Flooring Care Precautions When Removing Shoe Marks

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16-1113tm-vector2-3507Shoe marks and other unsightly stains age can make your floor unsightly. And while it is important to remove these marks, you have to use the appropriate method depending on the type of flooring you are cleaning. You have to be cautious and not damage your flooring trying to remove shoe marks. Below are tips for removing shoe marks from flooring:

Perform A Test First

While most of the methods used to remove shoe marks from various floors are always safe and effective, it is recommended that you test a small, inconspicuous area of the floor if you are using a new cleaning solution. This will assure you that the cleanser won’t discolor or damage your flooring. 

Avoid Using Colored Erasers

Using erasers to wipe off shoe marks from tile and hardwood floors is the safest and easiest method. However, for white or light colored floors, using colored erasers may worsen the situation instead of solving it. Use clear or light-colored erasers for such floors to get rid of the stubborn scuff marks that taint the appearance of your expensive flooring. 

Leave Your Floor Dry

After using a recommended approach to get rid of these marks marring your floor, it is advisable that you dry the area thoroughly. A damp floor, especially on hardwood and laminate flooring, gets damaged quickly. 

Choosing the Right Tennis Ball

When using a tennis ball cleaning method, make sure to use official standard light-green balls because cheaper versions may leave some of their color or some of the smudge behind.

Check the Manufacturer’s Guidelines 

Always refer to your manufacturer or retailer of your particular floor for precautions and additional tips on removing shoe marks if you aren’t sure of how to clean your floor using certain methods. 

It is important to be careful when trying to clean up your floor to remove various stains so as to avoid worsening the situation. And if you would like assistance with your flooring care or any other home cleaning tasks then do not hesitate to contact The Maids of Ashburn, in Sterling, Virginia.

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