Place mats outside each entrance and rugs inside each door. These protect flooring from sand, grit and dirt so they don't affect tile or laminate. You'll also see fewer dirty footprints on your carpet.
Making your home a "no shoe" zone is a great way to protect flooring. Whether you have wood, carpet, laminate or tile, they'll all benefit from not having outdoor elements tracked in. You'll benefit too because you won't spend so much time cleaning.
Spot Cleaning Carpet
If there's a spill on your carpet or if a guest tracks in dirt, be prepared to clean it up. Vacuum loose debris before using warm water and a mild dish detergent on the spot. Don't rub too vigorously, and repeat until the spot disappears.
Keep Wood Floors Properly Hydrated
With outdoor temperatures cooling and the heat turned up indoors, your home becomes a much drier place. Protect flooring like wood by using a humidifier. This prevents gaps and shrinkage, keeping the wood looking new longer.
Watch For Pet Accidents
Your pet may be a beloved family member, but they can also be destructive even to tile and laminate floors. Protect flooring by cleaning up any pet accidents soon after they happen. Also, wipe the pet's paws when they come in from outdoors.
Set Up a Cleaning Routine
Laminate, wood, tile and carpet will all last longer when they are cleaner. Appropriately sweep, vacuum and mop to protect flooring. Even hearty tile and laminate will benefit, and you'll spend less overall time cleaning if you do it frequently.
FloorQuest has been providing outstanding customer service and flooring products for over 10 years. If you are interested in installing new flooring in your home, contact us today, or visit one of our four Wisconsin locations.