We published a article on October 27, 2015 titled “Marble v Granite” on Article Directory. We submitted this article to help consumers decide which stone to use based on their needs. We hope the article is helpful to consumers when deciding which stone is most suitable for their particular situation.
Both are beautiful stones, however, it appears that granite is more practical in most cases. In our article we list the positive and negatives of both.
Our stone cleaning and restoration service is available to customers that what to preserve the life and beautify of their stone areas. We recommend that consumers have their stone resealed every 12 months to maintain its beauty and prolong it life/usage.
If you live in the St Louis area call Amant’s Floor Care for your marble/stone care and maintenance program at (636) 458-2500. We have been providing marble/stone care and maintenance programs to the St Louis area for many years and are considered the leading expert by many floor stores that refer their customers to us. Our technicians are certified and trained to make your floors look new again.
We have been in business for over 47 years and are now considered one of the leading experts about marble/stone care and maintenance. If you are not considering which stone to purchase, but already own a particular stone and need advice about its care and maintenance please refer to our blog post titled “Tips for Maintaining, Cleaning, and Protecting Your Stone.”
Have carpets cleaned frequently to increase health and prolong the life of your floor
Reasons to have your carpets cleaned frequently – carpet cleaning companies frequently recommend that you clean your carpets on a regular basis. However, that cost money! You might be able to compare it to proper car maintenance of insurance on your real estate. It does cost, but the cost to clean frequently will most likely be less than the consequences of not cleaning. Listed are reasons why you should clean your carpet frequently.
Properly cleaning and maintaining carpets:
Prolongs the life of carpeting – regular carpet cleaning, using the extraction method, will increase the life of carpets while protecting your floor covering investment. Carpet is expensive. Even cheap carpet is expensive, but will last longer if it is properly maintained.
Protects the quality of indoor air – carpets trap airborne pollutants, however, those pollutants must be removed in order to protect the carpet and maintain air quality indoors.
Makes carpet easier to maintain – carpet soiling is made up of dry soils. When carpets are kept clean, most dry soils are removed with vacuuming.
Removes spots and stains – as with other soils, spots and stains can attract more soiling. Removing them protects carpeting from additional damage.
Prevents buildup of allergens and bacteria – most soiling of carpets will results in additional buildup of unhealthy contaminants.
Improves the appearance of any carpeted room – clean, well-maintained carpets say a lot about the cleanliness of a home or commercial facility.
Improves worker morale – believe it or not, employees feel better about their work environment when it is clean, which includes the carpet.
Carpet cleaning removes dust mites and/or bedbugs that might have found a home in your carpets.
Carpet cleaning will help maintain the carpet’s warranty – many carpet warranties require that carpets be cleaned every 12-18 months using the extraction method.
Any single reason is sufficient to justify having your carpets cleaned frequently, but collectively, there is little left to doubt or argue that frequently cleaning your carpets is smart, safe and a good investment.
For more information call Kevin Amant at Amant’s Floor Care at (636) 458-2500. Amant’s Floor Care is the oldest family owned floor cleaning company in the St Louis metro area having been in business for 47 years. We are properly bonded and insured for your protection.
The three most important tasks that can be done on a daily basis to keep your stone looking new and extending the time before restoration is required: dust mop, dust mop & dust mop. The most destructive material to stone is dust, dirt, sand, small gravel and miscellaneous grit. This can be performed by using a non-treated dry dust mop or a vacuum with NO wheels and a soft bristle floor attachment.
ONLY use moisture when needed (example; spills, wet feet or muddy paws). If needed, must use neutral based cleaner or plain water. Never use an acid based cleaner, except vinegar or etching can occur.
All stone should have a penetrating sealer applied annually. This helps keep the stone and its grout from staining so quickly.
DO’S & DON’Ts
We strongly recommend that you follow these Do’s and Don’ts:
Do dust mop floor frequently.
Do clean surfaces with a neutral detergent or stone soap.
Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface with clean, clear water after washing.
Do blot up spills immediately.
Do protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or area rugs and countertop surfaces with coasters, trivets or placements.
Don’t use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces.
Don’t use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub and tile cleaners.
Don’t mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.
Don’t ever mix chemicals together unless directions specifically instruct you to do so.
Don’t use vacuum cleaners that are worn. The metal or plastic attachments or the wheels may scratch the stone’s surface.
Garvin Group Transfers Customer List to Amant's Floor CareAmant's Guarantees the Same Great Service!
If you attempted to reach The Garvin Group, the customer list was assigned to Amant's Floor Care, effective March 1, 2023. We guarantee the same great service that The Garvin Group provides. The owner retired and has selected us to serve the customers.