During the winter months, it is easy to track debris from your shoes. This not only makes the flooring in your home look dirty and dingy, but can also damage carpeting, hardwood, and laminate if you are not careful. Below are a few tips to keeping your home flooring protected this Winter.

Wood-based flooring and laminate floors can be protected from the damaging effects of excess humidity, dryness and moisture during the winter months. Protective measures are simple to implement but vary in cost and complexity. Measures range from removing shoes in the entryway to purchasing water resistant hardwood floors and carpets.

Besides removing shoes, you can also place protective mats at every entrance of your home to reduce tracked-in snow, sleet, slush, salt, and dirt from outdoors. Of course, you should regularly sweep, dust and vacuum your mats for a maximum effect. Another simple weather protection is maintaining the humidity between 30% to 50% and the temperature between 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6 to 26.7 Celsius). These humidity and temperature ranges help to minimize gaps in hardwood flooring and reduce scratching from hard salt crystals.

As you can see, it is important to maintain the floors in your home. If you have flooring questions or require new flooring for your home or business, consult the experts at The Floor Store or visit our local showroom! Ask us about our water-resistant options such as vinyl plank!