Aug 25, 2021 | Flooring America
Many things can damage your floors, like big parties, roughhousing kids, and loveable but troublesome pets. Whether it’s a planned event or a daily occurrence, there are steps you can take to protect the floors in your home and keep them looking beautiful.
There are some things you can do regularly to keep your floors protected and looking good. Cleaning might be obvious but that doesn’t make it any less essential. Vacuuming, mopping, dusting, and sweeping should be part of your weekly cleaning to keep your floors in tip-top shape. Stop dirt and dander at the front door by placing a doormat at the entryway and maybe even a little sign that says, “No shoes beyond this point.” to keep the outdoors out. Setting floor sliders underneath furniture is another way to keep floors from getting damaged.
It’s easy to pick out cleaning supplies blindly, whether it’s on sale, you saw a commercial for it, or it’s what your mother always used. Regardless, it is crucial to be aware of the cleaning supplies you use. If the cleaning product you are using isn’t recommended for the floors, it might do more than good. It is also essential to read the ingredients to ensure you aren’t using a product that could break your warranty.
Moving is stressful. Sure, looking for a new home is exciting, and once you arrive and settle into your new place, it’s excellent, but the actual process of moving isn’t all that fun. Plus, moving can be tough on floors, mainly hardwood. Fortunately, some products on the market can help reduce potential damage to your floors. Shock-absorbing plastic mats are a great option. They often come in rolls and can be cut to size. Other materials you can use to protect your floors include cardboard and red rosin paper. Additionally, it is best practice to never drag furniture or heavy items across the floor.
Sometimes you might need to call in a pro to keep your floors protected, and as previously mentioned, part of protecting your floors is keeping them clean. Professionally steaming your carpet or even re-sealing hardwood, laminate, LVP, and tile once a year can be a great way to deep-clean your floors and make them last. Getting your floors professionally waxed can be another way to keep hard flooring surfaces protected from scratches, nicks, and stains from spills. In some cases, you might even consider having a professional refinish hardwood floors or laminate floors, but this is only necessary, maybe once every five years, if the floors are not well maintained. Of course, keep in mind when sealing and finishing floors to consult your flooring guarantee first so as not to put it out of warranty.
It is important to remember that the floors you purchase from Flooring America have one of the industry’s best warranties, and you never want to treat them with solutions or products that could break the warranty. If you have any questions about your warranty or what products to use, stop by your local Flooring America or give us a call to talk to an expert.