One of the worst nightmares for any floor is a dirty stain. Floors may last a while, but if you don’t take care of them, they will look filthy. There is a point of no return for some of these floors. Stains can be very tough to remove and any floor is susceptible to risks like water damage.
That’s why we are here to give you 3 tips on keeping your floor clean. So let’s jump right in.
Leave the Shoes Behind
Much more dirt sticks onto your shoes than you may think. Think of all the germs you carry every day getting to and from work, all the grass, mud, bugs or even feces (yes, feces!). All that filth gets on your carpet when you walk with your shoes inside.
Removing your shoes while indoors is a common courtesy all over the world. And if you don’t like being barefoot, people often use slippers or sandals. This creates a cleaner household, and a better floor.
But we understand that could be a big change. In that case, we recommend you at least…
Have a Welcome Mat
If taking your shoes off is too drastic, then just having a welcome mat and making sure you scrape your shoes will still do wonders to help your carpet. They say you’re still carrying outside debris after 17 steps in doors, so make sure you use that mat well.
Use the Right Vacuum
Vacuums generally do their job pretty well, but you want to make sure you’re using one that’s safe for your floor. You don’t want a vacuum that will scratch your hardwood floor and you want it to be effective on all the flooring in the house.
Generally, really cheap vacuums are not much help, and vacuums can get overpriced pretty easily. You just want to make sure that you have a vacuum with a variety of settings and good reviews for all kinds of flooring.
These tips should give you a starting point to making sure that your floors last a while and they look presentable.