Tile Cleaning

How to choose pet friendly flooring?

Cute CatHow do you have a pet and still have a lovely home to live in? That is a good question. It is estimated that 63% of Australian households have at least one pet.

We love our pets! 

Pets traffic can be tough on some types of floors. Flooring is a personal preference and having a few house rules can make it easier for you and your pets to live in harmony.

  • Have areas that your pet can’t go. It is best to prevent your pets from having free run of your carpeted areas, especially your bedrooms.
  • Rugs and mats. Have a special rug or mat for your pet to sit on and have their own place to be.
  • Trim your pets nails frequently. Pet nails can scratch your floor, if you don’t keep them trimmed.
  • Sweep your floor regularly. Many pets moult and drop their fur (hair), no matter what flooring you have this hair should be regularly swept up.

Wood laminate or hardwood floor are most prone to being scratched. Hardwood floors can be re-sanded and brought back to life at a later date or have the rustic country look.

Vinyl is a common flooring option that many people choose when they have both pets and children. Tile flooring is another popular choice and comes in a range of colours and finishes. These types of flooring are very practical and exceedingly durable; they are long-lasting and resistant to scratching and moisture which makes them a good choice for pet friendly homes.

Carpets are not a good option for pets and as the piles or loops in your carpet can catch on your pets claws and carpets will carry odours from where your pet has been. If you do have carpets make sure you have a mat, rug or even better a low bed off the carpet where your pet can sit. These mats and rugs can then be cleaned regularly to prevent odour to your carpets.

No matter what type of flooring you choice regular sweeping, vacuuming and cleaning is a must to prevent fur, hair, dirt and sand which your pets have brought in from building up and making your floors dirty or and scratching them.

Your tile and carpets will benefit from an annual professional carpet clean which will bring them back to their best and make sure you get the full life from your flooring.

Book your appointment with Country Life Carpet Care today.

How to clean your tiles?

Tiles - Before and after tile cleaningHere is how to clean your tiles?

Dirty tiles and grout are caused by the build-up of dirty water from mops, footwear and spills. We recommend that after your tile have been cleaned with a mild soap that you wash them over with a microfibre cloth and hot water only. It is also important to maintain the tiles with a neutral cleaner at regular intervals. We can advise you on the correct product for the job.

Here are household tips to maintain your tile floors and keep them clean.

Regular sweeping

Dirt build up can easily scratch your tile surface and sweeping it away regularly is very important and as soon as you see it will help prevent this. Using a vacuum cleaner is good too especially for the edges or tile gaps where sweeping will be hard to remove all the dirt that gets caught there.

Wipe or Mop

Wipe or mop your tile floor twice using only the simplest solution; water. Never use concentrated cleaners, your tiles are generally not too dirty if you do it often and by regularly cleaning up spills as they happen and cleaning with hot water you will keep it that way. You can dry-mop it after a few minutes of wet mopping.

Use walk-off mats or rugs

Dirt prevention is always better than dirt cleaning. With walk-off mats or rugs, you have already eliminated more than half of the dirt that’s supposed to touch your tile floor. Just keep in mind to shake them off often.

Spot cleaning

Thicker dirt like wet soil or mud from shoes can be annoying and sweeping it could possibly spread the dirt leading to more cleaning. The best solution to this is spot cleaning with damp cloth followed by a dry clean cloth.

Avoid the DON’Ts

In cleaning your tiles, don’t use steel wool or other abrasives that can scratch the finish of the tile. Also avoid using concentrated bleach solutions or ammonia cleaners as it can cause discolouration on your tiles. Use recommended cleaning products for your tiles which are safe and worry-free, ask if you are not sure.

Your tile floor is a large investment so by using these simple tips you will protect it. Maintaining your tiles cleanliness increases its lifespan as well as the value of your home.

Over time your tiles may start to lose that new look shine, that where Country Life Carpet Cleaning can help with professional tile cleaning to bring your tiles back to their former glory. Call for more information, get a quote and a test sample on your tiles.

Why do my tiles look dirty even after I have just cleaned them?

clean tilesTiles are a great flooring choice as they require little maintenance to keep its durability for longer years. Just mix a little amount of vinegar and water as your cleaner then gently rub it on the tile surface, fast and easy; perfect to save you time and money.

However, some tiles are hard to clean as they are not cleaned regularly or easily get dirty after cleaning. These causes can leave your tiles looking dirty even after you have cleaned them so it is time to call in the professional tile cleaners.

There are 3 things that make tile cleaning hard for you:

  1. Grout residue
  2. Soap scum
  3. Chemical marks

Grout residue

After your tiles have been laid and grouted, the grout must be left to set. Once the grout is set the grout residue needs to be buffed off your tiles to make sure no grout haze is left. If the grout reside was not remove after the tiles were laid your tiles will never look really clean. If you grout has not been sealed it can also trap dirt making it hard for you to wash the dirt away as when the tile is dry, the cycle continues all over again. Time to call in a professional tile cleaner!

Soap scum

Soap or detergent can build up on your tiles and trap dirt. Using soapy cleaners only makes the effect worse and cause a build-up of dirt, making the tiles look drab. Pour a small amount of water on a tile surface then gently scrub itto check for any suds.

Follow these tips for tile cleaning:

  1. Use proper neutral cleaner
  2. Avoid chemical cleaner

Use proper cleaner

Use a neutral tile and grout cleaner to remove dirt and any detergent build-up on tile surface. Make sure to follow the directions then rinse thoroughly to avoid having the same problem.

Avoid chemical cleaner

Avoid harsh chemical cleaners as they can wreck the surface of your tiles causing even more damage.

My tiles always look dirty even after I have just cleaned them!

Call in a tile cleaning professional, call Country Life Carpet Care on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403 to discuss your tile cleaning needs. We can clean your tiles and then seal your grout making it much easier for you to keep your tiles clean and looking great for much longer. Book an appointment now!

Common tile cleaning mistakes you should avoid!

tilesYou tiles are looking grubby and it is time to clean them. Where to start?

Here are some things to avoid to make sure your tiles look the best for as long as they can. Remember that some tile cleaning mistakes can cause irreversible damage, read on to avoid these mistakes.

Common tile cleaning mistakes you should know!

  1. Excessive scrubbing
  2. Too much cleaner
  3. Using the wrong product
  4. Not acting quickly

Mistake 1.

Excessive scrubbing, scrubbing too much will wreck the surface of your tiles over time. You may think that the harder you scrub on your tile floor, the better the result will be. This is a big mistake! When you scrub too much, you can damage your tile floor in the process creating cracks and scratches in your tiles and ruin your grout.

Mistake 2.

Too much cleaner. The more products you use on your tile floor, the more you then have to remove it again. More cleaner means cleaner floor doesn’t mean a cleaner floor it means more work for you. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and only use the recommended amount – plus, it will save you money too!

Mistake 3.

Using the wrong product. Before you start using a cleaner, read the instructions and make sure it is the right cleaner for your type of tiles. Test the cleaner in a small patch behind a door, sink or toilet to make sure it doesn’t damage or harm your tile flooring. At Country Life Carpet Care we recommend a neutral cleaner, contact us for more details.

Mistake 4.

Not acting quickly. The longer you let the dirt, stain or damage sit on your tile floors, the harder these problems will be to fix. Act quickly on stains and damage so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your tile floor.

Common tile cleaning mistakes you should avoid!

Sometime no matter how hard you try your tile floors still look dirty. Then it is time to call in a professional tile cleaner. Contact Country Life Carpet Care for your cleaning needs.

Country Life Carpet Care are your tile and carpet professionals, we offer floor cleaning services for people in Bunbury and the surrounds. Ring us now for no obligation quotes.

Who can clean my carpets and tiles at once?

Country Life Carpet CareCall us. Country Life Carpet Care can clean your carpets and tiles in one visit. We guarantee you high quality service.

  1. Certificated technician
  2. Personalised service
  3. Safety procedures are applied
  4. Members of IICCR
  5. Police checked

Certificated technician

CLCC cleaners are certified cleaning technicians you can rely for all your carpet and tile cleaning needs. Whether we clean one or more flooring types, we guarantee you best results to satisfy your needs.

Personalised service

If you have specific requirements for cleaning, we are happy to do all your requests. All quotes are. Just tell us what you need and you can be rest assured that your floorings are in good hands.

Safety procedures are applied

CLCC cleaners are punctual and reliable to your household. We take the utmost care when cleaning your flooring. Please remember as a safety precaution it is best to keep children and pets away from the cleaning area, this keeps them safe and helps us to work efficiently, giving you the best results.

Police checked

Feel safe and comfortable with us. All our cleaners are police checked so you can have a sigh of relief knowing you’ve tapped the right company for your cleaning job.

Members of IICCR

As members of IICCR (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration) we can provide you reliable service to suit local conditions.  We accept EFTPOS (electronic funds transfer) so you can pay on site with your debit or credit cards, saves time.

Who can clean my carpets and tiles at once?

Country Life Carpet Care can do that job for you.

Call us today to book your appointment on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403. We also offer vinyl, mattress and upholstery cleaning services. Ring us for a free quote.

 

 

Spring cleaning checklist from CLCC

carpet cleaningGorgeous spring days are here, the sun is shining what better time to bring some of that Spring feel inside.

Spring cleaning time, cleaning your home and get it ready for summer blow away all the winter dust. Get professional cleaning services from Country Life Carpet Care to clean your floors. A clean home starts from the floor up.

Country Life Carpet Care (CLCC) – cleaning service Bunbury offer a variety of services to help with your Spring cleaning:

  1. Carpet cleaning
  2. Tile cleaning
  3. Upholstery cleaning
  4. Mattress cleaning
  5. Vinyl cleaning

Carpet cleaning

Sweeping and vacuuming alone is never enough to keep your carpet in tiptop condition. Call in CLCC to provide you reliable spring cleaning service, extending the life of your carpet perfect to save you money all year round. We offer steam carpet cleaning and dry clean for your carpets.

Tile cleaning

Nothing can beat the gorgeous appeal of clean tile flooring.  CLCC helps you revive the colour of your tiles making it look brand new. Thinking of replacing your floor, have it cleaned first. We use expert methodsthat can often breathe new life into your flooring and save you money on replacing it.

Upholstery cleaning

Pamper your guests on your newly cleaned, comfy lounge furniture. CLCC offers expert cleaning service to remove allergens, bacteria and any dirt existing within the fabrics of your upholstery. Dirty upholstery is very unappealing, unhealthy, irritating for asthma and allergy sufferers.

Mattress cleaning

Have a sound sleep anytime you need with clean mattress. Dusty mattress doesn’t just disturb your sleep, also wake you up sneezing and can cause other health complaints. Comfy sleep comes from clean mattress. Get our professional mattress cleaning service to save you time and money!

Vinyl cleaning

CLCC vinyl cleaning service to ensure perfectly clean flooring this Spring. We can inspect your vinyl flooring and provide the appropriate method for your specific conditions.

Spring cleaning checklist from CLCC

Clean floors, clean house. Start here.

Need help cleaning your flooring? Country Life Carpet Care got your back.

Contact Country Life Carpet Care on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403 to discuss your cleaning needs. Book an appointment and ring us now for a free quote.

Who can clean my carpets and tiles at once?

clean carpetCall us. Country Life Carpet Care can clean your carpets and tiles in one visit. We guarantee you high quality service.

  1. Certificated technician
  2. Personalised service
  3. Safety procedures are applied
  4. Members of IICCR
  5. Police checked

Certificated technician

CLCC cleaners are certified cleaning technicians you can rely for all your carpet and tile cleaning needs. Whether we clean one or more flooring types, we guarantee you best results to satisfy your needs.

Personalised service

If you have specific requirements for cleaning, we are happy to do all your requests. All quotes are free. Just tell us what you need and you can be rest assured that your floorings are in good hands.

Safety procedures are applied

CLCC cleaners are punctual and reliable to your household. We take the utmost care when cleaning your flooring. Please remember as a safety precaution it is best to keep children and pets away from the cleaning area, this keeps them safe and helps us to work efficiently, giving you the best results.tiles

Police checked

Feel safe and comfortable with us. All our cleaners are police checked so you can have a sigh of relief knowing you’ve tapped the right company for your cleaning job.

Members of IICCR

As members of IICCR (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration) we can provide you reliable service to suit local conditions.  We accept EFTPOS (electronic funds transfer)so you can pay on site with your debit or credit cards, saves time.

Who can clean my carpets and tiles at once?

Country Life Carpet Care can do that job for you.

Call us today to book your appointment on 1800 246 404 or 0407 246 403. We also offer vinyl, mattress and upholstery cleaning services. Ring us for a free quote.

How to keep feet marks off your tile floor?

tile floorTile floors look awesome. They are shiny, often come in white or light colours and look just beautiful. Their glossy appearance makes your home elegant stylish and modern looking. However, your tile floor will not look their best when they fall victim of stains, grime and feet marks!

Feet marks on your tile floor?

Mostly, you ignore feet marks as they seemed a common fixture on your tile floor. However, when there are too many and when it starts to make your tile floor ugly, it’s time to put a stop on it. Cleaning feet marks can be easy relatively easily compared to getting rid of stains but why clean when you can prevent it from happening?

After all, didn’t they say prevention is always better than cure? So, before feet marks appear, before people starts tracking in outside dirt, here are some great ways to keep the dirty feet marks off your tile floor.

Put down a rug

When put a strategic placed rug, people can wipe their feet off before entering. It will trap the dirt and lessen the chances of feet marks all over your tile floor. Plus, floor rugs come in different colours! You can add life and brightness to your home with colourful rugs.

Use the right cleaner

When foot marks are there, don’t let them stay on your tile floor. Clean them up with warm soapy water and then a rinse of just plain warm water and dry thoroughly. You will instantly remove any foot prints and make your tile floor look spotless again.

Have a shoe rack

A shoe rack at the entryway will signal your guests to take off their shoes before entering. That way, you don’t have to deal with shoe marks on your floor plus the possibility of dirt scratching your tile floor.

Do these things and you can make your tile floor look shiny, beautiful any time, all the time!

For your floor cleaning needs, contact Country Life Carpet Care. We are your cleaning buddies servicing in Bunbury and the surrounds. We offer cleaning services for different areas such as your tile flooring, carpets, upholstery and mattresses too. Ring us now, free quotes for you.

How do you clean stained tiles with stubborn dirt?

tilesDoes your bathroom tiles have stubborn stains on them?

Have you tried cleaning it but the stain just won’t budge? Relax. There are some stains that for the life of you, you cannot simply clean off, but is this one of them?It can be frustrating on your part. You just wish you can have that magic cleaner that can wipe off that horrible stain at once.

Should you replace your tiles?

When you can’t get rid of the dirt on your bathroom tiles, your first instinct is to remove them and have them replace with a new one. Well, it’s  a good idea, but definitely an expensive one. Do you have the budget?

Whether you have the budget or not, it’s worth a try to “save” your bathroom tiles first before replacing them. You might not know it, but you can bring back your tiles sparkle and bright appearance by cleaning them the right way!

Cleaning stained tiles with stubborn dirt

It’s normal for your bathroom to get dirty and stained due to regular use. Mostly, the dirt becomes part of the tile and it is harder and harder for you to remove them no matter how you scrub. Scrubbing them with steel wool doesn’t help at all – it will only damage your tiles.

In order to prevent dirt from settling in, always dry your bathroom floor. Don’t let any water or spillage dry on its own, but once your bathroom tiles are stained, how do you get it off?

Need help with tile cleaning?

Need help with your stubborn dirt in your bathroom?

There are many home remedies to clean subort dirt from tiles but remember to follow the instructions carefully and always do a test piece first.

Get professional help, call Country Life Carpet Care. You will be surprised at how lovely and sparkling your tiles will look and we can even seal your grout to prevent damage in the future.

How do you clean stained tiles with stubborn dirt?

Contact Country Life Carpet Care we are your local tile cleaning professionals.Our cleaning skills will help you deal even with the most stubborn dirt you can find in your home. Ring us now and book an appointment to suit your schedule.

How to avoid these common tile floor cleaning mistakes?

kitchen tilesYour floor tiles are one of the most expensive purchases you have ever made. However, it is also the most neglected part of your home. Probably because your floor is way out of sight and below your eye line but this doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are the lists of most common tile floor cleaning mistakes:

  • Leaving spills sit on tile floor for too long
  • Attempting to clean tiles with excessive scrubbing and harsh chemicals
  • Using the wrong tool when vacuuming
  • Incorrect mopping techniques
  • Over wetting the tiles

These cleaning mistakes are more common than you might think and if done regularly can ruin your tile floors.

Clean tile floors

Having a clean tile floor makes your home look fresh and inviting. It also makes your home a cleaner and healthier place to live. However, you have to take note that daily wear and tear can make your tile look tired over time. In order to keep your tiles looking new, you have to invest some time into regular cleaning.

Tile floor cleaning mistakes

Keeping your tile clean is pretty easy, provided that you know how to clean them the right way. Yes, there is a proper way to clean your tile floor in order to achieve quality results. Remember, incorrect cleaning methods can lead to further problems and even cause damage to your tiles.

Avoid these common mistakesby:

  • Always mopping up any spills immediately they occur.
  • Never use harsh chemicals or excessive scrubbing on any tile surfaces
  • When vacuuming always use the tool that is designed for hard surfaces.
  • Use correct mopping techniques
  • Don’t ever over wet your tiles, if unsure dry mop immediately after mopping to remove any excess water

If you have excessively dirty tiles it is best to get professional advice. If unsure about how to clean your tile floor, contact a professional and let them do the cleaning for you.

Annual professional cleaning is recommended to keep them in tip top condition and bring your tile floor back to their former shine. Contact Country Life Carpet Care, we are your tile cleaning professionals in Bunbury and we will travel to surrounding areas. We offer cleaning services that can include grout sealing, tile floor cleaning, carpet, upholstery and even mattresses too. Ring us now and we’ll come to your place.