Floor maintenance is more than a simple floor cleaning. The type of flooring you have will determine the type of floor maintenance you will perform. For example, taking care of your solid hardwood floors will be similar to taking care of your engineered wood flooring. However, the way you would care for a wood floors would be considerable different than the way you will maintain your tile floors. The chemicals, solvents and instruments used on the many different surfaces will change from floor type to floor type. Corlew and Perry has helped thousands of customers with their floor maintenance needs for nearly 100 years.
Wood Floor Maintenance
Some of the most common ways that we help customers with their wood floors are screening and recoating, sanding and finishing and wood floor repairs. A screen and recoat is simple scuffing up the topmost layer of polyurethane and reapplying fresh polyurethane which will give the shine that many customers are looking for. Screening and recoating should take place annually. When a floor has lots of scratches and big scuffs, this will usually require sanding and finishing the floors. Refinishing your wood floors is a great way to renew your solid wood floors, but can be difficult and sometimes impossible on engineered wood floors. Refinishing, also known as sanding and finishing, is a process where the top most layer of the floor is sanded down to the raw wood, re-stained & then re-sealed. It is also a great way to change the colors of your floors. Another way we help with floor maintenance is wood floor repairs. Sometimes floors get broken planks, deep gouges and even water damage. Corlew and Perry can assist you with all of your hardwood floor maintenance needs. Learn more about wood floor maintenance.
Tile Floor Maintenance
Sweeping or vacuuming tile flooring is an easy way to keep dust and dirt from collecting in the grout. It is also extremely important to do this before damp mopping to avoid soaking dust and dirt into the grout. Damp mopping, or using a damp mop to go over the tile and grout, is essential to keeping tiles clean and grout lines from turning dark. Please note, that you should change the water if it begins to look dirty in order to keep from staining the grout. This will usually give you clean tiles and grout without the use of harsh chemicals. The secret is to do this weekly, so the dust and dirt does not build up. Learn more about tile floor maintenance.
Marble Floor Maintenance
Marble floors has been around for centuries. In ancient Rome marble was used for sculptures as well. Marble is a a byproduct of limestone and is created when limestone endures intense pressure for long periods of time. Marble floor maintenance, much like tile floors is relatively easy if attended to frequently. Simply using a cotton string mop and warm water, will go a long way in helping maintain your marble floors. After much use and traffic marble floors may need to be honed and polished. Learn more about marble floor maintenance.
There are few floors that require less maintenance than terrazzo. However, many people have difficulty keeping their floors looking great. Most folks simply don’t have time and don’t really understand terrazzo flooring and how to care for it. The stones used in terrazzo are generally non-absorbent, but the concrete used is porous and requires skilled maintenance. Knowing how to care for these terrazzo floors is important and Corlew and Perry has decades of experience in maintaining terrazzo floors. Learn more about terrazzo floors and their maintenance.