Whether you have recently installed new flooring or just want to protect the floor coverings you already have, these tips from Floor Coverings International Ottawa East will help you keep your floor coverings looking like new – even in high traffic spaces.
The first step to protecting your flooring is regular sweeping or vacuuming, especially in high traffic spaces such as entryways, hallways, kitchens and TV rooms. Allowing dirt to accumulate on any surface will speed up its deterioration, such as scratching a hardwood floor or damaging carpet fibers. Make sure that floor maintenance is part of your regular cleaning routine.
Area rugs are a great way to protect your floor coverings in high traffic areas and add an element of style to the room. Whether you have hardwoods, tile, or even carpet, areas rugs can make a room safer and cozier while protecting the floor covering underneath.
No Shoe Policy
Prohibiting shoes in the home may seem a bit fussy, but muddy sneakers, high heels, and sports cleats can wreak havoc on your floor coverings. The best way to avoid damage from bringing the outdoors in is to avoid shoes in the home at all.
Furniture Pads and Sliders
While the people in the house take their shoes off, you may want to consider putting “shoes” on your furniture. Sliding furniture can damage flooring quickly and permanently. Consider placing felt pads or plastic sliders on the feet of your tables, sofas and chairs. This small fix can go a long way toward protecting your floor coverings over time.
Selecting the Right Flooring for the Right Space
Ultimately, if you have the wrong flooring installed in a space, it will not wear well over time. Have carpet in your kitchen? Hardwood flooring in the bathroom? It may be time for an update. Contact the flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Ottawa East for a free in-home design consultation.