Cleaning Tips For Your New Home

From time to time we get questions on what cleaning tips & products to use when cleaning in your brand new home! 

Below are a few which we suggest.

Laminate Flooring 

  • Sweep or vacuum your Laminate floor regularly to avoid built up dust in cracks. 
  • Clean floor occasionally using a mop & Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner
  • Allow floor to dry before walking on as walking on damp floor may cause streaks & marks. 
  • Never use steel wool or abrasive cleaners which scratch your floor. 

Tile Flooring:

  • Sweep or vacuum tile floor regularly
  • Wash floor occasionally with a mop & Armstrong Once n Done or other tile cleaner. 

Our local lumber yard, Border View Lumber,  stocks Armstrong Once n Done for cleaning ceramic and vinyl floors. However, any non-residual ammonia based cleaner or vinegar mixture would do as well.


  • Blot any water dry from faucet surface after use. 
  • Clean with non-abrasive sponge & soft clean cloth to keep product looking beautiful. 
  • Remove water spots with warm water & soft damp cloth. 
  • Never use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, or heavy duty scrub sponges.
  • Hard water stains can be removed using 50/50 solution of white vinegar & water. Be certain to rinse surface thoroughly with water afterwards. 
  • Windex Original Glass Cleaner can be used for additional cleaning when used according to manufacturers instructions for use.


Clean cupboards with non-abrasive soap and water mixture. Wipe first with slightly damp cloth then with a clean, dry cloth. Do not leave wood wet for any amount of time, as this can cause warping. Work with the grain of the wood when cleaning and polishing. Always ensure no water is left in any of the cracks.

Fireplace Stone:

To clean dirt or other particles first try a simple soft bristle brush. If necessary use a solution of mild detergent with water and scrub the surface with a soft bristle brush. Rinse with clean water to remove any cleaning solution that might remain on the surface. Never use wire brushes, acid cleaners, power washers, bleach, paint remover or any other type of concrete cleaners.

Quartz Countertop:

Mild soap and warm water is always the best method to maintaining your beautiful new countertops. For difficult to remove grime, try a mild alcohol based cleaner or a Scotch-Brite pad. Diluted bleach can be used, but leave this as a last resort, and be very cautious as not to leave any residue on your top after cleaning.

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In 2013 we started looking for a house again and we went right back to where we had a good experience the first time. Our new house was delivered in Sept of 2015.

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  • My ideas were brought to reality, I have lots of ideas and John worked with us and helped get them onto the plan, then his workers did great work in getting it into reality.
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  • We were able to make friends with the crew, and they cared.

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