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  • Vacuuming removes dirt that dulls appearance
  • Select a vacuum with good suction and strong beater bars, which brush the carpet and loosen dirt
  • Change vacuum bags and filters regularly
For general cleaning, use a dust mop, vacuum with the hard-floor attachment of your vacuum cleaner or wipe occasionally with a damp cotton or clothe mop.
Award Hardwood
  • Blot up spills and spots immediately (Standing moisture will penetrate into the wood causing irreversible discoloration and damages.)
  • Vacuum, dust mop, or sweep the floor to minimize abrasive grit and dirt. Note: Do not use vacuum with beater bars.
  • Periodically clean floor with WEARMAX HARDWOOD FLOOR CLEANER (Never use other cleaning products or detergents.)
  • ALWAYS WIPE DRY IMMEDIATELY until no moisture is visible on the floor.
  • Do not use wax, polish, oil soap, abrasive cleaners, steel wool, scouring powder, or ANY appreciable amount of water.
Ceramic Tile
Contaminants and spills on a glazed ceramic tile are, generally, easier to clean then other, more impervious surfaces. Glazed tile products should be cleaned routinely with an all-purpose, non oil-based household or commercial cleaner. The product chosen should also be grout joint cleaning compatible. The type of product may vary depending on the tile application and use. A multipurpose spray cleaner, which removes soap scum, hard water deposits, and mildew designed for every day use, can be used on wall tile areas in residential baths and showers.

The entire area should be cleaned and scrubbed with cleaner solution through the use of a cotton mop, cloth, sponge, or non-metallic brush. The entire area should be rinsed with clean water to remove any cleaning solution residue. Remember that you should sweep or vacuum floor areas prior to cleaning to remove any dust or debris. Routine cleaners should never contain acids or ammonia. Acids can damage the grout and the glazed surface of the tile, and ammonia can discolor the grout.

Unglazed tile should be cleaned routinely with concentrated tile cleaners that have a neutral pH for safe regular use. These cleaners are better suited at removing grease, oils and normal spills from unglazed products. Again these products will vary depending on the application, amount of traffic and the use. The product chosen should also be compatible with cleaning the grout joints at the same time.
Natural Stone
Natural stone requires a different maintenance routine than traditional, man-made ceramic tile. Many of the cleaners acceptable for use on ceramic tile can stain, damage or dull stone. Dirt and dust will scratch the surface of stone. Therefore, stone floors should be vacuumed or dust mopped frequently to remove abrasive agents from the stone surface. Natural stone should be cleaned with neutral cleaners. Stone cleaners should never contain acid or bleach. Acids, even a light solution of vinegar and water, will etch and eventually damage natural stone.
Bamboo flooring needs to be kept free of dust, dirt and grit. Even the tiniest particles of dirt can cause minute scratches on its surface. Sweeping regularly with a soft broom will ensure that dust doesn't do any damage.
For general cleaning, use a dust mop, vacuum with the hard-floor attachment of
your vacuum cleaner or wipe occasionally with a damp cotton or clothe mop.
IVC-Flexible Sheet Vinyl
  • Sweep the floor to remove loose dirt
  • Wash the floor with non-abrasive floor cleaner
  • Do not use soap based detergents
  • Do not use abrasive or mop and shine products
  • Do not use ammonia or bleaches
  • Do not use vacuum with rotating beater bar
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American Carpet One
302 Sand Island Access Road • Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: (808) 447-2751 • Fax: (808) 832-2026 • Customer Service: (808) 832-2020
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