Raise your hand if you LOVE to clean? (Anyone? Anyone at all?)
Since cleaning is low on our list of “things we love to do”… We’re here to take a little pressure off of you by providing some information about what cleaners and sealers to use on what products. At Indoor City, we carry the products detailed below to help make your chores a little bit easier. Feel free to contact one of our designers or stop in the showroom – we’d be happy to help you make the right choice on what product to use on your new or existing flooring or countertops. We’d also love to hear about what fun plans you have in store for AFTER your pesky cleaning is out of the way… Let’s get down to business:
Once ‘n Done
Used on: no-wax vinyl, ceramic, marble, granite, terrazzo, slate, and stone.
Armstrong’s Once ‘n Done is a no rinse floor cleaner. It can be used on no-wax vinyl, ceramic, marble, granite, terrazzo, slate, and stone! It is safe on ceramic tile grout, but do not use on linoleum, hardwood, or cork. For standard cleaning just mop on 1 cap to 1 gallon warm water and you’re done! You do not have to worry about rinsing off as well as any dulling or sticky film. If you’re looking to do some extra-strength cleaning, mop on 5 caps to 1 gallon of warm water. For any of those tough spots use full strength, let it soak 2-3 minutes, loosen with a scrub brush or pad, and wipe away! However, do not use full strength on ceramic tile. This is a wonderful product for busy households looking for an effective one step cleaner!
Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Used on: Unwaxed, polyurethane finished wood floors.
Bona is a spray on hardwood floor cleaner specifically used on unwaxed, polyurethane finished wood only. To use Bona just lightly mist product in approximately a 4’ X 6’ area, then mop over and you are done! The cleaner does dry quickly so spray small portions at a time to avoid stickiness. If stickiness does occur, re-spray and mop the area immediately after.
Used on: all carpet
Capture is a 4-step carpet cleaning system. It is safe on all types of fibers and fabrics. You may use Capture on all stain resistant carpets and even wool rugs! It is great for use on pesky stains, as well as on your entire carpet to keep it looking new. Enjoy a clean carpet with these 4 easy steps! Step 1) Pre-Mist: Lightly spray soiled area with Soil Release Pre-Mist approximately 2’ away from carpet. For heavily soiled traffic areas, very gently brush pre-mist into the carpet. Step 2) Sprinkle Powder: Sprinkle entire area with Capture Deep Cleaning Powder. Step 3) To active powder, spread over area with brush from left, right, up and down. There is no need for heavy scrubbing. Step 4) Wait 30 minutes and vacuum up product. Although there are 4 steps to this method, it is still a very fast and easy solution to getting your carpets looking brand new again.
Used on: natural stone countertops
DuPont’s Revitalizer Cleaner and Protector is great for cleaning spills and messes on your natural stone countertop’s and surfaces. It is recommended for uses on natural stone surfaces such as granite, marble, limestone, travertine, slate, and sandstone. It features a built in sealer that reinforces protection for easy cleaning! To use, spray product directly on soiled area and remove with a dry towel, lint-free cloth, or sponge, and you are done! This product has a gentle formula and is available in citrus or cucumber scents.
DuPont BulletProof Sealer
Used on: natural stones such as marble, granite, limestone, slate, bluestone, Saltillo, travertine, and sandstone.
DuPont BulletProof Sealer is used for natural stones such as marble, granite, limestone, slate, bluestone, Saltillo, travertine, and sandstone. This product features advanced microband protection and can be used for interiors as well as exteriors. Before using, allow new grout installations to cure for a minimum of 72 hours. Make sure surfaces are clean, free of any waxes or cleaners, and retain a surface temperature of 50-80 degrees. Here’s how to apply sealer: liberally apply an even coat using a paint pad, roller, brush or low-pressure sprayer. Allow sealer to penetrate the surface for 10-15 minutes. During this time, keep the surface wet with sealer, adding more sealer as needed. Do not let sealer dry completely on surface. A second coat may be needed for porous, absorbent surfaces. If a second coat is required, it should be applied 30-40 minutes after the initial application. Following the final application, thoroughly wipe dry the entire surface with clean absorbent towels. Should a sealer residue appear, rewet the impacted section of the surface with sealer. Agitate the surface with a white nylon scrubbing pad to loosen residue and wipe dry with a clean, absorbent towel. A full cure is achieved in 24-72 hours. Use of the treated surface may resume in 6-8 hours.
DuPont Aerosol Grout Spray
Used on: sanded and unsanded grout
DuPont Advanced Grout Sealer is a product that protects grout from stains and keeps it looking brand new. It can be used for grout on natural stone, ceramic, and porcelain tile. For new installations, product may be applied within 2 hours of grouting! Although, for best results we recommend you wait 4 hours or more. For cured installations, grout must be clean, dry, and free of sealers and coatings. To use sealer, hold can 10 to 16 inches from the grout surface and spray evenly along grout line. After 10 to 15 minutes, wipe the entire surface with a dry cloth to remove any excess sealer. A second coat is recommended and may be applied within one hour of first coat. Traffic may begin 2 hours after application on cured grout. For newly installed grout, follow grout manufacturer’s guidance.