Wisconsin winters can be tough on your floors. Snow, rain, slush, sleet, melted ice and ice melting products can all wreak havoc on your floors, especially if you have a lot of people coming in and out of your home. We've put together some tips to help your floors withstand the cold and stay in the best shape possible.
Putting mats at your entrance -- both inside and outside the door -- can greatly reduce the amount of dirt and grime that makes its way onto your floors. Have all the people who enter your house wipe their feet, or, ideally, remove their shoes.
It may seem pointless, but if you've shoveled your driveway and used rock salt to melt the ice, sweep the salt away from your door and any path to it. Whatever is directly outside your door can easily make it inside -- and damage your floors.
Ice Melter with Color Indication
Someone discovered a way to add color to ice melting products, which was a brilliant idea. You can see exactly where you've applied the ice melter, and that means you use less, and can easily see where to step to maximize traction so you and any other people walking on your path won't fall.
Remove Excess Moisture
It may seem like basic knowledge, but if your floors get wet at all, remove that moisture right away. That includes snow, sleet, melted ice and any other liquids that may come in from the outside.
Winter may be a hard time for your home, but if you follow the maintenance tips above, your floors will last a lifetime. For more tips on maintaining your floors this winter, contact any FloorQuest location today.