Hardwood Floor Protection

Hardwood floors high gloss floor finishcan be a great addition to any home. However, these floors will need quite the maintenance to keep them in top shape. Small preventative and regular maintenance tips like these will help you protect your high gloss floor finish in the League city area.

Preventive maintenance tips

When you have hardwood floors in heavy traffic area, it is best to use rugs in these parts of your home. This way your rugs will be able to collect the dirt and debris from shoes before it gets on hard woods floors. Dirt and other small particles can act like razor blades, thus scratching and damaging the high gloss finish on your floor.

Shoes like cleats, golf shoes, or even high heels can cause great damage to your floors since these style of shoes have sharp edges to them. Creating deep scratches or even gouges in the surface of your high gloss finish floor.

When you are picking the right rug to use, be careful not to use any rugs that have latex coating on the back. This latex coating on the back of these rugs can sometimes discolor your wood floors so instead of protecting your floors, you will be doing more damage to them.

Try to avoid using any kind of wax based products on your wood floors. This may sound crazy to some people. However, wax finishes can dull your high gloss floor, thus requiring more frequent care and more expensive maintenance that will be needed to keep your floors protected. Once your floors have been finished with wax, you will not be able to use any other kind of finish on the surface of your floors unless you have them completely sanded and resurfaced.

Small items like soft fabrics under the legs of your tables or other furniture on your wood floor can help prevent any scuffing or scratching if the furniture is accidentally bumped and moves on your wood floor. Another great tip to follow if you have furniture on your wood floors is if you need to move furniture, pick them up and move them. Although sliding them can be easier, you can risk damaging your floors when you slide the furniture across.

Regular Cleaning tips

  1. When you begin to clean your high gloss finish floor, you should always consider a soft bristle broom or even a vacuum with a soft floor attachment.
  2. Try to not wet mop your wood floors. Having too much water on your floor can dull the finish of your floor or even leave a discoloring residue on the surface.
  3. Only use products that are meant for wood floors. Using products that aren’t meant for wood floors could cause more damage ending up costing you more money to have them fixed.
  4. All spills on your wood floor need to be cleaned up immediately. Although a protective finish is able to help prevent stains to your floors, this does not mean you can leave the spill on your floor forever. Leaving your spilled liquid on your floor for too long could leave a stain patch on your beautiful high gloss floor finish.

Made New Again in Dickinson and League City is experienced in high gloss floor finishes. Contact our office to schedule an appointment today.

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Tile and Grout Cleaning

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Summer is now gone and it is now time to get your Galveston home back into shape for the holiday seasons. With the cooler weather outside, it will feel great indoors to finish up those projects to make your home feel warm and cozy. Doing small renovations such as tile and grout cleaning will help make your home more welcoming to others when they walk in. Flooring is a great feature to be kept looking flawless to help make your home feel warm to others. However, with tile and grout, it seems that you can never get it clean enough to make it feel welcoming to others. Here are a few tips to help you with your tile and grout floors.

Stained and Dirty Tile

Dirty and stained tile can really bring down the comfort and warmth of your entire Galveston home. One of the best ways to get that dirt out of the grout is to have a professional come in and clean them for you. Here is a quick DIY to help keep your tile and grout cleaned for the holiday season.

At Made New Again we understand that people tend to put off cleaning stained tile and grout because it is just too difficult to clean. Grout is known for its little pores that grime and dirt can get stuck into. Thus making it hard to clean out. When you start the cleaning process on your tile floors, you first want to sweep or vacuum away any loose materials. This will help keep dirt from getting ground down any farther into the floors as you begin to mop the floors. Be sure you never use harsh chemicals when cleaning your grout and tile such as bleach. Only use chemicals that have been approved for the job should be allowed.

Why is using a professional beneficial?

Tile and grout can act just like carpet. The small dirt particles that are brought into your home can get trapped inside the pores. Thus, keeping the smell and the dirt locked into your pores. Tile can lock in odors from feet, shoes, drinks, and even food. In a recent study done by the University of Arizona, they discovered there were nine different types of bacteria found in tile and grout floors. Many types of these bacteria could lead to infection to your lungs, stomach, and eyes.

Having a professional come clean your tile and grout floors can be expensive, but we all know this is by far the cheaper route to go instead of having new floors put in. Using a professional clean your floors will also save you a headache and frustration from doing the job on your own. When you notice your grout starting to smell, this could be a good sign to let you know that your tile is due for a professional cleaning.

Here are a few tips from Made New Again to keep your Galveston tile floors looking and smelling fresh after having your cleaning done.

-Don’t smoke inside your home

-Wipe spill up right away on the floor

-Keep trash off of your tile and grout

-Keep your shoes by the front door to reduce dirt from getting ground in

-Clean around toilets with a Hospital Disinfectant like our Snipe Product.

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Are Your Tile & Grout Floors Getting Dirty?



Now with the nice warm weather, it is time to get your home cleaned up and back into shape. Small renovations and updates can help make your home more welcoming to others when they come in. You can even really freshen things up with some professional tile cleaning.

Flooring is definitely a key feature that is most overlooked to make your home warmer and welcoming to others. However, when dealing with tile and grout, it seems that you can never get it clean enough. Here are a few tips to help you with your tile and grout floors in your home.

Dirty and Stained Tile

Nothing can bring down the warmth and the comfort in your home more than having dirty and stained tile. The best way to get tile and grout cleaned is to have a professional come in and handle it.

If hiring a professional is just not in your budget here are some quick DIY tips to clean up your tile and grout floors. Many of us tend to put off treating and cleaning stained tile and grout because it so difficult to clean. Grout has small pores that grime and dirt can get stuck into. This makes it hard to clean your grout back to looking new. When you start the tile & grout cleaning process on your floors, you first want to sweep or vacuum away any loose debris. This will help prevent dirt from getting ground down further into the grout as you begin to mop the floors. You should never use bleach, vinegar, baking soda or any other internet concoction, nor any other harsh chemical when cleaning your grout and tile. Only chemicals that have been approved by the National Tile Institute or Marble Institute of America for the job should be used.

Using a Professional

Tile and grout can act just like carpet. Small dirt and particles brought into your home can get trapped in the grout pores. This, keeps the smell and dirt locked into your floor. Tile & Grout can lock in odors from feet, shoes, drinks, or even food. In a recent study done by the University of Arizona, they discovered there were nine different types of bacteria in tile and grout floors. Many of theses bacteria that were found could lead to infection to your stomach, eyes, or even lungs.

Having a professional come to clean your tile and grout is a wise investment. Regularly scheduled cleaning tends to prolong the life of your expensive flooring. Having a professional come clean your tile and grout floors will also save you the frustration and headache from doing the job yourself. When you notice your floors starting to smell or becoming discolored this should be a good sign that your floors are due for a professional cleaning.

Here are a few tips to keep your floors smelling and looking fresh after having your tile and grout cleaning done.

-Wipe spill up right away

-Don’t smoke inside your home

-Keep trash off of your tile and grout

-Keep your shoes by the front door to reduce dirt from getting ground in

-Clean around toilets with our hospital disinfectant – Sniper Disinfectant.

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Be Honest – How Clean is Your Shower?

DSC04858We are pretty sure there is no such thing as enjoying cleaning the shower or bathtub. However, neglecting the job can have pretty gross consequences. When these areas aren’t cleaned regularly and properly, it’s only a matter of time before they are stained, dingy, and look like they need to be replaced. If this were a world like The Jetsons, we could just push a button and voila, a new shower.  Alas, that is not the case – and full replacement can into the thousands of dollars by the time you pay for a replacement tub or shower and all the labor and materials needed to get it installed.

Now the good news – there is another option that will leave your shower or tub looking just as sparkly clean as that brand new shower liner sitting on the store shelf.  And, the cleaning and grout sealing can be done in much less time than a full remodel would require.

Your Shower’s Current State

Here in Galveston and Houston, we live in such a hot, humid climate that mold can grow quite easily where moisture is present, and showers are no exception. Do you see orange-brown spots in the grout? That is likely mildew. If you see black spots, that could be black mold. Sometimes, products off the store shelves don’t have the mold killing power that a professional cleaning company can access. It’s also worth mentioning that some of the cleaning products found readily available contain harsh chemicals that really aren’t safe for regular use and can damage your shower.

The longer the mold goes untouched, the more embedded it can become within the grout. It’s probably not surprising that grout cleaning and resealing is less expensive than full grout replacement, but both are much cheaper options than full shower replacement.

Showers and tubs not thoroughly cleaned regularly may also have mold and bacteria present and be generally unsanitary. If you take a shower, then step out onto the bathroom floor, that bacteria is being spread.

Unleashing Your Shower Potential

Okay, so that sounds a little cheesy – but really, what feels better at the end of a hot Texas summer day than hopping into a nice, refreshing, and clean shower?!

As if the thought of clean isn’t enough, here are some other reasons to invest in professional shower restoration by Made New Again:

  • It reduces future mold and mildew growth
  • Cut future cleaning times and required effort significantly
  • Repel and help prevent stains in the tile, stone, and grout
  • Lengthen the life of your shower, grout and tile by having it properly maintained

Made New Again, has 12+ years of experience doing shower restoration and use effective and reliable cleaning products to get the job done. These products, combined with our professional tile and grout cleaning equipment, can reach deep into the pores of the grout, and release set-in debris. Save yourself money in the long run by having your shower routinely cared for by Made New Again.

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3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Grout and Tile Cleaner

afterWhy has tile become one of the leading installations in residential spaces? It’s simple: great tile work is durable, beautiful, and practical. When installed and maintained correctly, tile complements nearly any design scheme. It can withstand decades of use and is sure to add a flair of style and sophistication to any home.

But, tile also has its downsides. The porous openings and textured grout can collect years’ worth of dirt and begin to look uncared for. Keeping your tile fresh and clean requires care—more than the average homeowner might think.

Depending on the location and type of your tile, the amount and frequency of cleaning can simply prove to be overwhelming for the unprepared homeowner. Here are some reasons to consider hiring a professional tile and grout cleaning service to sanitize your tile and keep it looking like new:

  1. Avoid difficult work that could hurt your back and

Without proper training or the right equipment, tile and grout cleaning is often an uphill battle. As an alternative option to scrubbing on your hands and knees with a toothbrush, consult a professional cleaner in League City to effectively do the job. Let’s be honest, a toothbrush will get every crack and crevice in your mouth, but tile is different. Tile and grout require professional, high-grade equipment that often only experts have access to. While store-bought cleaners may claim to thoroughly clean tile and grout, the truth is, grout is a stubborn surface that usually only comes clean with strong cleaning solutions and hard-to-get materials. Since these solutions aren’t available to the average homeowner, make use of nearby professionals to assist you in cleaning and restoring your tile and grout.

  1. Extend the life of your tile by using the right materials.

Although a Do-it-Yourself approach seems like a feasible option, combining at-home cleanings might actually be damaging the surfaces you’re trying to clean. If the methods and materials used damages your tile and grout, you will be left with a hefty restoration project…but not the kind you had originally anticipated. Tile and grout cleaning services extend the life of your tile by preventing the mistreatment of your tile in addition to keeping your surfaces dirt-free—a necessity to preserving tile. Professional services also use specialized cleaning solutions designed to remove hard-to-treat stains without damaging the tile surfaces.

  1. Restore the appearance of tile to “like-new”

This point is especially important for those homeowners with older tile that may have started to look a little grungy. Older-than-dirt tile surfaces may not have to be replaced just yet, contrary to popular opinion. A thorough cleaning may reveal a pristine and beautiful tile surface. It just has to be uncovered.

In short, maintaining your tile and grout can be difficult work. Unfortunately, most effective cleaning materials are expensive and unavailable to the average homeowner. Tile and grout require professional-grade cleaning solutions and equipment, but professional services like Made New Again in League City offer high-quality services to restore your tile and grout to its best appearance. Although it may seem like a time-consuming process, a professional cleaning will extend the life of your tile and grout. It will once again add aesthetic pleasure to your home. Contact Made New Again for more information.

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Tips on Caring for your Hardwood Floors

The hardwood floor in your home is an investment and as a homeowner it is important to properly take care of these floors so they can last a lifetime. Properly maintained hardwood floor saves you money in the long run, and as an added bonus it adds to the elegance of your property.

It can be challenging to take care of your hardwood floors because they are constantly being walked on. The kids are jumping, skipping and running back and forth, high heels and dirty shoes are scuffing, furniture is being pushed or pulled, toys and heavy objects are dragged across the surface. Regardless of how much foot traffic your hardwood floors get, it is important to maintain them.

Knowing what type of flooring you have and the type of finish that is on it will help you or a hired professional know what kind of cleaning equipment and solutions to use and what to avoid. Researching your hardwood floors can go a long way in preventing unwanted damage during the cleaning process.

After you have done your research you will only want to use the cleaning solutions that are recommended for your specific type of flooring and finish. Oil soaps are not a good solutions because they will eventually buildup and cause your hardwood floors to dull. They can also make it difficult to refinish your floors.

Opt for a soft broom when you are ready to sweep your floors. Soft brooms are more than capable of removing the dirt from your floor. Sweeping with a soft broom will also gently buff the surface helping it retain some of its shine and removing shallow scratches.

Allowing dirt, sand, and other particles on your hardwood floors is not a good idea because those tiny particles will scratch and damage the surface. This can remove the shine and wear down the surface.

You can prevent a lot of abrasive particles from damaging your hardwood floors by taking off your shoes as soon as you enter your home.  We like to keep a rug and a shoe rack by our front door. Not only does this help protect floors, it also keeps your shoes organized and easy to find.

Rugs are excellent for capturing unwanted particles that could damage your hardwood floors. Rugs should be used in high traffic areas like doorways, hallways, etc. Rugs have been protecting hardwood floors for decades. They can also improve the appearance of your home and really bring a room together.

Furniture can wreak havoc on your hardwood floors. Placing felt pads of floor protectors under the legs of your furniture can help prevent scratching.

At Made New Again in League City we are experts when it comes to cleaning and protecting hardwood floors. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your hardwood floors we are happy to answer them! Our experts have been offering professional flooring services in League City for years and can help you turn your hardwood floors into a thing of beauty.




Friendswood Professional Concrete Cleaning

Are the concrete surfaces around your Friendswood home or business dirty, stained, and unsightly?

Let Made New Again restore your concrete surfaces with our professional concrete cleaning service. Our state-of-the-art process will tackle those stubborn spots and stains that do-it-yourself pressure washing simply won’t touch.

Made New Again professional concrete cleaning will remove the most stubborn stains, like:

  • Chewing gum
  • Gum residue
  • Grease and oil
  • Mold and mildew
  • Graffiti

Our professional concrete cleaning service is safe for all surfaces, even food preparation areas since our process cleans and sanitizes without the use of chemicals.

When you need professional concrete cleaning, call on the best. Made New Again is a fully licensed and insured floor care and restoration company. We proudly serve the entire Friendswood and League City area and surrounding cities. Made New Again holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

To keep your Friendswood home or business looking its best, call Made New Again today. You can reach us by phone at 832-477-6233, or use our handy contact form to request a quote.  If you know what you want, you can even book your own project and schedule from either our website and our Facebook page.