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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

Love the Outdoors!

Posted by Texas Flooring Gallery on Feb 20, 2020 11:30:00 AM

What all do you need to throw a back yard gathering?

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Topics: Waterproof flooring, tile, design, kitchen, outdoor

New House Inspiration

Posted by Texas Flooring Gallery on Jan 21, 2020 12:15:00 PM

We get asked quite frequently if we can do new construction homes... um, YES PLEASE. One of our favorite things in the world is a fresh clean slate. Getting to walk through each part of a house with the owner and helping their dreams come to life... could it get any better?! 

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Topics: Insider, Flooring, tile, design

Don't be ScArEd of the cost!

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

Deciding to get new floors can be kind of scary. You start noticing loose and cracked tiles one day and the next thing you know you're being quoted for thousands of dollars worth of new flooring. How do you decide to pay for it? Do you back out now and just deal with it? Or take out a personal loan? Do you put it on a credit card? Then you have to worry about the interest charged on that loan or that credit card. 

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Topics: Insider, Flooring, tile, 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

Red, White, and Blue, We’ve Got the Tile for You!

Posted by Texas Flooring Gallery on Jul 8, 2019 11:37:34 AM

We know that every one is different and with that comes all different types of styles! We want to help you "Express Yourself" with some fun options in the tile department! Don't worry, we also included a white option for all you scaredy cats! 

A classic trick to make any space look larger and brighter is to use the color white. 
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Topics: Flooring, tile

April Showers may bring flooding!

Posted by Texas Flooring Gallery on Apr 9, 2019 3:24:57 PM

Rain rain go away, come again another day, if your floors get wet today, we don't want you to have to pay!

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Topics: Flooring, Waterproof flooring, tile, hardwood floors

Fall in love with your home again!

Posted by Texas Flooring Gallery on Feb 5, 2019 12:30:00 PM

We all get to that point where we look around and are unhappy with the space we live in. How about instead of looking at new houses to fulfill your dreams, you update the one you're in! That may seem overwhelming to you but its not for us! The time and money you will save with fixing up what you already have will shock you! Let us come in and create a space that you love and are proud to show off! 

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Topics: Flooring, Farmhouse, tile, bathroom, design, kitchen

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