Five Step Now Carrying Rug Pads!

What kind of rug backing should you use underneath your fine rugs?

We’ve been asked that question many times by our customers, and now we have an in-house solution!

Oriental rugs add beauty and character to your home’s interior, but they are often a pain to deal with. They slip around on your hardwood floors. They can bunch up and cause tripping hazards.

To help our customers keep their rugs in place, we have begun carrying Duo-Lock rug pads. The Duo-Lock is an extra cushioned, high performance, rubber-backed rug pad. It’s non-slip, and will work with your oriental rugs, Persian rugs, and any kind of area rug. It has maximum gripping power and can be used on hard floors or carpets. Using an underlay solution like the Duo-Lock can help prolong the life of your rug by eliminating friction to the bottom of the rug. It even provides added padding for the comfort of your feet!

The Duo-Lock can be trimmed to fit any rug size. It is mold, mildew, and moth resistant and is easy to clean. This pad is guaranteed to retain its non-slip properties for ten years with proper maintenance.

Duo-Lock rug pads are available now! To get yours, give us a call at 828.772.1824 or get in touch via our contact form today. And while you’re at it, why not treat those fine rugs to a spa day at Five Step’s Asheville facility?

 

How to Safely Clean a Hardwood Floor

Deep cleaning hardwood floors is one of our specialties. We’ve cleaned a lot of wood floors and restored shine and beauty to even the most hopeless of cases. But in between professional cleanings, you still have to clean your floor! Our clients often ask our opinion about the best way to keep their wood floors looking clean and beautiful, so here are some tips.

  1. Remove dirt, debris, pet hair, and particulates from the floor first with a dust mop or the floor brush attachment of your vacuum.
  2. Once every two to four weeks, clean the floor using a liquid cleaner or oil soap specially formulated for hardwood floors. Follow the instructions on the container and make sure to dilute it sufficiently in water so as not to leave behind a sticky or filmy residue after you clean.
  3. Mix the cleaning solution in a bucket and use a sponge mop to clean the floors, wringing out the mop after each dip in the solution to ensure the floors do not get too wet. Once the entire area has been mopped with the cleaner, rinse the mop thoroughly and wet-mop the floor without cleaner.
  4. Leaving your hardwood floor damp may damage it, so make sure to dry the floor thoroughly using a dry towel.
  5. Prevent scratches in your floor by providing interior and exterior doormats and using protective pads or discs on the feet of tables, chairs, and sofas.

And there you have it! Follow these simple steps and your hardwood floors will stay bright and lustrous between deep cleanings.

If you live in the Asheville area, give us a call at 828.772.1824 or get in touch via our contact form today to schedule your wood floor cleaning! (And yes, we clean pine and laminate floors, too!)