While a fresh blanket of snow may bring joy to the heart of your inner child, it can wreak havoc on your beautiful floors. But, with a few simple precautions you can keep flooring safe from rain, snow, salt, and mud.
Keep the outdoors out with mats both inside and outside every door to your home. Outdoor mats should work like scrub brushes – with tough bristles for removing larger particles of ice, salt, and mud. For inside, use a softer mat to catch liquids and any remaining debris.
Should any water, mud, or ice make it onto your floor, wipe it up right away. Standing water is a sure way to damage your floor.
Train Fido to wait by the door before re-entering your home and keep a towel nearby to wipe muddy paws. Too late for training? Stash a leash by the door to keep your pet under control while you clean up.
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