Whatever we think about cleaning and maintenance, we all can agree the they're
essential in keeping our floors looking new longer, not to mention reflecting
pride in our homes, and, of course, contributing to our quality of life.
That's why Mohawk, the world's largest manufacturer of flooring products,
created Mohawk FloorCare
Essentials, a revolutionary floor care system for all hard and soft flooring
surfaces in your home. The result of years of research and development, not only
are these products indispensable for regular floor cleaning and maintenance,
they're also essential for spill and stain emergencies. Mohawk FloorCare
Essentials works on both wet and dry spills, and you can use them on other
surfaces, too, like countertops, upholstery, drapes, tile and grout.
Essentials include special non-toxic, chemical-free and soap-free spray-on
cleaners made from natural ingredients. They're incredibly effective, yet pet,
people and environmentally safe. Fast and easy to use, the Mohawk FloorCare
Essentials cleaning solutions are rinse-free and quick drying, leaving behind no
soapy residue to reattract stains or soil.
of the affected area should begin immediately upon discovery. The more
time that elapses before treatment, the more difficult a stain will be to
remove. For best results, use Mohawk
FloorCare Essentials Carpet Cleaner.
gently scrape food spill away from carpet, removing as much as possible.
Mohawk FloorCare Essentials Carpet Stain Remover and cleaner
to the stain, working from outer edge toward the center to avoid
spreading. Blot with a clean White Cloth, do not rub or
scrub, as the carpet may fuzz. Continue to spray and blot until
the stain is gone. Do not over saturate carpet - use small
amounts of solution and blot frequently.
any stain removal, it is important to use clean cloth for cleanup.
dirt, and even dust, takes the form of hard particles. When left in the
carpet these gritty, sharp particles abrade the pile of the carpet.
Regular vacuuming not only prolongs the life of the carpet, but will
enhance its appearance as well. Most soiling in carpet is of the dry,
particle type which can be removed with a vacuum cleaner.
high traffic lanes daily, medium to high traffic areas twice weekly, and
the entire house at least once a week.
a vacuum with a rotating brush or beater bar. Change the bags often and
check the beater bars for burs and gouges so as not to damage the surface
of the carpet. Some thick loop pile carpets will fuzz if a rotating brush
vacuum is used. In this case we recommend a suction vacuum only.
Carpet Preventative Maintenance
use of mats or runners at all home entrances and on uncarpeted areas
adjacent to carpet will reduce soil and moisture in traffic areas. Clean
mats and any other rugs placed over carpet regularly.
use of furniture coasters to distribute the weight of heavy items is also
recommended, especially for furniture with wheels. Take care when moving
furniture with wheels by putting a protective barrier between the wheels
and the carpet.
extend the beauty of your carpeting, close drapes or blinds during hours
of direct sunlight.
extreme caution with all bleaches, tile cleaners, mildew removers, oven
cleaners, drain openers and plant food. They are strong chemicals that can
permanently discolor or dissolve carpet fibers.
Carpet Cleaning Recommendations
with regular vacuuming, soil particles and oily dirt will cling to the
carpet fibers. With foot traffic these particles and oily dirt are driven
deep into the carpet. We recommend professional hot water extraction every
18 to 24 months. Periodic cleaning, using the hot water extraction method
performed by a professional cleaner, will refresh carpet appearance.
most used areas, such as entrances, doorways, traffic lanes, and in front
of chairs will collect dirt faster than other areas. Clean these areas as
they begin to show soil. This will stop dirt from spreading, and will
extend the time between professional cleaning.