Many people don’t know how to take care of their floors. They usually don’t care for it and end up having to replace their floor sooner than anticipated because it developed a lot of stains, or even mold.
Knowing how to take care of your floor requires a little bit of research. That’s why we here at Kruper Flooring came up with 4 tips on keeping your floor in good shape.
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.
Know How to Clean Your Carpet
You need to know the material of your carpet so that you know how to clean it. If you have a carpet that’s dyed color, you don’t want to use bleach to clean the carpet. And some types of carpet can only be steam cleaned. This is why you want to know the exact style and pile of your carpet is crucial.
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.
Deep Clean at Least Twice a Year
Deep cleaning your carpet is part of regular maintenance. If you want your carpet to last a while, you have to do it at least twice a year. It’s much better for you to schedule it in and prepare for it than to wait as long as you can before the carpet’s practically destroyed.
Having a carpet can be very nice for your home, but it requires maintenance. Be sure to put in the work necessary to keep it looking good. Not only will your home look nice, it will also keep the value of your home high.
With these tips, you should be all set for a long lasting floor