We all know the feeling of pride when you are able to install beautiful residential flooring you have saved up for. The worst part is knowing if it isn’t taken care of properly you may have to replace it by sooner than expected. There are many factors that come into play when looking at things that harm residential flooring and the lifespan. Here are a few tips on what to do and what not to do to help keep your flooring looking fabulous.
While it may seem pointless using furniture pads underneath the legs of your furniture can prevent accidental scratches on the floor surface. Tiny movements or accidentals bumps can add up over time. Buying a pack of furniture protectors is a lot more cost effective than replacing or repairing the scratched flooring.
We are all human and accidents are bound to happen. The protection of your floors relies on how fast you are able to clean it up. If carpet experiences prolonged water it can create mold, and harder surfaces can begin to warp and rot if spills are left unclean for too long.
It is easy to leave furniture in the same place for ease. However, rearranging furniture every now and again can help prevent dents from forming. This is directed more towards the heavier furniture options in your home. Rearranging your furniture also helps with the traffic area and areas that you repeatedly walk over. This helps that certain areas of your home doesn’t wear out more quickly than it should.
Staying on top of your pet’s nail length is another way to help preserve your flooring. Pet nails grow out quickly and can damage your residential flooring if not trimmed on a regular basis. Long pet nails can also be caught in the carpet fibers.
If you have any questions about what to do for your flooring or you are even ready to replace your scratched-up residential flooring give us a call or email us today.
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