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After the long, cold days of winter, with less light and more time spent indoors – we all welcome the fresh, warmer days of spring. They inspire us to get outside, start digging in the dirt, and do a clean up of all things inside and out. So, you may wonder why this might be an especially important time to protect your floors. Here are a few good reasons to give consideration to protecting your floors, and preserving their luster and charm during the spring season.
1.Mud, Rain, Dirt
April showers, though they do bring May flowers as the saying goes – also brings mud and dirt from outside, into our homes. With regular care to our flooring, whether it is carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile or vinyl – we can prevent this grime from grounding into our floor surfaces, causing damage, odor or stains. Investing in both indoor and outdoor mats for wiping dirty boots and shoes off before and after entering the home can also deter the effect of spring sludge.
Reknown for being a season of sneezing, runny noses and eyes – Spring brings with it pollen and other high allergic outdoor irritations. If we suffer from seasonal allergies, it is all the more important to regularly maintain your flooring according to its regular cleaning requirements of vacuuming, sweeping or mopping.
We relish in bathing sunlight on our winter skin, but your flooring may not feel the same. The UV rays from the sun can be so intense that they fade or crack flooring with long term exposure. Some flooring is resistant to fading, so we might be in a worry-free situation on this one. However, if your floor does have the potential to be damaged by sunlight and heat, consider installing window coverings that drastically cuts down exposure from the sun.This might help us avoid damage to our flooring and costly repairs.
Ironic, but in our exuberance to do a really great job of our spring cleaning – we may inadvertently cause damage to our flooring. When you purchase your flooring, be sure you know how to take care of your unique product. Each manufacturer provides specific care instructions for their products, and we can’t alway be sure a cleaning product that works well on a similar flooring surface will have the same effect on another. For example, because of carpet color and type, a cleaner may work well on one carpet, while damaging another. When in doubt, talk to the professionals where you purchased your flooring, or do small spot testing before applying a product on your floor that might do more damage than good.
At Shans Carpets and Fine Flooring, we have been providing top quality flooring products to customers in the Houston and Metro areas for over 20 years. We have seen our fair share of customers come to us with their flooring dilemmas. Particularly in the spring, we see an increase in water oriented damage, damage from chemicals such as fertilizers as well as UV damage.
When you buy any flooring solution from Shans Carpets and Fine Flooring, you can be sure that you are buying a high quality product – one that is right for your home or office space. Our professional staff will direct you to the products that you will be able to maintain year round, and we will be sure you know how to care for your floor, so it will remain beautiful for many years into the future.
Visit Shans Carpets and Fine Flooring today, where you always know you will get terrific service and top quality products – at the best price in Houston!