Speed up the cleaning process by first dusting the floor with a mop that has been treated with a dusting agent to pick up dust, dirt, and pet hair that might scratch the floor surface. For weekly or biweekly cleaning, vacuum with a floor-brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner or an electric broom. Do not use a vacuum with a beater bar attachment, which can scratch a wood floor's finish. For quick dusting, use disposable electrostatic cloths, available at grocery and discount stores. Save money by using both sides of the disposable cloths.
Dirt, oil, and grime build up over time and aren't completely removed by a weekly dust mopping. For occasional deep cleaning (consider doing the cleaning in the spring or just before the winter holidays), use a wood-cleaning product diluted according to the label instructions. Saturate a sponge or rag mop in the water, then wring it almost dry so it feels only slightly damp to the touch. Damp-mop the floor, being careful to prevent standing water on the floor. Rinse with a clean mop dampened in clear water, but only if the cleaning product requires it. Wipe up excess liquid because standing water can damage wood surfaces. If the weather is humid, operate a ceiling fan or the air-conditioner to speed up drying. Arizona Carpet and Tile Installation FAQ Page
Consider your floor's finish before trying to remove a mark. If the stain is on the surface, your floor probably has a hard finish, such as urethane. If the stain has penetrated through to the wood, the floor probably has a soft oiled finish -- common in older homes whose floors have not been refinished and resealed. Wipe surface stains from a hard finish with a soft, clean cloth. Never use sandpaper, steel wool, or harsh chemicals on such a surface because they can permanently damage the finish. Arizona Carpet and Tile Installation FAQ Page
How does the subfloor need to be constructed for laminate installation?
The substrate or sub floor should be constructed so that the laminate floor can be installed according to the installation guide from the manufacturer. For a laminate installation, mineral sub floors (such as stone screed, concrete, or asphalt) wood composite constructions and wooden floorboards are best. Arizona Carpet and Tile Installation FAQ Page
Can I install a laminate floor in the bathroom?
Wood-look laminates are a great option for a bathroom since you should not install real hardwood in this room. Laminate is one of the more popular styles for bathrooms. This classic wood species with an open grain pattern, accented by dark swirls, can be stained in a variety of colors and works well with any bathroom décor. Pine is another popular choice for bathroom laminate flooring. Its light color brightens a room and can make a small bathroom appear bigger. Arizona Carpet and Tile Installation FAQ Page
Does the price of the carpet include carpet padding and carpet installation?
Yes we can bid the job with everything included or we can bid the job and take out parts of the installation. Usually we include tear out and haul away old carpet , Install new carpet with new padding. Arizona Carpet and Tile Installation FAQ Page
What is the charge for removing old carpet and carpet padding and hauling it away?
We do not charge for this service we include it with every new carpet installation Arizona Carpet and Tile Installation FAQ Page
Is vinyl water-resistant?
Depends on manufacture but vinyl flooring usually is a water resistant, scratch, dent and stain resistant option that is affordable and allows you to create continuous flooring surfaces. Installation is a breeze, it is easy to maintain, and will keep your home looking great for many years. Arizona Carpet and Tile Installation FAQ Page
What kid of tile can you install
We can install any kind of tile you pick out from travertine, ceramic, porcelain, marble, quarry, and saltillo. Arizona Carpet and Tile Installation FAQ Page
Do you stock carpet & Tile
We stock over 25 different types of carpet and can install next day in most cases. We can order pretty much any carpet you would like. We have access to over 200 different types of tile. Usually we can have the next day if not in a few days and install the next day as well. Arizona Carpet and Tile Installation FAQ Page