The ultimate guide to protecting your flooring

luvanto 2

Today I’m delighted to feature a guest post which takes an expert look at how best to protect your floors:

You’ve made the decision and you’ve invested in some beautiful new flooring for your home. Regardless of whether you have picked hardwood, carpet or vinyl, you now need to figure out how to protect your brand new investment  to make sure your flooring stays looking great for as long as possible.

Vinyl Flooring

Crafted to be durable and hardwearing, vinyl flooring is the perfect choice for rooms that experience very heavy footfall. Far more stylish than ever before, vinyl flooring comes in a range of wood, stone and patterned styles to suite any taste in any room. If you want to make the most of the style and durability of, try these tips:

  • As with any flooring type, keep your vinyl clean and tidy to prevent scratches that dirt particles can cause.
  • Exposure to direct sunlight can cause vinyl to fade. Limit exposure by drawing your curtains at the brightest times of day.
  • Specialist flooring care kits are available that include specialist cleaning and polishing solutions for short and long term maintenance.

Hardwood flooring

Hardwood floor brings warmth and sophistication into any room in your home, not to mention helping to add value when it comes time to sell. However, you need to be pretty clued up on how to maintain your new wood floor, as they require regular TLC. If hardwood floor is your dream choice, here are some tips to remember:

  • Cleaning your wood floor will help to keep it shiny for as long as possible. You can use special products for your specific flooring type, or you can go the natural route by using a water and white vinegar mix or olive oil.
  • The humidity levels in your room are a key concern. Dry air, more common in the colder, winter months, causes hardwood planks to shrink. Spills can also damage your flooring so make sure they’re cleaned up straight away.
  • Cloth furniture protectors are a wise investment. They will stop any potential scratches that heavy furniture could leave on your wooden flooring.

  Carpet

Lounges and bedrooms benefit from the warm and cosy atmosphere created by luxurious carpet underfoot. Heavy traffic is your main concern when it comes to protecting carpet. Here are some points to consider:

  • Put protective mats down at any entrance or exit from your home. That will reduce the chance of dirt or mud being dragged through the house!
  • Provide extra protection for carpet in heavy traffic areas of your home by using vinyl carpet protector. The best types of carpet protectors are equipped with studded base grips to ensure safety and ease of use.
  • Vacuum your carpet on a weekly basis. Any small bits of debris left on your carpet can wear down its fibres and cause it to look worn long before its time.

Whatever flooring you choose for your home, protecting it from the typical wear and tear of everyday life is a must.

When choosing your flooring, make sure you choose a company with your best interests at heart. The best companies will help you find the right solutions for caring for your flooring and ensuring your investment lasts.

This blog is provided by QA flooring, a Cheshire based specialist underlay and vinyl flooring provider, dedicated to adding value to their customer’s homes. With high quality underlay they aim to keep floors protected and looking good for longer and with their Traffilay system you can establish exactly which solution is the perfect match for your home.

 

© Copyright 2015 Antonia, All rights Reserved. Written For: #tidylife
More Recipes
Timber and composite decking: what’s the difference?