Floor coverings

Carpets

  • Taylor Wimpey_HO_Lifestyle lo res-0115Vacuuming regularly will help prevent premature wear and is recommended two to three times a week to prevent crushing and matting. This will also allow for loose fibres that may be shed by some cut pile carpets and appear as ‘fluff’ on the surface to be removed. The excess fibre is only a small fraction of the total fibre contained in the carpet and its removal will not affect the wear performance
  • Shading – all cut pile carpets are liable to shading: light and dark patches due to uneven crushing on the surface. Please note, crushing is not a defect but a natural occurrence of this soft material

Vinyl

  • Best cleaned with a solution of warm water and a few drops of washing up liquid
  • Never use an abrasive powder or alkaline detergent and cleaners which claim to need no rinsing as they may cause permanent damage
  • Stubborn marks can be removed with white spirit or gentle rubbing with a fine grade nylon pad

Laminate

  • Your laminate flooring can be vacuumed using a specific hard floor attachment for everyday cleaning. Stubborn dirt can be cleaned using a slightly damp mop, which has been thoroughly wrung out
  • It is advisable that you protect your laminate floor by covering the feet of furniture with felt or plastic pads to avoid scratching
  • With all floor coverings these are only general tips. Please refer to manufacturers guidelines for specifics.