Flooring flaws tend to draw the eye, whether it’s a scratch in the hardwood, a sun-faded rug, or a carpet that’s been trampled by muddy paws and shoes. You can extend the life of your floor coverings by following a few simple guidelines – and call The Dry Guys when dirt and grime collect to the point that things start to look dingy.
Take Off Shoes
Simply taking off shoes when you enter your home can cut down on tracking in dirt, mud, and grime by up to 80% or more. Investing in house slippers for everyone and a shoe rack for the foyer can save your floors and reduce the amount of frequency of cleaning required.
Use Area Rugs
Area rugs can help protect hardwood or carpet, reduce the chances of slipping on tile or wood flooring. They can be easily cleaned by a professional service, and provide stability for tables, chairs, couches, and end or coffee tables. Use a rug pad underneath to prevent slippage and protect your floors.
Moving your furniture can redirect foot traffic in your home and prevent carpet, hall rugs, or hardwood from getting a worn or trafficked appearance. You don’t have to rearrange your entire house, just shift key furniture pieces a few inches every month or so and slide hall runners to the right or left a fraction to subtly adjust traffic routes and save your floors.
Call The Dry Guys to clean your carpets, area rugs, or tile and grout on a regular basis. Proper maintenance will extend the life of your floor covering and keep your home looking fresh, clean, and newer in appearance.
The sun rays can cause flooring damage, so consider treating windows with a UV protective coating to block damaging rays. You can also rotate area rugs to allow any fading to occur more evenly, and use sheers, blinds, or drapes to minimize sun damage.
Making sure your flooring is installed correctly in the first place, then providing regular maintenance paired with preventive care can help keep your floors looking great for years to come. If you have any questions about floor care, need a spot cleaning kit for carpets, don’t know how to care for your area rug, or feel your tile and grout is dirty, call The Dry Guys for help.