When it comes to keeping dirt and grime out of your home and off your floors, few things will help as much as taking off your shoes before you can bring these pollutants in.

It is nearly impossible to come in from outside without bringing in some of the dirt and grass that is found on your sidewalks and in your yard. Additionally, grass and dust can bring in allergens or bacteria that will keep you from feeling your best. Along with leaves, you can track in bird droppings, dog poop, and unwanted bacteria like E. coli.  Researchers in Houston also found that about 40% of the shoes they examined were carrying the “C.diff” bacteria when brought into the home. “C.diff” is extremely contagious and hard to treat.

If you have little ones in your home, the no-shoes policy is much safer for crawling babies and curious toddlers who tend to put everything in their mouth any chance they get.

Aside from safety, there can be costly repairs from wearing shoes in your home. The dirt can grind into your carpets and cause wear and tear that can lead to earlier replacement or continuous deep cleaning. If you have hardwood flooring, small pebbles in the tread of your shoes can scuff up your floors and lead to a need for extensive repairs. The best option is to take off your shoes as soon as you walk in the door and use house slippers.

If your floors have worn over time, be sure to check out The Floor Store at the Carpet Company. Our experienced staff will take you on a tour of our local showroom in Albuquerque to show you all the options that we have available. We have a large inventory of carpet, hardwood flooring, and tile that incorporate a range of trendy style sure to meet your specific design vision. We take pride in our top-notch customer service, and we look forward to serving you. Be sure to stop into The Floor Store for all your flooring needs.