How to Protect Your Floors from Colder Weather
With temperatures steadily dropping and cold weather right around the corner, it’s important to take proactive measures that will protect your floors from dirt, slush and foot traffic.
Carpet — Carpet undergoes general wear and tear throughout the year, but heavy winter boots only speed up the process. To prevent stains, be sure to have your family and guests remove their shoes before walking on carpet. You can also place entry mats at each door to collect excess dirt, snow, slush and grime.
Hardwood — Hardwood flooring expands and contracts when temperatures change. During colder seasons, you may see cracks between planks — but don’t fret! This is normal. Maintaining a steady internal temperature between 60-70º well keep your floors looking nice. You can also have your hardwood refinished to extend their lifespan.
Tile — All types of tile are very durable, but it’s still a good idea to clean grout and natural crevices. You should also never let melted snow or water sit too long on your tile flooring. Be sure to use a cleaner that is made specifically for your type of tile flooring.
Vinyl — Compared to other types of flooring, vinyl is extremely durable. No matter how much mud, snow or dirt is tracked throughout your home these next few months, your vinyl floors should hold up just fine. We still encourage you to clean your floors regularly since dirt and debris will have nowhere to go.
Need new flooring or cleaning products before winter?
Brewer Custom Floors & More is proud to be a premier flooring installer in the Greater Indianapolis area. If you’re ready to give your flooring an upgrade before winter begins, we can help replace your current floors with an up-to-date style you can make memories on.
We want your new floors to last for years to come, which is why we also have a variety of products available for purchase to help you care for them, including carpet spot cleaner, vinyl and tile cleaner, grout cleaner and wood care kits. Our team is ready to get to work, so give us a call anytime and we’ll get your project done before the colder weather sets in!