As you know living in Canada brings about many challenges and those are often greater as the climate grows colder and harsher. Winter is knocking hard on our door right now, and the following tricks will help you keep your floor protected and looking new.
Your best line of defence is having heavy duty floor mats at all entry points. The vast majority of floor problems are due to water damage and general staining of the floor. There are some flooring products such as laminate and hardwood that will need to be replaced if they become damaged. While it may be a nuisance make sure that everyone leaves their shoes and boots at a predetermined location. All footwear has the possibility of leaving scratches and scuffs on the flooring. While sand and salt have the ability to increase our traction on the roads it is one of the worst things to track into the house. Keep in mind that even though it is bad during winter, shoes should never be worn on home flooring at any time.
Keeping a home and its floors in pristine condition during this time of the year can be a great challenge. It is essential that all humidity levels be kept regulated to keep flooring from warping and expanding. It is best to measure the humidity levels in your home during the summer months and try to keep the house at that same level during the winter. This is one of the best ways to stop any warping or buckling.
Floors can be expensive to replace, so a little bit of care and love during these cold months will help keep them in great condition. These simple tips are going to help keep your floors looking incredible not only doing the winter but year-round.