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How to Clean and Maintain Wooden Flooring

Cleaning and maintaining wooden floors or hardwood floors, as they are sometimes referred to, can seem quite daunting. I used to try and avoid the responsibility by covering as much of the floor area with carpets and rugs as possible and foolishly thinking that would keep the wooden flooring safe. However, irrespective of whether you lay a carpet over a hardwood floor or keep it as it is, you need to clean it regularly and maintain it in order to ensure it has a long lifespan. This is important because replacing wooden flooring can seriously pinch your pocket.

Before I tell you how to clean a hardwood floor, you first need to be sure about the type of hardwood finish you have. Is it a prefinished floor or a stained/unfinished floor? Does the floor sport a wax finish? Does it have a surface seal? What type of surface seal does it have?

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How Do You Get Burn Marks out of a Carpet?

When you are running around the house trying to get errands done, small accidents can happen quite easily. You may topple a hot straightening rod or an iron may fall flat onto the carpet — I know I have done it more than a few times. Perhaps, an unruly guest was not careful about where they ashed their cigarette. All said and done, accidents happen quite frequently and easily and you’re left with a gaping hole in your carpet that looks back at you angrily. There’s no need to worry, folks! The following are some ways you can get burn marks out of your carpet.

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How to Get Gloss Paint out of Carpet

A few months back I was getting my house repainted. As is required, I had covered all the furniture and carpets with either plastic sheets or cloth. Yet somehow bits of gloss paint managed to spill on the living room carpet. Unfortunately, I failed to notice this until the paint job was completed. By then the gloss paint had hardened and embedded itself into the carpet fibres.

At that point, I had no clue as to how I could get it removed. The carpet was an expensive one and I didn’t want to take a chance. So, I got in touch with a professional carpet cleaning service. Now the thing with gloss paint or any other oil-based paint is that if it’s not dealt with immediately, it’s almost impossible to completely remove it off the carpet. Faint traces of it continues to remain. And that’s exactly what happened with my carpet. The carpet cleaning service gave it their best shot, but a faint paint stain still remains. In the morning, when sunlight falls on it, it’s visible. At other times of the day, I don’t really notice it.

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Best Window Vacuum Cleaner 2019 – UK Reviews

If you’re enjoying your morning cup of coffee by the window but feel distracted by the scratches and marks left on your window pane from cleaning with the wrong equipment, you need a special window vacuum which will give you a spotless clean.

Having clean windows is of the utmost importance as it can make or break the look of your room. It is the only source of light your room may have but if it’s caked in dust and scratches, it can make your room look dingy and dull. Having ample natural light will also help keep your mood elevated.

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Best Garden Vacuum 2019 – UK Leaf Blower Reviews

Raking the dried leaves out of your front lawn and garden is no easy task. If you have larger trees in your garden, there’s a chance you may have to blow the leaves away every few days or at least once every fortnight.

Now, hiring a professional gardener is not something everyone can afford. But if you can get your hands on a convenient garden vacuum and leaf blower, that you can easily use by yourself, that’s half the battle won.

The following are three options I came across while researching garden vacuums.

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Best Cylinder Vacuum Cleaners 2019: UK Reviews

There are many types of vacuum cleaners that are available in the market at any given time. If you live in a relatively smaller home, it may be worth your time to look into cylinder vacuum cleaners, as these are usually smaller and lighter than the regular upright vacuum cleaners, which makes them ideal for use in smaller spaces.

Cylinder vacuum cleaners are relatively easier to manoeuvre around your home and also do not give trouble in storage when they aren’t being used. They are versatile and can be used on carpets, hard floors and stairs. They can also reach the harder to clean areas around your house with great ease than regular vacuum cleaners.

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Best Vacuum Cleaner For Carpets 2019: UK Reviews

Cleaning wasn’t my strongest suit and cleaning carpets was probably my biggest weakness. My neglect has resulted in at least two carpets getting damaged and spoiled. This was because even though I was using a good vacuum cleaner, it wasn’t the right one for the type of carpet I had. Then there were issues with stains on the carpet, which is a matter for separate discussion.

The variety of carpets available can become a bit confusing at the time of buying one. You need to keep in mind where the carpet will be placed to decide which type is ideal for it. And depending on the type of carpet, the process of cleaning it will vary.

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Best Bagless Vacuum Cleaner 2019 – UK Reviews

An economical and highly versatile appliance, the bagless vacuum cleaner is quickly becoming the most popular option amongst most households. They require less maintenance and replacement compared to bagged vacuum cleaners. This is because the dust and debris collected by the vacuum cleaner is deposited in an airtight dirt bin instead of a bag. Emptying out the bin is also extremely convenient.

These models are not only economical but also environmentally friendly. Most brands are now competing to create a bagless vacuum cleaner that packs all the power and punch of a bagged version.

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Best Vacuum Cleaner For Pet Hair 2019: Cat & Dog Owners Guide

If you’re a pet owner, cleaning your house and removing all the pet hair can be a never-ending task. If you have carpeted floors, getting the hair out of the fine fibres can be quite exhausting.

Equally, hard surfaces such as wood and tile are also challenging when it comes to pet hair. The hair sticks out like a sore thumb on hard flooring, and sweeping several times a day quickly becomes tiresome.

What you need is a vacuum cleaner that is specifically designed for dealing with pet hair. The ideal vacuum for pet hair will make it easier for the hair to be removed, and will also allow you to vacuum less than usual. Designated pet tools are also a must for dealing with carpet, hard floors, and upholstery.

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Best Robot Vacuum Under £200 – Cheap Roomba Alternatives

The rise of the robot vacuum is well and truly here! I think it all started with the Roomba which is awesome. However, I know that the price tag of that and other robot vacuums can be a little off-putting.

We are now entering the age of the budget-priced robot vacuum as there are a few models on the market right now that are much lower in price.

I have had the chance to look at three of the contenders for the best robot vacuum under £200 award. I was very interested to see how they compared to their more expensive counterparts.

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Small Vacuum Cleaners – Which Compact Hoover Is Best In 2019?

The need of the hour is a compact, small vacuum cleaner that takes care of all your cleaning needs without taking up too much space. It needs to be lightweight, small and yet be versatile and powerful enough to get even the most stubborn dirt.

There are several areas in your house that are prone to collecting dirt and dust. The carpet, upholstery, light fittings, corners, high surfaces, etc. Especially if you have pets, the chances of fine dust, hair and dirt getting stuck in invisible parts of your house are high. You, therefore, need a vacuum cleaner that can tackle all of these problems without requiring too much maintenance or work on your end.

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Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners – Top UK Hoovers 2019

If managing your vacuum cleaner takes more effort than actually cleaning your carpet, it is probably time to trade up that vacuum cleaner for a lighter one. Getting dust out of upholstery, crevices and corners can be frustrating enough.

But a cumbersome vacuum cleaner only makes it harder and does not even do the job any better than a lightweight one. Besides, it’s not as convenient to store either. All the bulk for no extra benefits!

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Upright Vacuum Cleaner Reviews: Best UK Hoovers 2019

If your home has carpets, curtains, and upholstery, as any furnished home typically has, you need a good vacuum cleaner to ensure you can keep your home dust-free. There are several options out in the market but a traditional upright vacuum cleaner is most likely to give you the most power and efficiency.

Being upright is not the only criteria, however. The vacuum cleaner should also have other features that make it a worthy buy. You need to take into account weight, filtration, versatility, etc. before making a decision.

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Shark Vacuum Cleaner Reviews UK – Which Shark Hoover Is Best In 2019?

Your house needs a deep clean and the only way to do that is to use a powerful vacuum cleaner. But which cleaner is going to serve your specific requirements? Should you get a corded one or a cordless one? Do you need a standard weight vacuum cleaner or a lightweight one?

There are several factors you must consider before buying a vacuum cleaner. I will go into all those factors in detail later. To begin with, you can go through these three products from Shark that I picked out from my research. These three vacuum cleaners come from the same company but are from different lines and ranges. Take a look at what all the company has to offer.

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Best Henry Hoover 2019 – Numatic Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

How can you not love Henry? I guarantee that if you let the kids pick a vacuum cleaner they would pick Henry and who could blame them?

Henry is a real British classic and even when I was a kid I had a soft spot for Henry. I have tested many vacuum cleaners over the years. Thanks to my kids and dogs they always get put through their paces very well.

I am very interested to see if Henry will still have that smile on his face once he has had a meeting with my house!

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Best Budget Vacuum Cleaners Under £100: Low Cost Value UK Models

While I love getting the chance to check out some of the most expensive vacuum cleaners, I know that for many people those are an extreme luxury item and out of reach for a lot of people.

However, a great vacuum cleaner does not have to cost you a fortune. That is why today I am looking at what is the best budget vacuum cleaner under £100.

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Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Reviews UK: Which One Is Really The Best In 2019 – Upright, Canister Or Stick

I do not think there is a bigger name in vacuum cleaners than Dyson. They are seen by most people as the highest quality vacuum cleaners and also the most expensive.

While some people may not be keen on the Dyson price tag, I think that everyone can agree that when it comes to raw power, Dyson is number one.

Dyson though has a ton of different models on the market and knowing what is the best Dyson vacuum cleaner can be tough.

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The Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners: Reviews Of The Latest Cordless Hoovers In The UK

A handheld vacuum cleaner is one of those devices that at first you think to yourself “do I really need one?”. But then when you actually use one, you wonder how you ever managed to live without it. A handheld vacuum cleaner is something that can be used to clean the house from top to bottom.

Not only that, you can take it outside to give the car a clean and reach all those annoying spots a regular vacuum cleaner cannot. Looking for the best handheld vacuum cleaner can be tough as there are so many great ones.

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Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners: Reviews Of The Latest UK Robotic Hoovers In 2019

I know that if you are reading this then you also want a little help or something that is just going to make your life a heck of a lot easier.

Thankfully making your life much easier is what a robot vacuum is all about and they are pretty cool gadgets that once you have gotten used to one, you will wonder how you ever managed without it.

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The Best Car Vacuum Cleaners: UK Guide To The Best Cordless Hoovers In 2019

Giving the car a good clean can be brutal. No matter if you drive on your own or if you have kids and pets making a mess, a car can very quickly become filthy.

In this guide, I will be reviewing five of the most highly regarded car vacuum cleaners on the market right now. I am going to put them through their paces and see which one is the best car vacuum cleaner.

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What Is The Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaner? Reviews Of The Top Cord-Free And Battery Operated Models in 2019

Vacuuming the house is not one of the most fun things in the world, especially if the vacuum you are using is not the best. You have to hoover over the same part time and time again, it turns itself off and in general, it makes an already annoying chore much worse!

Thankfully, there are many great cordless vacuum cleaners these days and I have been given the chance to test out some of the best cordless vacuums in the UK right now.

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Numatic Hetty Hoover HET200 Vacuum Cleaner Review

Henry Hoover is among the most popular vacuum cleaners in the UK, and today we are going to look at another of Henry’s siblings. Hetty Hoover is Henry’s sister and she is also a member of the Numatic family. Numatic has always put a lot of hard work into perfecting their brand and Hetty won’t disappoint you either.

Hetty is designed almost identically to Henry, with the only major difference being the colour (and the eyelashes). Hetty comes with a number of extra features and also has Eco technology, helping you consume less power and save money.

Despite her lower wattage, Hetty provides powerful suction thanks to her twin flow power motors. She can even switch between higher or lower power, depending on your cleaning needs. You might be surprised at how powerful and effective this little thing is. Read on as we go through the features and benefits of Hetty Hoover.

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Numatic George Vacuum Cleaner Review – Part Of The Henry Hoover Family

The George Hoover vacuum cleaner is a clear indication of just how ambitious Numatic has been over the years. Despite their achievement with the Henry Hoover, they have still remained focused and relentless in their efforts to bring us the perfect vacuum cleaner.

Although George Hoover may not be perfect, it does bring a whole new perspective to vacuum cleaning. George is not your typical Numatic cleaner as it surpasses most of its brothers in terms of the scope of work it can do.

George can be referred to as an all-purpose or an all in one vacuum cleaner, and you won’t need any other cleaning appliance when he’s around.

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Numatic Charles CVC370 Wet & Dry Vacuum – UK Review

Vacuuming your home can sometimes be a bit of a chore, more so if you’re using the wrong kind of vacuum cleaner. Reliability is key as you want to get something that will not only get the hard to reach places but is also versatile enough to handle both dry and wet floors, tiles and even carpets.

When it comes to corded vacuum cleaners, the Charles vacuum cleaner has features that enable you to vacuum and clean your carpets. Charles is part of the Henry Hoover range, and while he is larger and more expensive than most of the Numatic range, he is a wet/dry vacuum cleaner which reduces the need for a carpet cleaner.

Read on as I go through all the features and benefits in this Charles vacuum review.

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Henry Hoover HVB160 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – UK Review

Cleaning can’t get any more friendly than the Henry Cordless Vacuum Cleaner by Numatic. And by “friendly” I mean both user-friendly and, well, jolly. This little fella makes cleaning hard to reach, unconventional, and everyday spaces easier than ever — all with a happy smile on his face.

This cordless vacuum is similar to the original Henry Hoover, with the most obvious change being the lack of a power cord. While this does make him more expensive than his corded counterpart, the convenience more than makes up for it.

It’s worth mentioning that Henry Hoover Cordless is also efficient, easy to maintain, and surprisingly portable.

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Numatic James Vacuum Cleaner Review (JVP180-11) – Henry Hoover’s Little Brother

Numatic vacuum cleaners are known for their superb performance and reliability. Numatic International limited has made a variety of vacuum cleaner models over the years including the likes of Henry, Charles and George.

The main feature today will be a recent instalment into this series of Numatic cleaners going by the name of James. The big question is how does this vacuum cleaner fair against its iconic siblings?

To answer this question we will need to dig deeper into its features and find out the advantages it brings as well as the disadvantages that follow. This complete review will help you make a well-analyzed decision on whether you should go for the vacuum cleaner or not.

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Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

Dyson is one of the most well-known brands in the vacuum cleaner industry, founded by UK manufacturer James Dyson. They are the inventors of the cordless vacuum cleaner and have them in a variety of models.

The Dyson V8 Animal Vacuum Cleaner is an improved version over previous models, such as the V6. Features include a larger dust bin and longer 40-minute runtime. The Animal version of the V8 is made for homes with pets, but even if you don’t have pets it is still a good option.

The V8 comes with a higher price tag than the V6, and it is cheaper than the latest V10. To find out how this cordless vacuum performs, read on as I put it through its paces.

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