Loving Home Newsletter

Tips from the home maintenance professionals

The SHKP Club recently held a Home Maintenance and Greenery parent-child workshop with SHKP Construction Department Purchasing Director Ricky Fung talking about maintenance of wood floors and marble. A professional horticultural team also came in to show how to create miniature bonsai. All great tips for a better life.

Care for your floor every day

Laminated flooring is common in flats. Take some simple steps every day to keep the floor durable and looking good:

  • Remove leather shoes and high heels before entering to avoid denting or scratching the floor

  • Move furniture either with a piece of carpet protecting the floor or lift it completely. Do not drag furniture across an unprotected floor

  • Use protective pads underneath furniture legs

  • Put protective plastic beneath furniture with wheels to minimize damage

  • Trim your pet's claws regularly

  • Remove dust from the floor and wipe it with a damp cloth or mop, and make sure that the room is well ventilated during the process so that excess humidity doesn't get the floor mouldy or warped

  • Clean up spills with a dry cloth as soon as possible, so stains don't get into gaps in the floor

Tips on marble care
  • Don't use acidic or alkali cleaners (like bleach and chlorine water) on marble

  • Clean stains with a cloth and water

  • Use water-base impregnator regularly to maintain the marble surface

  • Hire a marble care expert to polish surfaces or give them a facelift

Tips on plant care

Many people like having plants at home because they are soothing to look at and help reduce stress. Here are three things to note if you want healthy plants at home:

  • Give plants good ventilation and light, but avoid giving them bright sunlight directly

  • Succulents and tropical plants need different watering. Determine a watering schedule based on the type of plant

  • Trim plants if they get too tall or have dead leaves

Click here for information on how to create miniature bonsai.

SHKP Construction Department Purchasing Director Ricky Fung and children practise marble care
Members learning how to create miniature bonsai