionally sweep or vacuum. many cleaning methods can hurt rather than help a floor, for example, even a 'damp' string mop can leave excess water on a hard...
Self-Adhesive Carpet Tiles
...roach offers a reliable, secure bond, without the need for hours of laborious floor prep. by relying on friction instead of chemical adhesion, it's possible to spot-replace any carpet tiles that need cleaning or replacement. it's as easy as vertically lifting an individual carpet square and reapplying without the need for extra adhesives. high-friction backing systems are a perfect fit for busy of...
Transform Your Bathroom into the Ultimate Paradise
...m sparklingly and stunningly clean - and smelling great. don't forget to clean frequently overlooked places like the back of the toilet, inside the shower and along the edges of fixtures. scented cleaning products such as those from the clorox scentiva pacific breeze & coconut line, including bathroom foamer, toilet cleaning gel, multi-surface spray and disinfecting wipes, not only d...
5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring
...faces like windows, siding, decks and concrete to restore a crisp, clean appearance. revise for real life if there's an area of your home that isn't quite working for your lifestyle, spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to make a change. that may mean reconfiguring furniture for a more functional living room or converting an underused guest room into a useful craft or project s...
Warm up with 5 DIY projects to tackle this winter
...mfortable and to reduce the cost of your next heating bill. * clear that clutter. a few months cooped up in your home can really lead to some excessive accumulation, so why not start your spring cleaning early? tackle your home's clutter over the course of several days and review everything you find. if you haven't used an item in more than a year - or you don't even know what it is - n...
The Complete Guide to Printed Carpet
...exture or depth. however, thanks to improvements in the processes and the quality of print technology, the appearance of printed carpet tiles have also improved. 3) printed carpet will be damaged by cleaning products much like the misconception that printed carpet is susceptible to walk-off, it's also wrongly assumed it will be damaged by common cleaning products. this stems from the fact that s...
Is Laminate Flooring a Smart Commercial Flooring Option?
...r buckling in environments with high moisture levels. this is down to the structure of laminate flooring, which has a powdered wood core that absorbs any moisture it's exposed to - either through wet cleaning, spills, floods or from the subfloor. this means it's essential to take extra care when cleaning laminate flooring, to avoid introducing excess moisture that can damage or distort the planks....
Material Matters
...nience. choose from a wide range of practical options, such as sink racks, baskets, cutting boards, caddies and colanders. other accessory selections such as soap dispensers and sponge holders aid in cleaning and organization. ...
7 Steps for a Healthier Home
... excels at managing moisture while improving indoor air quality through the absorption of formaldehyde, nitrogen oxide and other harmful substances. learn more at havelockwool.com. clean "green." cleaning products can be made with ingredients that are harmful to the environment, as well as your family's health. make sure you know what is in your household cleaners before using them and, whenev...
Renovations for the Ages - Antique upgrades for kitchen and bath
..., as the complete line features the latest in cooking technology to ease routine food preparation and meet the high standards of the home chef. for example, among the features is a full-size, self-cleaning true convection oven with the look of a vintage two-door range. the front panel displaying the "fire door," "oven door" and "ash catch" conceals the full-size oven behind. a matching 1,200-wa...
Tackle Spring Cleaning Room-by-Room Like a Pro
...ce depot to make the work feel more manageable and ensure you complete a thoroughly satisfying job. kitchen because it's likely the most used room in the house, the kitchen sees a fair bit of cleaning year-round. however, in any busy household it's easy to let deeper cleaning slide. while you're tackling the rest of the house, take time to give the kitchen its due. mop the floors, disinfec...
Designing Stylish and Functional Outdoor Kitchens
... and adjacent workspace. dry zones are prep counters and storage. a truly effective outdoor kitchen involves all four zones working together. planning ahead can make prepping, cooking, serving and cleaning go more smoothly. for example, the cold zone should be located next to the wet zone. this can make moving food from the refrigerator to the sink to wash much easier before going to the gr...
Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season
... as temperatures rise and springtime blooms, it's time to wipe away winter and refresh your home. spring is all about airing out your space and spending more time outside, which calls for cleaning and perking up your routine. while a seasonal overhaul can sound daunting, here are five simple steps to help make spring preparations a breeze. clean out the fridge. before tackling messes ar...
Breathe easier with carpet
...g into the air. allergens trapped by carpet did not return to the carpet's surface or the air, even when the carpet was disturbed by walking or other similar activities. furthermore, effective carpet cleaning - such as vacuuming with a high efficiency filter and hot water extraction reduced both surface allergens and airborne particle counts, maintaining indoor air quality. research this indepen...
Why Choose Resilient Vinyl Flooring?
...vinyl flooring is resistant to water, mildew and stains. liquids stay on the surface and are easily wiped away, so spills are not a problem with resilient flooring. and while we are on the subject of cleaning, it’s easy as apple pie! simply sweep, spray r2x hard surface cleaner, and wipe with a clean white cloth. what could be easier than that? so a product that is versatile and easy to clean sou...
Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less
... for most of us, the idea of spring cleaning probably sounds refreshing after a winter of bundling up against the cold. now that spring has arrived, it’s finally time to get started! sprucing up your home doesn’t have to take lots of time, and is a great way to leave you feeling reinvigorated after a long winter. to help you spring into warm weather home improvement, here are 24 simple proje...
Make This Spring a Season of Clean
... spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition to clear the clutter and start fresh, but when strapped for time, it can be hard to get started. instead, simplify the process, stay motivated and get a sense of accomplishment for a job well done with these tips. get motivated according to a survey conducted by the clorox company regarding attitudes toward spring cleaning, people who spring cle...
Don't Lose the Luster-Maintain natural stone counters
...es the protective seal and provides ongoing protection against water spots and fingerprints. one time-saving but effective solution after sealing is granite gold clean & shine, which provides the cleaning power of the line's daily cleaner and the luster from the polish in one easy-to-use formula.   you can find the products nationwide at walmart, lowe's, home depot, bed bath & b...
How to Maintain Marble Floors
...ph level of at least 7 or 8, or buying one that specifically mentions marble. mop carefully. "a microfiber mop is the main line of defense for your marble floor," said tom workman, owner of floor cleaning experts, a florida company that cleans and restores commercial and residential floors. a dry microfiber mop draws in dry hair and dirt. for deeper cleaning, saturate the mop with water. t...
Simplify Your Cleaning Routine
...iation of exercising more frequently, eating less junk food or improving your finances. this year, make a resolution to add simplicity to your life instead. improve a habit around the house by making cleaning easier. keep it simple this year, your cleaning resolution can help you lose weight ... in cleaning products. look no further than your laundry room for the solution. clorox regular-bl...
5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home
... when it comes to finding the time to refresh your home, there is truly no time like the present. tackling your home cleaning and updating checklists does not have to be a chore - try taking inspiration from a few of your favorite tastes and smells by utilizing the five senses to keep spaces clean and inviting. • sight: thoroughly wash windows until they are dirt-free so the sun can shine ...
Natural Stone in the Shower
...hower.stone can be a good choice for the shower, but it does require certain care and maintenance," said david bonasera, owner of esp, a san jose, california-based distributor of environmentally safe cleaning and sealing products for natural stone. "the most important thing you can do is be a good steward to the stone."know your material your success will depend on the material you choose, said...
From stains to storage: Easy home cleaning solutions that open up time for fun
...and yet, moms like you do this every single day. so often you get caught up in all the busyness, you forget to set aside time to relax or just have some fun. fortunately, there are ways to streamline cleaning duties, so you don't have to spend every spare moment scrubbing the floor and tackling clutter. follow these five easy cleaning solutions to efficiently maintain your beautiful home and open ...
3 easy home improvement projects you can tackle right now
...roduct only needs one hour of dry time before you apply your topcoat, so there's no need to set aside a whole weekend to cross this project off your list. clear grout of gunk no matter how much cleaning gaines does at his house, he says there's one thing that's hard to keep looking clean: grout. the dirt and grime that turns your grout nasty colors can be scrubbed out, but it takes a little ...
3 tips to protect your home this winter
...ter year. "flood products have that balance of great appearance and durability as they age. when you do need to refinish your home again, it may not need to be completely redone. it may only require cleaning and recoating, which is a lot less work." pete flood received flood stain product in exchange for participation in this interview. all opinions expressed are his own. ...
One-weekend DIY projects to get your house relative-ready for the holidays
...room can brighten the space and enhance the festive atmosphere. rent a steam cleaner to freshen up tile floors, carpet and upholstery. score bonus points with your scent-sensitive in-laws for using a cleaning method that’s hypoallergenic and chemical-free! a little more effort some projects may take a little more effort, but their payoff can be even higher. for example, remove that tired dining ...
Deck Design Made Easy
...osts and peer into the future. with wood decks, the costs of sanding, staining and painting add up over time. over the life of a composite deck, the reduced maintenance costs of simple soap and water cleanings add up to a greater return on investment – not to mention the value of all the time spent enjoying the deck rather than maintaining it. for more information and inspiration for getting the ...
Simple Steps to Maintain Natural Stone
... sure to check closely for etching and stains, as you’ll want to fix these issues before the sealant is applied. polish regularly. polishing stone provides two great benefits. first, polishing after cleaning will bring out the stone’s natural beauty. second, it will reinforce the protective seal and provide ongoing protection against water spots and fingerprints. one time-saving but effective sol...
Cooler Weather and Holidays Can Wreak Havoc on Plumbing and Fixtures
...the sunny plumber the sunny plumber offers the highest quality plumbing services throughout the southwest. all plumbers are experienced in solving a wide variety of plumbing problems including drain cleaning, leak detection, sewer line and garbage disposal repair. the company also sells, installs and services standard and tankless water heaters. all plumbers are background-checked, drug-tested, a...
Tips for creating a virtually self-cleaning bathroom
...f bathroom fixtures, devices and construction materials can all help contribute to a bathroom that cleans up with less effort from you and stays that way for longer. innovative fixtures and faucets cleaning the toilet, tub and shower probably doesn't top anyone's list of favorite tasks. while it’s still necessary to do regular deep cleaning, when it comes to daily maintenance, a range of new bat...
Create grand, open living spaces with unique pocket door frames
...to navigate rooms independently. making the frame easier to install as well, its trackless door guide also helps keep your floors pristine since there's no interference with vacuums, brooms, or other cleaning tools. the frame's two tracks run parallel and allow both doors to fit into the wall pocket at the same time. its heavy-gauge, steel-wrapped split studs even fortify walls by adding rigidity....
Secrets to marrying style, eco-sense and luxury in any bathroom
...ions combine eco-sense with style sense. for example, the ultra high-efficiency neorest 500h from toto uses a conservation-minded 0.8 or 1 gallon of water per flush, yet excels at removing waste and cleaning the bowl’s surface and rim thoroughly. with a design inspired by long-view trends in architecture and global design, this high-tech commode’s look is modern yet timeless. an integrated washl...
Refresh your home with 6 easy DIY paint projects
...old approach and paint it a vibrant color! picnic table revamp shatter picnic table stereotypes by painting yours with a cheerful color. after all, a picnic table doesn’t have to be brown. start by cleaning the table with soapy water to remove dirt and grime. next sand the table, so the surface is free of splinters. then rinse the dust away. let the surface dry, and then it’s time to paint with ...
Prepare Your Home for Holiday Entertaining
... work that has to take place for a successful celebration. however, there’s no reason the host can’t join in the fun. to help keep calm and have your home ready for the party, follow these tips. cleaning more often than not, the first step to readying your home for a house full of guests is to clean. start by going room to room seeking out trash, recyclables and things that can be stored...
Dispelling Myths About Natural Stone
...tone countertops, especially with acidic foods such as tomato sauce or lemons. consider using coasters and trivets under glasses and hot pans. clean up spills as quickly as possible. do not use harsh cleaning products on natural stone - instead, choose a gentle cleanser and a soft cloth. myth: natural stone goes out of stylewhile particular colors and finishes may come in and out of fashion, nat...
Keeping the Character/Renovation with original charm in mind
...t a shower. in most cases, it's actually fairly simple to convert a claw-foot tub with some plumbing improvements and the addition of a shower curtain. tired tile and grout may simply need a thorough cleaning or you may be able to add paint for a fresh look. approaching your renovation with a mindset of preserving the original elements as much as you can lets you save money while creating a home ...
Tips and Tech Make for a Tidy Home
...indoor chores can help get you out of the house faster and back to enjoying your favorite outdoor pastimes. tame household dust, hair and dirt in a snap this summer with these efficient and effective cleaning tips: 1. add tech to your routine. technology enhances dozens of other areas of daily life, so why not cleaning, too? even better than tech that helps you clean, are smart cleaning tools t...
Design Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen
...verything else is in its proper place, or zone. there are four zones in an outdoor kitchen - wet, cold, hot and dry. faulk said getting these in the right combination makes prepping food, cooking and cleaning much easier. "keep the cold zone next to the wet zone. this makes it easier to move things from the cold zone refrigerator to the wet zone sink to wash them off and get them ready for the...
How Green Is Your House?An eco-friendly approach to home care
...ency, greener products are those that are shown to have less health or environmental impacts than similar products that have the same function. the epa has made it easy to identify earth-friendly cleaning supplies by introducing a design for the environment label that designates products deemed safer for personal health and the environment. other categories of green products may be harder t...
4 Tips to Make Home Maintenance Easier
...talling features such as under-cabinet lighting. glue dots are a handy solution that won't damage the surface, don't expand and won't make a mess. get organized. daily home maintenance tasks like cleaning are easier when they are done along the way rather than letting them pile up, creating a bigger job. store everyday needs in each room, or on each floor. for maximum efficiency, keep cleaning...
Tips for Tackling Holiday Messes
...this holiday season, create a welcoming environment for your guests. from getting your home ready for company to managing the many messes that come with a packed home, there are several cleaning tips to help you enjoy the fun at hand without the extra stress. "the holiday season offers up an abundance of get-togethers," said coryanne ettiene, home and lifestyle expert at kitchen living with corya...
Bathroom Upgrades to Impress Guests
...id a messy kitchen. a delta faucet with touch2o technology makes it easy to start and stop the flow of water with a simple tap anywhere on the handle or spout - a perfect accessory for quick and easy cleaning. whether you're ramping up for game day or holiday cocktails with the in-laws, the entertaining season can be made much easier with a few simple adjustments. for additional home upgrades an...
Earth-Friendly Ways to Welcome Babies, Pets
...l help preserve pretty places for them to explore and enjoy as they grow. the good news is that there are easy and effective sustainability solutions that will allow you to focus on enjoying - and cleaning up after - your family without extra effort. * save money: adding another person or pet to the household also adds a lot of costs. be friendly to your wallet and the earth by purchasing p...
Tips for a Clean, Guest-Ready Home
...now is the season for enjoying backyard bbqs and poolside parties with friends and family - not being trapped in the house for pre- and post-party cleaning. with a little planning, you can minimize time spent on daily chores and maximize time spent soaking up the sun and creating memories with guests. here are a few quick tips to clean and prep your home for a season of get-togethers - anytime...
Setting the Mood for Summer in the Home
...do basic prep work for the next day: slicing fruit for breakfast, portioning out sandwich meat for lunch, laying out clothes for the next day. finish up by swiping counters with a fresh fruit-scented cleaning spray for a clean slate in the morning. taking care of a few chores the night before provides a few extra minutes to spend with the kids or relaxing over coffee before the start of a new day....
Smart Kids' Rooms that Grow with Time
...ow. change up bedding and other decorative items. dress up cubbies and storage spaces with pops of color using handy closetmaid fabric drawers, which can be easily removed to encourage to help out at cleaning time. on the walls, avoid the cost and work of repainting to match each new look by using temporary adornments, such as decals that peel away leaving no sticky residue. "you're doing yourse...
5 Ways to Create a Safer Bathroom
... for every style of cabinet or drawer are readily available at local hardware stores. if you have small children (or if they visit), remember to lock away medications, small electrical appliances and cleaning supplies. above all, never leave children unattended in the bath or shower. * don't get burned. water heater thermostats can be preset up to 140 degrees, a temperature that can easily bur...
Caring for Your Stone Surfaces
...owner's time and attention. "but do your homework first," cautions lenny sciarrino, a third-generation stone care expert and co-founder of granite gold brand stone care products. "common household cleaning products can damage granite, marble and other natural stone, and that can lead to costly repair and replacement." he also warns homeowners to be wary about misleading promises with some do...
A Sparkling, Spotless Home-Spring cleaning solutions to make your house shine
...mily, refer to this guide for tips that will make your home feel shiny and new again. easy to manage and maneuver if dragging a cumbersome vacuum from room to room isn't your idea of a productive cleaning experience, consider a smarter option. the hoover air steerable bagless upright offers a lightweight unit that lifts and removes deeply embedded dirt with three suction channels. the hoover a...
Take Time to Tackle Home Maintenance
...follow the "safety" checklist from trusted hgtv contractor mike holmes keeping a healthy home for your family means more than daily chores and the occasional deep cleaning. it's important to add inspections of often overlooked areas and regular maintenance to your list of tasks. "every home can have unhealthy, harmful, or even hazardous areas," said mike holmes, renowned contractor on hgtv and h...
Get Your Home Ready for Outdoor Entertaining
...ishes and glassware and make sure they are spotless. to get tableware sparkling clean, use a rinse aid like oxicleantm dishwashing booster in addition to your dishwasher detergent. it helps boost the cleaning performance of your dishwasher detergent to remove cloudy film, spots, and streaks that detergent alone can leave behind. with the right tips and tricks you can easily prep your home for ...
Deep Clean Forgotten Areas of Your Home
...common household items can suffer from the wear and tear of everyday use, but a few simple cleaning tricks will help keep them in good condition and extend their lifespan, saving you money and angst in the long run. here are a few ideas to help you get started: dryer: make sure to empty the dryer's lint trap on a regular basis. keeping this often forgotten area lint-free will increase the efficie...
Green Ways to Beautify Your Home
...s with plant-based ingredients and that are free from artificial chemicals, colors and fragrances. and learn to make your own cleaners, too. baking soda and vinegar are natural products with a lot of cleaning power. making some green improvements around your house is easier than you think - and the payoff is a beautiful home and a better environment...
Spring Cleaning Shortcuts
...(family features) spring brings a sense of fresh beginnings, and for many, that includes the annual ritual of spring cleaning. a survey conducted by the american cleaning institute found that 62 percent of people engage in spring cleaning each year, and their top three priorities are the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. this year, spring cleaning doesn't have to be a long, dreaded process. follow t...
Start planning now for spring's home makeover
... changing needs without compromising on style," says sarah reep, merillat cabinetry's design lead. - clean house: when you're ready to get started on your remodel, you won't want to worry about cleaning. take time now to look at everything stored in your kitchen and pantry and determine what stays and what can go. it'll make prepping for renovation projects that much easier. how old are thos...
Fresh Tips for Holiday Sparkle
... baking soda is great for counters, stainless steel sinks, cutting boards, microwaves, lunch boxes, wooden spoons, oven tops, range hoods and more. * more cooking this time of year also means more cleaning around the kitchen. soak encrusted grease and food on roasting pans or enamel cookware by dampening with hot water and sprinkling baking soda into the dish detergent, let sit for an hour, and...
The surprising truth about carpet
... like a filter, trapping allergens and keeping them out of the air you and your family breathe. these trapped allergens, such as pollen, pet dander and dust, can then easily be removed through proper cleaning techniques. think of your carpet like you would a sweater in your wardrobe. if you wear a sweater, it eventually gets dirty and needs to be washed. your carpet is walked on by people and p...
Four steps to a more beautiful bathroom
...orate storage options that can add style while saving space. rather than a traditional towel bar, try staggered wall hooks or a standing coat rack. keep items like extra hand towels, toilet paper and cleaning supplies easily available in woven wicker baskets, and arrange counter toiletries in unused serving trays beneath the vanity or on floating shelves. pieces of furniture found in other rooms i...
Get Your Kitchen Holiday Ready
... smells are kept at bay. one way you can do that is with the dual-action formula of ultra palmolive(r) dish and sponge freshtm dish liquid, which washes away odor-causing residue on sponges while its cleaning action helps remove stuck-on food. dishes are left sparkling clean and sponges are left smelling fresh. another way to help keep your sponge smelling fresh? properly clean your sponges b...
Kitchen Cleaning - Organize Your Approach
...maintaining a clean kitchen is important. however, there are often cleaning tasks that get put on hold because they require a great deal of time and effort. according to the scrubbing bubbles dirty work index survey, men and women agree the kitchen is the most difficult room to clean after the bathroom. luckily, following a few simple steps and using all-purpose kitchen cleaners make tackling toug...
Cleaning Made Simple
...giving your home a good cleaning doesn't have to be a big chore. you can make the whole house look and feel fresher by focusing on a few key areas. floors even if you vacuum regularly, floors and carpets could use a deep down cleaning now and then. -for carpeted areas - start by vacuuming as usual, to pick up surface debris. move as much furniture out of the room as possible. (if you can't m...
Choosing the Right Light Bulb
... from each bulb. color selections are modeled after the natural cycle of daylight, from sunrise to sunset. for example, yellow boxes represent bulbs with strong, vibrant light ideal for home cooking, cleaning and grooming, while purple boxes represent subtle and reassuring light for use at night. for more tips on finding the light bulb that's right for your needs, visit www.gelighting.com/ligh...
Painting Kids' Rooms: Tips and Tricks to Get it Right
...free. sheen savvy sheen determines how shiny your paint looks when it's dry. choosing the right sheen adds the perfect finishing touch on a room, and it can make a big difference when it comes to cleaning up. semi-gloss - brings a soft shine to the room without being overpowering. it's good for kids' rooms because it's durable and easy to clean. you can wipe off crayon and pencil marks with...
Freshen Up Your Home, Naturally
...ding biologist and author lisa beres shares these simple solutions to naturally create and maintain a fresh home: kitchen refrigerator: remove foul odors and stains from leftovers in the fridge by cleaning the drawers and shelves with a homemade cleaning solution. simply add a few drops of natural dish soap to a bowl of baking soda and stir until it creates a thick paste. also, store an open bo...
Pest Prevention Basics/What you need to know to keep pests out of your home
... you find. check around windows, in corners or other out of the way spots. -check for leaking water lines under the sink and in the shower/tub area. -clean faucets and shower heads. -supplement cleaning with proper insecticide treatment. treat around baseboards, in cracks and crevices and other likely hiding places. kitchen common pests: ants, roaches, rodents insects and rodents look...
Simple projects to spruce up the look of your home
...ing before the weather gets really nice and you want to spend more time outside. windows spring is a great time to take a look at your window treatments and see if they could use a little love. cleaning your blinds and washing your curtains can give your indoor space a little extra life. if you're repainting, you may also want to consider repainting or restaining your window frames. you can ...
Home organization for the busy household
... allowing you to create chore charts for family members and assign each task a time slot or day of the week. place the chart on the door of the refrigerator, so everyone sees it regularly. schedule a cleaning task as you would a play date or other fun activity. * tackle one room at a time: to prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed, it is important to identify the areas that need to be orga...
A Beauty Routine for Your Furniture
...nt survey conducted by thenest.com, nine out of 10 women say they have either a basic or no understanding of how to care for their furniture. and nearly half (44.7 percent) of respondents think about cleaning only when it's time to entertain - which means most furnishings are not properly taken care of on a regular basis. to help educate people and get them to rethink traditional furniture cle...
Time-Saving Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms
...ir mate to clean the house. this number soars to 74 percent for new moms. in addition, the survey found that moms don't get to take breaks for special occasions. in fact, half of all moms reported cleaning the kitchen after a special meal on their own birthday and even mother's day. thirty-six percent of new moms reported cleaning up the mess on their first mother's day. when it comes to kee...
Clean House Naturally and Avoid Toxic Cleansers
...it's time to tackle the annual home cleaning. but just because you're thoroughly washing, scrubbing and disinfecting your home, doesn't mean you need to turn to cleansers with harsh ingredients and chemicals. in fact, you can easily clean using inexpensive products already in your kitchen, such as vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. use these tips to clean your home naturally. start seeing c...
Tips and Tricks to Get Your Home Clean
...d. to reach the tops of bookshelves and ceiling corners, use a high powered vacuum such as the hoover windtunnel air bagless upright vacuum with a 12-foot premium stretch hose that allows for optimal cleaning reach. weighing just 12 pounds, it's easy to use in any part of the house, and the powerful wind technology helps remove even deeply embedded dirt within carpeting. for hard-to-reach areas, y...
Simple projects to spruce up the look of your home
...ing before the weather gets really nice and you want to spend more time outside. windows spring is a great time to take a look at your window treatments and see if they could use a little love. cleaning your blinds and washing your curtains can give your indoor space a little extra life. if you're repainting, you may also want to consider repainting or restaining your window frames. you can ...
Interior design trends: Easy seasonal changes refresh and revive your home
... a piece of wall art. these elements, while subtle, will work together to provide a seamless update to any drab decor. 4. cut the clutter of course any home refresh is not complete without some cleaning. don't let spring cleaning overwhelm you - start small and go through any clutter, sorting into piles to use, store, give away and throw away. a good dusting goes a long way too, so be sure t...
Simple Tricks to Refresh Your Home
...staying indoors so much during the winter months can create clutter and mess around the house. but you can wake up and spruce up a tired-looking home with a few simple cleaning and organizing routines. here are some tips and tricks for making your home spring-clean right now, one room at a time. living room * window blinds collect dust and dust mites all winter. to clean plastic blinds, add gr...
Household Budgeting: To Save or to Spend?
...ing oral health and can save you money down the line. avoid costly dental expenses by purchasing a quality electric toothbrush, brushing and flossing two or more times daily, and keeping those dental cleaning appointments. * green appliances - when upgrading kitchen or other household appliances, spending more up front can mean big savings later. "the average household spends $1,400 a year on en...
Do-It-Yourself Home Projects Help You Save
...droom, kitchen, or living room is easy with snap-together pieces. check out www.diynetwork.com for step-by-step instructions. make cleanup a breeze whether you're changing the oil in your car or cleaning up latex paint, save yourself time and hassle with grime boss heavy duty hand cleaning wipes, which are tough on big messes, but gentle enough to use on your face and hands. learn more abou...
The Clean You Need, at a Fraction of the Cost
...less of the water temperature. whether running the dish washer or loading the laundry machine, turn the dial to cold for savings. use, wash, repeat laundry rooms are often dubbed mud rooms. when cleaning these floors and surfaces, use reusable products like cloth towels whenever possible. in addition to being a green option, you'll save money by not going through rolls and rolls of pricey pap...
Holiday Cleaning Hints
...rt and grime from household electronics, leaving behind only a streak-free shine. get rid of smudges - doorknobs, light switches, phones and more can get smudges and fingerprints. give them a good cleaning with windex original glass and surface wipes - this is a great job for the kids to tackle. just in time for the holiday entertaining season, these easy tips will make your house a shiny, c...
Get Your Kitchen Holiday-Ready
...hing detergent. then wash the entire cabinet, including the handle areas, with an oil soap solution, such as murphy oil soap. just wipe lightly with the solution and buff dry immediately with a terry cleaning cloth. always wipe dry with any grain or pattern. * if cabinets are dull from wear or age, spray furniture polish lightly across the exterior to fill in the pores and restore the life of the...
Prep Your Home for Months Indoors
...s and cooler nights mean more time spent indoors. for many americans, this is the perfect season to take simple steps toward a cleaner and more efficient home. according to a recent survey by the cleaning institute organization, 96 percent of people think it's very important to have a clean home. but with family obligations, busy work schedules and extracurricular activities, we sometimes fall...
Protect Your Deck Now
...ash. there are a number of substances that can get on your deck during the summer that could cause problems during the winter. for example, mold and mildew can cause erosion on various types of wood. cleaning the deck can also prevent dry rot, which is wood decay caused by fungi. start by removing furniture and planters for storage. moisture between caught between the deck and planters or furn...
Top Tips for Party Prep
...keeping them clean and pristine." jeanne's tip: to keep natural stone countertops looking new over time, use a protective sealer such as dupont granite and marble countertop sealer. for everyday cleaning, avoid the use of all-purpose cleaners that can degrade the sealer and dull the surface. a better choice would be dupont granite and marble countertop cleaner + protector, because it cleans a...
Low Maintenance Living from James Hardie
...ke advantage of those areas that receive too much water. indoor chores: technological advances have made it easier to streamline household chores and save time. from robot vacuum cleaners and self-cleaning windows, to high efficiency washers and self-cleaning ovens, there are plenty of ways to cut down on chore time. and not all cleaning advances are gadget related. look for multipurpose cleane...
Make Your Home Cleaner and Greener
... - open windows while painting and use fans to vent fumes. - when sanding or removing old paint, wear a dust mask or respirator to prevent particle inhalation. keep the area well ventilated. cleaning products it used to be that buying a natural cleaning product meant paying more money for worse performance. no longer. natural cleaning products can provide great performance without leavin...
Earth-Friendly Household Tips Made Easy
...s a list from www.plasticbagrecycling.org of some of the items you can recycle at in-store recycling bins: -clean and dry ziploc brand bags -plastic grocery or retail bags -newspaper bags -dry-cleaning bags -bread and produce bags -toilet paper, napkin and paper-towel wraps -plastic shipping envelopes -clean plastic bags labeled #2 or #4 contact your local retailer with a collection ...
Time-Saving Tools for Household Chores
...from yard work and pest control to cleaning and taking care of home systems, there's a lot that goes into maintaining a house. everything home offers practical tips and expert know-how to help anyone take good care of their home. (family features) having a clean and tidy home is a high priority for many people, but so is having time for fun and relaxation. cleaning can take a lot of time, but t...
Make Every Day Earth Day
...on the act, too. some schools sponsor "walk to school" days to help cut emissions and get kids more physically active. clean green. you don't need harsh chemical cleaners to take care of household cleaning. natural products like baking soda can tackle many of your everyday chores. church & dwight co., inc, the maker of arm & hammer was the first corporate sponsor of the original earth day in 19...
Savvy Home Improvements
...y not appeal to future buyers. * marble countertops may look nice in the beginning, but the porous stone needs constant maintenance. marble can be damaged by water, burned by hot pans and eroded by cleaning products. unless extreme care is used, it is possible that marble countertops will need to be replaced at the time of sale. * high-tech systems for the internet or sound are a nice luxury, ...
The ABC'S for Keeping the Home Healthier for Children
... or other strong odors or sprays. strong fragrances and odors may aggravate allergy symptoms, so be sure that children prone to allergies are not in the house when spraying fragrances or using strong cleaning products. b is for balance: maintain a consistent balance in the home to help minimize allergens. keep the windows shut and use central air conditioning during high pollen seasons to help ...
Hardwood finishes are more eco-friendly than ever
...while paints, stains and other coatings can be emitters of vocs, they are not alone. vocs are emitted from many other products found in the home including carpeting, electronics, cosmetics, plastics, cleaning supplies, tobacco products and more. thanks to advances in wood-coating technology, many of today's finishes are better than ever. zero-and low-voc finishes deliver the same quality, dura...
Keep fresh air flowing during dry winter months
...r heating, ventilation and air conditioning (hvac) system is equally - if not more - critical to keeping the indoor air quality of your home safe and systems operating at peak efficiency. changing or cleaning your filters regularly will minimize the introduction of dust and other contaminants into your home. check your owner's manual or contact an hvac professional to determine the appropriate fil...
Cold weather offers perfect opportunity to work on these projects
...iquidators' room designer that allow homeowners to easily pull together their dream homes. after all your projects, big or small, are completed, use the colder months to set a schedule for spring cleaning and home improvement. setting an agenda will help you avoid having to rush through the summer to get projects done, and ensure you have the time to enjoy the rewards of your hard work. ...
Tips for a Clean House During the Holidays
...for more than 80 years, we know that families want to spend more time together during the holidays," said samuel monnie, director of brand management for kenmore floor care appliances. "breaking your cleaning tasks down into a few easy steps can help you to spruce up your space, while still having plenty of time to enjoy the season." the home cleaning geniuses at kenmore have several simple ide...
Holiday Tidy-ings: How to Simplify Celebrations and Cut Costs This Season
...d and arranging fruit, vegetable or cheese platters. so, when guests ask to help, it's easy to refer them to the list. * handy dandy tool kit - before you begin dusting and spraying, put all your cleaning supplies into a basket and carry it with you while you clean. having everything with you will help make you more efficient. * pet hair emergency - the guests are about to arrive and sudden...
Stop Stinky Kitchen Smells with Easy Tips from the "Queen of Clean"
...od left in their refrigerator, meal-time dinner scraps and leftovers as the top three odors they'd like to have scent protection from. "kitchens are a breeding ground for olfactory offenses," says cleaning expert linda cobb, also known as the "queen of clean." "but as easy as it is to create these foul odors, it's just as easy to alleviate them." cobb offers short-cuts to stamping out stink in...
How Indoor Air Quality Impacts Health
...e proactive about keeping their families healthy indoors. education is the first step.” according to the study, americans are more likely to improve air quality by making temporary changes—such as cleaning carpets, using cleaning products that promise to reduce pollutants and cleaning and/or disinfecting ducts. however, there are things that can have a longer lasting affect such as: keeping ...
Green Your Clean
.... with so many products making vague claims, it can be hard to make an informed decision. what works? what's truly natural? this guide to greening your clean will help you make smarter, more natural cleaning choices for your home. the problem many families today are looking for ways to minimize their exposure to harsh chemical fumes and residues. but as they look for new alternatives, they ...
Cleaning From Top to Bottom Tips and Secrets for a Cleaner, Healthier Home
...when it comes to the routine of cleaning, homeowners tend to be more concerned with stacks of dirty dishes (66 percent), piles of laundry (58 percent) and dust balls on their carpet (57 percent), according to a survey commissioned by 3m, maker of filtrete air cleaning filters. but they often forget about other areas of the home - such as bedding, shower doors and even stuffed animals - that can be...
Dare to DIY / Home maintenance you can do yourself
...logged, try clearing it with a plumber's snake to loosen the debris. then use the hose to get it all out. prepare the air bring your house out of winter hibernation - start from the inside out by cleaning the filter and the air-conditioning unit. dirty filters restrict air flow, which means the unit uses more energy to work. you should replace or clean filters every one or two months. to cle...
Three Tips for a Greener Garage
...you may be one of the millions of people making eco-friendly changes around your home, but have you thought about going green in the garage? garages store more than just cars. they store paint and cleaning supplies, tools and lawn care equipment - all of which can pose environmental hazards. these tips from the experts at black & decker will help you green your garage. go gas-free this spri...
Naturally Clean and Fresh
...ish silver flatware, deodorize your household, and exfoliate skin, among many other uses? why it works: baking soda is a natural, safe, effective and gentle solution for multiple personal and home cleaning needs, which is why it has been a household staple for over 160 years. arm & hammer has a long history of environmental awareness, and was even the sole corporate sponsor of the first earth d...
Laundry Room Redo
...n up this chore and make it more efficient. tidy up. the first step is to declutter and clean up the laundry room. get rid of broken hampers, recycle used containers and give everything a thorough cleaning. sweep and mop the floor - and don't forget to clean up the washer and dryer, too. when dust, trash and grime are gone, you'll feel more efficient already. sort it out. set up a three bin s...
Getting the "Green Light" at Home
...from re-organizing the home office to cleaning out the basement, there are small projects that you can tackle year-round that will help make environmental improvements to your home and enhance your living space. for your next task, consider updating the "lightscape" of your home - it's as easy as changing a light bulb...literally. lighting is approximately 20 percent of the average household's ene...
Strategize for a Speedy Spring Cleaning
...sible urge to stay inside to clean away the dust and dirt that have collected during the winter months. whether you like to scour the house for a top-to-bottom buffing or you prefer to spread shorter cleaning sessions over several weeks, spring cleaning doesn't have to be a big chore. cleaning expert linda cobb, host of diy-do it yourself network's "talking dirty with the queen of clean," know...
Greener Living - Simple steps toward a more natural home
...ll. running several smaller loads instead of a full load wastes both water and energy. foil spills. line the oven, broiler and burners with aluminum foil for easier (and less harsh) clean up. green cleaning. use natural cleaning products made from plant-based ingredients. josh dorfman is a green lifestyle expert and author of "the lazy environmentalist." he places several green works natural cle...
How to Clean Wood Floors
...make your own wood floor cleaning solution and easily wipe you way to to the cleanest wood floors you've ever seen!...
How to Clean a Carpet, Carpet Cleaning Tips, Care for Carpeting | Mohawk Flooring
...you've made a great investment by choosing mohawk carpet. your new carpet will last for years, and with the right care and maintenance, you'll be able to keep it looking new and extend its life...
Karastan Carpets - KEEPING YOUR FLOOR BEAUTIFUL
...karastan carpets and rugs are renowned for their exquisite beauty, quality and resilience. by following a few care and cleaning guidelines for your flooring, you can expect years of enjoyment...
Why Pergo Rigid Vinyl?
...pergo sets the new standard for greatness by combining the strength and rich visual of hardwood with the fashion, durability, and cleaning ease of vinyl flooring....
wall preparation
...The preliminary cleaning of walls to prepare them for wallcovering. Also can include patching cracks/holes and applying a primer-sealer...
fuzzing
...Hairy effect on fabric surface caused by fibers slipping out of the yarn with wear or wet cleaning...
antron lumena®
...commercial applications with all the qualities of DuPont Antron® Type 6,6 nylon fiber. Antron Lumena® gives carpets unsurpassed stain cleanability. Most stains can be removed without the use of harsh cleaning agents. (See "Antron® nylon."...
fading
...Loss of color caused by sunlight or artificial light, atmospheric gases including ozone, nitrogen dioxide and hydrogen sulphide, cleaning and bleaching chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite, and other household and industrial products. Commercial installations in areas where such exposures occur require care in selection of colorfast carpet...
auto-scrubber
...A machine that has two compartments, one for a cleaning solution and the other for recovering soiled solution. As the cleaning solution is applied to the floor, rotating brushes or pads scrub the surface and the soiled solution is picked up at the back of the machine with the use of a self-contained vacuum system...
detergent
...Cleaning solutions that consist of water and one or more of the following ingredients: Surfactants, builders, solvents, chelating agents and soap...
flaking
...Finish that pulls away from floor in small pieces, usually aided by mechanical action of shoe-twisting on finish. Caused by wax contamination or poor cleaning prior to recoating...
hard water
...Water, which contains the ions of magnesium and calcium. When hard water is used in a cleaning system, insoluble materials may form. This is called a precipitate. Hard water is usually expressed in parts per million or grains. 1 grain hard water = 18 PPM hard water...
neutral cleaner
...A cleaning product that has a pH near 7.0. They are recommended for daily use on finished floors or alkaline sensitive floors like marble because of their non-harmful effects on the finish or flooring...
pH
...The measure of hydroxyl (OH-) or hydrogen (H+) ions in a solution. Acids contain varying levels of hydrogen ions, bases contain hydroxyl ions. A pH of 7 is neutral, but for cleaning purposes, a pH of 5-9 is considered to be in the “neutral” range. Below 5 is acidic and greater than 9 is alkalin...
Teflon®
...the Antron® Excel fibre system and is available only on carpets of Antron® Excel nylon and Antron® Excel SC solution dyed nylon. Only Teflon® is durable enough to withstand heavy traffic and multiple cleanings...
Mannington's Ultra Clean
...nington Adura and porcelain floors. It features a non-toxic, water-based formula that won't leave behind any dullness or residue. This is the best laminate floor cleaner for regular maintenance, spot cleaning and targeting tough and stubborn stains. Convenient 32 ounce spray bottle is ready to use...

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