Each season throws its own unique risks at your home flooring. From the mud of spring and fall, the snow and salt of winter, there are different factors you must consider as you plan your floor care. In summer, the risks are significant as children (the main culprits for floor dirt) are home for longer hours, and the mix of water and dirt threats are abundant. With these risks in mind, this week, we’re taking a look at a few ways to ensure your floors stay clean and last longer.
Keep A Shoe Free Home
One of the biggest tips to help keep your home’s flooring in good conditions is to ensure that you have a shoe-free home. In many cultures, it’s inappropriate to wear outdoor shoes inside, and when you consider what you walk through daily, it makes sense. Keeping shoes outside can help eliminate the amount of dirt dragged in substantially.
Add Area Rugs And Runners
Adding Area rugs and runners to your home can help protect your space in several ways. To start, these rugs often help to trap dirt and grime as it first comes into your home, minimizing the amount of spreading. When used in high traffic areas, rugs and runners can also help prevent excessive wear.
Not only does vacuuming help remove pesky dust and allergens, but it also ensures that there is nothing that can be ground into the fibers of the rug causing long term damage. To treat odors in between professional cleanings, you can sprinkle baking soda over your carpets before vacuuming.
Hire A Cleaning Service
No matter what material your floors are made of, you should ensure that you hire a professional, flooring savvy cleaning company to clean and treat floors regularly. This will not only ensure that your floor looks great, but it will last longer and need to be replaced much less.
Questions? RPS Flooring is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to care for your hardwood floors, we here at RPS Flooring are here to help. Our trained professionals will answer your questions and guide you in the right direction. Give us a call or come and visit our showroom to check out our selection of commercial and residential flooring options. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.