There are many options when it comes to flooring. Probably the two most common and popular flooring choices are carpet and hardwood. Each has a variety of characteristics that make them favorable in specific environments to match specific needs and tastes. Search the internet for ways to care for your flooring and you’ll find a lot of information. Unfortunately, there are some common myths that need to be cleared up to keep your flooring looking its best for as long as possible. Dixie Canyon Carpet Cleaning busts these myths here.

Carpet Care Myths

1. Vacuuming your carpet too much is damaging. You will not destroy your carpet if you vacuum it too often. You can vacuum it three to four times a week for years without any problems. Not only do dirty carpets pollute the air in your home they can also cause several health problems for you and your family. Vacuum regularly to keep your home clean and your family heathy.
2. Professional carpet cleaning can shrink your carpets. Most of the carpets manufactured today are made of nylon that is tied on a synthetic base. Synthetics do not shrink-even in hot water. There is no way your carpets will shrink or lose color when you have them professionally cleaned. Also, professionals know how to handle any type of carpet to prevent shrinkage and color loss.
3. Carpet cleaning makes it dirty more quickly. This only happens with improper cleaning practices. If your carpet doesn’t get clean the right way and chemicals or soap are left behind, it will attract more dust and dirt and look dirty faster. Proper cleaning methods and extraction need to be done to remove anything that will attract dirt. A properly cleaned carpet won’t pick up more dirt than it did before.

Hardwood Care Myths

1. Hardwood flooring needs regular waxing. This is a myth that has been around for a long time. While waxing is beneficial for hardwood floors, this myth is now outdated. This myth started when hardwood floors were introduced. The hardwood floors of today have made waxing less important because tung oil is no longer used. Tung oil lacked what was needed for durability and required hardwood floors to be waxed more frequently.
2. Refinishing is just sanding and stain application. There is more to it than that. A properly refinished hardwood floor needs furniture removal, prep work, dust control, nail setting, plugging dents and holes or board replacement. It should not be a DIY project if you want it to look good.
3. Refinishing is useless on badly scratched floors. Your floors probably look worse than they really are. Nail settings, dents, holes and other damage are almost always repairable by the right professional. Before you decide refinishing isn’t worth it, have an expert take a look. Proper refinishing can extend the life of your floor and it can save you money because you will not have to install a new one.

Carpet Cleaning, Hardwood Floor Refinishing & More in Greater Sherman Oaks, CA

Carpet cleaning and hardwood floor refinishing requires proper tools, products, methods and know-how. Dixie Canyon Carpet Cleaning can handle all your floor cleaning needs. Give us a call today!