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Quarantine Cleaning

Posted by Texas Flooring Gallery on Apr 13, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Whether you're spending your quarantine time cleaning over and over again, or you're letting it all pile up until this is over...let's talk about some good ideas for deep cleaning and freshening up your flooring.

Let's start with deep cleaning tile.

  • start by removing everything off the floor (chairs, tables, rugs, etc)
  • sweep every inch of the tile
  • mop with your usual mopping technique 
  • mop a second time with a more aggressive cleaning solution
  • mix a solution of bleach, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide and us and eraser to scrub grout lines and bring them back to life. (Avoid bleach if your grout isn't white!)
  •  open windows to let it dry and air out

Now let's talk carpet...

  • remove all furniture off the floor
  • vacuum every inch in both directions
  • spot treat spots and stains with a good stain remover (Scrubbing bubbles works wonders!)
  • mix proper solution for your carpet cleaner (Rent one from your local grocer if you don't have one!)
  • shampoo every inch in slow, even tracks
  • open windows and place fans if you have any to dry the carpet evenly and smoothly
  • after it drys out completely and you've rinsed the shampooer, repeat for optimal cleaning

What about hardwoods?

  • sweep or vacuum every inch
  • prepare mop or steam mop with wood-acceptable solution
  • mop every inch
  • open windows and place fans to dry
  • use the best wood flooring conditioner for your flooring material and apply with soft rag as directions on the solution read
  • avoid walking on flooring for a day or so for the wax to soak in and really condition flooring

If you have every one of these type of flooring in your home... godspeed and good luck! You have a long couple days ahead, but we can promise it's worth it in the end. For optimal results we recommend doing this quarterly if you have time or at least twice a year. 

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Topics: carpet, tile, Spring Cleaning, cleaning

Holiday Rugs or Rugs for the Holidays?

Posted by Texas Flooring Gallery on Nov 15, 2019 12:15:00 PM

There are people who have special rugs just for the holidays...they bring them out once a year - it's the perfect time to get away with putting out a crazy pattern or a giant poinsettia in your floor, and then there are people who use the holidays as the perfect excuse to get a new rug to put in the living room, or under the dining room table.

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Topics: carpet, design, rug binding, rugs

Soften Your Fall

Posted by Texas Flooring Gallery on Sep 10, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Who's ready for crisp mornings, Saturday nights snuggled on the patio with a fire burning, football and crockpots on Sundays? I could go on and on, you know? There's something about planning for fall festival's, meshing holiday schedules with family, and the feeling of opening your windows on Saturday morning as the dog lays at your feet.

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Topics: Flooring, carpet, design

No mess, no stress!

Posted by Texas Flooring Gallery on Jul 31, 2019 8:01:06 AM
A new school year is just around the corner and we want you to be prepared for increased foot traffic - and messy school supplies! Your floors get stomped on, spilled on, played on, and this can cause lots of floor damage over time. Take the stress away with some easy steps to keep your floor protected.
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Topics: Flooring, carpet, tile, hardwood floors, laminate

Pour Some Sugar on MAY!

Posted by Texas Flooring Gallery on May 7, 2019 4:00:38 PM

Pour some sugar on May(...Get it?)! If you do happen to pour some candy or sugar on your carpet, we've got you. We have some helpful tips and tricks to help get you out of a sticky, stained mess.

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Topics: carpet, cleaning

The Gift That Keeps on Giving!

Posted by Texas Carpet Outlet on Dec 5, 2018 8:53:41 AM

We all know that shopping for Christmas gifts can be a pain and sometimes more frustrating than fun. What if we told you that you can give a Christmas gift that lasts a lifetime and you don’t have to do any work?  SIGN ME UP - am I right?

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Topics: Flooring, carpet, tile, bathroom

3 Stain Removal Tips for Thanksgiving!

Posted by Texas Carpet Outlet on Oct 30, 2018 3:35:48 PM
With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s a good idea to have a few carpet clean up tips for those “oops” moments. Everyone loves a fun filled holiday gathering, but the clean up…not so much. And, let’s face it, a Thanksgiving feast can do a number on your carpet. Here are a few carpet clean up tips to keep in mind as this messy holiday draws near.
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Topics: carpet