This information article main page contains various sections to provide answers to your flooring related needs and questions.
What is flooring?
Flooring describes materials used for the permanent covering of a floor, be it originally constructed of wood, cement, or other building materials. Flooring can be made up of specially treated wood, laminate wood material, tile sections, or synthetic materials such as vinyl.
Flooring is sometimes used interchangeably with the name floor covering, although technically “flooring” is often used to describe wood flooring, laminated wood, ceramic tile, stone, and coated foundations. “Floor covering” on the other hand often describes loosely laid (and installed) materials that can be replaced such as carpet, rugs, linoleum, and vinyl flooring.
If you’ve got vinyl flooring, you can usually get away with the majority of spills and stains as linoleum is a particularly resistant material, which is why it’s so popular in kitchens. Unfortunately, some stains are a lot more stubborn to remove. Here’s what you can do.
Coated or sealed floors
Flooring with water-based polyurethane needs a different approach than other types of coated wood floors. Here’s what you need to know and a great how-to guide on cleaning this type of flooring the right way.
Matte hardwood floors have a unique style and appearance you can’t get elsewhere. However, you’ll need to care for them differently than sealed or coated wood. Read on to learn how simple it is!
Streaks on your bamboo floor typically happen when there is dust, dirt, or debris on the floor before mopping or when using dirty water. The great news is that it’s easy to prevent with proper cleaning techniques as you’ll learn here.