Happy New Year!


2153475927_48bba96b7c_mThank you! Thank you! Thank you! to all of the loyal readers of Floor Talk! 2008 has been an exciting year for the blog and we have enjoyed an abundent amount of success helping those that are looking to buy flooring, have already made a flooring purchase or are looking to see what’s out there before deciding if a flooring purchase is right for them.

Thanks to you – here’s a list of the years top 10 most successful posts.

1. How to choose a grout color (over 5000 visits!)

2. The right way to clean ceramic tile

3. 2008 Color trends

4. The difference between vinyl and linoleum

5. What feeding the bears and ruining your hardwood floors have in common

6. Baby safe floor cleaners

7. Trends in flooring – carpet and area rugs

8. Dare to be different – trends in exotic flooring

9. Glass tiles – sizes, textures and design

10. Consideration for choosing interior paint colors

We look forward to a new year and more blog posts to help those of you that are interested in flooring, design and the latest trends. Feel free to let us know if there are any topics you would like to learn more about in the upcoming new year. What you want to read is the most important goal to us!

How to keep laminate floors clean – Reader Question

laminate_beauty_shot3Question: Do you recommend any products to clean laminated floors? Our home is located on sandy soil and no matter how much I sweep you can see dog and shoe prints. Help, please. There is no information available from the manufacturer.

Answer: Normally the product that is recommended is from the manufacturer, but if there is no information available from the manufacturer, I have only heard good things about Bona Floor Care Products.

For more information on other cleaning and maintenance practices that are equally as important as the cleaner itself, refer to an earlier post on Test Your Laminate Flooring Knowledge.

Often, the problem with foot and paw prints is that the dirt was not trapped outside and is being tracked inside. One solution to help with this problem is using walk off mats at each entrance to your home.

Daily maintenance like sweeping with a terry cloth head mop (also available from Bona) will help with this problem.

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