Winter can be hard on flooring, especially wood floors. At Perque Flooring in Mandeville, LA, we know how expensive it can be to repair or replace a hardwood floor. Here are some tips on caring for your floor in the winter.
Remove Your Shoes
Long a polite thing to do in Europe, removing shoes at the doorway keeps floors clean. It keeps moisture to one area that is easily cleaned, and it keeps damaging chemicals out of the living area. Get a shoe rack and a set of slippers for everyone in the family, and make it a rule that shoes are not worn inside the house. Keep extra slippers near the door for visitors.
Get a Throw Rug
Throw rugs can help absorb additional moisture, especially when placed near the outer doors. Secure them properly so that people do not trip or slip on them. These rugs may also be placed outside the bathroom and kitchen areas.
Moisture in the Air
Too much humidity can damage hardwood floors in Mandeville. Getting a humidifier or dehumidifier can help you control the amount of moisture that your floors are exposed to, about 40% to 60% humidity is ideal. At Perque Flooring, we want you to get the most out of your hardwood flooring. Following these three suggestions will protect your floor from winter damage.