Sunday, August 31, 2014

Spic & Span Floor

Yesterday while out running errands, I stopped by my local tile and carpet place, Midway Carpet, to get some advice about cleaning and protecting the linoleum floor in The Cup.  This has been on my to-do list for several months and in preparation for upcoming trips, I wanted to get it checked off.

Jane asked me how The Coffee Cup was doing hardly before I could tell her what I needed.  She sure has a great memory, because it was over two years ago that I was there picking out complimentary colors of flooring tile!

I explained to her what I needed and she told me she had just the thing:  a cleaner and polisher made by Congoleum for my type of tile.  I wasn't in the market for a shiny bright floor, just a product to take the scuff marks and dirt off and then a liquid sealer and polisher to protect it.  I've given a fair amount of tours this past year and know that there will be many more, so I want the floor to withstand some traffic.


After mixing the cleaner according to instructions and finding a clean sponge I got to work.  Of course it didn't take very long since the square footage of the floor is minimal, but I still worked up a sweat.  Here's what area under the dinette and in front of the gaucho bed looked like after the cleaning:



After waiting a couple of hours to make sure it was absolutely dry, I applied a thin coat of the polish over the entire surface.  It's really hard to tell much of a difference in this photo, but I can definitely see a difference in person and it certainly qualifies as spic and span!  The instructions say to put a second thin coat on after 45 minutes, so I'll do that later this afternoon.


All my bedding and towels have been washed and dried and the last two remaining tasks are to give the interior a good cleaning and the exterior a soapy bath.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Labor Day holiday and until we chat again, always remember . . .

"Camping and Coffee . . . Life Is Good"


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