Carpet Care & Maintenance
The most important part of any carpet care routine is regular vacuuming. Soil particles can get ground down by foot traffic and damage your carpet's fibers, so it's imperative to remove dirt often. For shag carpets with long,cable-like fibers, use a suction-only vacuum or one with an adjustable brush.
Hardwood Care & Maintenance
Color loss & scratches a re just a few examples of common types of damage to which hardwood floors are susceptible. Save time and money with the right preventative measures.
Hardwood is a term used to describe all wood flooring, solid or engineered. I understand that wood is a natural material which will react to changes in its environment, including humidity and temperature. If properly maintained, hardwood flooring and/or cabinets will last the lifetime of a home. Any objects or impact that can damage hardwood lumber will also damage finished hardwood. It is not a surface that will be flawless forever. You must maintain your home's indoor relative humidity between 35%-45% with a whole home humidifier and/or dehumidifier. This will minimize the product shrinking and swelling. Temperatures in the space should be between 65° a nd 75° Fahrenheit at all times.
*Failure to follow these recommendations may result in poor performance or product failure and will not be covered by manufacturer or Monteriors Warranties.
Some squeaking, popping, or crackling is normal and possible when using staple-down or nail-down installation methods. These symptoms may be aggravated in arid areas or during dry conditions. This is not indicative of poor product or poor installation.
Laminate Care & Maintenance
Laminate floors may be durable, but that doesn't make them immune to all damage. Keep your laminate floors safe from damage and healthy for years to come with these regular care and maintenance techniques.
Tile Care & Maintenance
Tiles and stone floors are probably the easiest type of flooring to maintain and keep clean. Daily cleaning should include sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming to remove the accumulated dirt that can scratch or dull your tiles.
LVT/LVP Care & Maintenance
Luxury vinyl flooring is the ideal solution for busy households. Not only is it beautiful, but luxury vinyl is easy to clean and maintain with these tips from the experts. Resilient vinyl flooring is a great solution for the busy lifestyles that so many households lead today. Luxury vinyl requires only a few minutes' worth of care each day to stay looking clean.
Area Rug Care & Maintenance
Keep your area rug around for the long haul with care and maintenance tips from our experts. Weekly vacuuming can remove trapped dirt, allergens, and high-traffic areas may need even more frequent vacuuming. Remember to disconnect your vacuum's rotator brush if you have a shag rug. For shag area rugs, it's important to protect the long, cable-like yarns when vacuuming. Not only can long yarns wrap around your vacuum 's rotator brush, but the brush itself can damage your rug's fibers. To prevent such damage, carefully disconnect the brush before vacuuming.
General Cabinet Care & Maintenance
Cabinets are one of the first things people notice about your kitchen or bathroom. Their appearance contributes to the ambiance and overall look of both spaces, which is why you should take good care of them to ensure they last over time. The secret to keeping your kitchen and bathroom cabinets looking and working great is proper maintenance. Clean your kitchen cabinets regularly to help extend their life, for both appearance and functionality.
Spills and Splatters
Cleaning Products to Avoid
Avoid Excessive Moisture on Cabinetry around sinks, dishwashers and steam from appliances
Temperature and Humidity Levels
Granite COUNTERTOP Care & Maintenance
The easiest way to keep your stone looking great is to avoid bad habits that may damage it. Granite, marble, travertine, limestone, soapstone, quartz countertops and other solid surfaces like these are similar in many ways, but their differences require varying degrees of maintenance.
How to know when to Re-Seal your Granite
Quartz COUNTERTOP Care & Maintenance
Quartz is a beautiful, durable and resilient countertop surface that will provide you with many years of trouble-free performance. Follow these simple and easy steps to keep your Quartz countertops looking brand new daily.
Marble COUNTERTOP Care & Maintenance
Although marble is a beautiful and durable stone surface for kitchen countertops, it requires specific care for cleaning and maintenance. Marble is composed of calcium carbonate which makes it susceptible to etching by any acid-based foods or cleaning products including vinegar and lemon juice.
Laminate COUNTERTOP Care & Maintenance
Laminate countertops are plastic, so they are non-porous and very easy to clean. Here are a few tips for laminate care that will keep yours looking new for many years.
Hunter Douglas Care & Maintenance
Window treatments are designed to require minimal care and cleaning. There's nothing quite like looking out a crystal-clear window on a bright sunny day. But if the curtains surrounding that sparkling window are dusty and dirty it spoils the view. You can follow these simple easy steps to keep your coverings maintained and looking new every day.
Recommended Cleaning Methods
Ultrasonic Cleaning Professional ultrasonic cleaning is recommended for several products.
Injection/Extraction Cleaning System This type of cleaning injects a cleaning solution into the fabric and immediately extracts the dirty solution. It is a very effective way to deep clean your window treatments. The service is typically performed in the home so there is no need to remove the window treatments. Products that can use this method include most soft, fabric- based Hunter Douglas products (refer to the charts in the Care & Cleaning section).
Steaming can be done to remove wrinkles from some fabrics. A handheld travel-size steamer that provides continuous steam is best. Do not hold steamer head in direct contact with the fabric. A distance of 6" to 8" from the fabric folds is recommended. Heavy-duty steamers are not recommended.
Appliance Care & Maintenance
When cleaning your home, don't forget to clean your appliances. We've come up with some tips on the best ways to keep them gleaming and fresh in between uses. For detailed instructions on cleaning your specific appliance, have your model number handy to find its Use and Care Manual.
Refrigerators & Freezers
Ranges & Ovens
Hoods & Vents