Foyers and hallways are two of the highest traffic areas in your home. Without the proper care, the floor in these rooms can soon begin to look tired and worn out. You can help maintain the beauty of your home’s floors by using these four tips.
Keep the Dirt Outside
An easy way to keep your floors looking new is to stop bringing dirt inside in the first place. Make sure that you have a heavy duty doormat outside to give guests a chance to wipe their feet before entering. Rubber mats make the best choice for homeowners who are looking for a doormat because they last a long time and are easy to clean with a garden hose. If you feel comfortable enough, can always ask your visitors to remove their shoes before coming into your home, but you need to provide a convenient place to sit to take off and put on shoes.
Cover it Up
Perhaps the most common way to protect the floor in high traffic areas is to use carpeting. While rugs are a great idea to avoid damaging your floors, many homeowners still find it a bit challenging to select the best type of rug for your home. Although you want a carpet which looks beautiful, it is a mistake to base your choice on style alone when there are much more critical factors, such as durability matter. Wool and nylon carpets are well known for their strength and make smart choices for active areas.
Keep it Clean
No one wants to spend free time sweeping, but spending a few minutes a day tidying up a home’s entrances can make a huge difference. Use a vacuum or a sweeper for rugs and a soft-bristle dust mop on bare floors. Avoid brooms with stiff bristles because they can wind up scratching some floors. Don’t neglect to sweep the outside of your home as well. You can use a hard bristle brush to clear away any dirt or debris in front of your door.
Make Repairs as Soon as Possible
A tiny scratch or a small chip in your flooring may not seem like a big deal at the moment, but ignoring minor damage is just delaying the inevitable. Rough patches or broken tiles prevent how thoroughly you can clean the floor and make it easier for the damage to occur.
Do you need help with keeping the high traffic areas of your home cleaner? Chet’s Cleaning Inc. in the metro Detroit area can help. Chet’s Cleaning offers customers a complete line of cleaning services including deep rug and carpet cleaning, wood floor restoration and tile and grout cleaning. Whether you require a single appointment or want to schedule routine cleanings, please contact us to talk with one of our professionals.