If you have just had a new floor covering installed in one of the rooms in your home you’ll understandably want to take great care of it to avoid any mishaps. And whilst it might not last forever there are a few things you can do to avoid damage over the first few months of its life.
Many people don’t remove their shoes when they enter the home. This is despite them walking over a multitude of unclean surfaces throughout the day. The primary way carpets and other floor coverings are damaged is due to the debris which is brought indoors on the soles of your shoes. And the easiest way to stop this spreading throughout the home is to remove your shoes and put on slippers or ‘indoor shoes’ when you enter the home.
If you have good quality entrance mating at all entry and exit points of the home all the members of the family can wipe their feet before they come into the house. Many people choose to install a permanent entrance mat such as coir mating and fit this into the space between the door and the start of the floor covering. But washable entrance mats can also work equally as well with turtle mats working especially well at removing dirt, dust and debris from the soles of shoes.
It doesn’t matter if you have carpet, wooden floor or vinyl flooring the floor surface should be swept or vacuumed regularly to remove debris from its surface. Any debris on the floor’s surface can cause damage to its structure. If you have a carpet, dirt can find its way deep within the carpet’s pile and cause dirty marks or stains which can be difficult to remove. If you have vinyl flooring, grit and small stones can be compressed into the vinyl surface creating a mottled effect. And if you have wooden flooring the grit or debris from shoes can cause scratches on the surface which will tarnish the floor’s look.
Mop hard floors and get carpets cleaned
If you have a hard floor surface such as tiles or vinyl it will need to be mopped on a regular basis to remove dirt, dust and stains from its surface. Leaving debris or stains on any floor surface will only cause damage to the floor and spoil its look. Likewise if you have a carpet it can be a good idea to get it cleaned on a regular basis by a professional cleaning company to keep it looking like new.
Jane Day is a mother of four and knows how difficult it can be to keep on top of the cleaning. She used www.flooring.uk.com when she needed to install entrance matting.