How to Effectively Protect new flooring from Kids, Pets & Visitors
What’s not to love about new flooring? It looks great, it raises the value of your home and it’s clean. However, new flooring will only stay looking new for a short time if you don’t protect it. This is especially the case if you have pets, kids and a constant stream of visitors. Though you may attempt to ban people and pets from the new flooring area, it can be pretty impractical to keep this up over the long-term. Fortunately there are some quick tips available that will help to effectively protect your new flooring from harm and perhaps even convince you to eventually let pets and shoe-clad feet inside.
Protect it With Chemicals
Before you shy away from chemical protection, it’s important to realize that these chemicals have been used for many years with no known harm to anyone. For instance, if you have just laid carpeting down, you probably won’t want your kids carrying cups filled with juice through the room. However, if you choose to use something like Scotchgard on your carpeting, it will repel this liquid for a time, allowing you to clean it quickly.
Buy Rugs for Your Flooring
Another option you have to protect your flooring is to buy rugs. Large area rugs can be quite affordable and can even help your new flooring look even better. With a rug, the messes and traffic from kids and pets are easily removed from rugs after a quick run through the washing machine. This not only helps your new flooring to last for years, it also helps to keep it looking new for a longer period of time.
Make Some New Rules
Finally, you might want to sit down and make some new household rules surrounding the new flooring. For instance, you may want to ban the dog from going into the room until its potty trained. When it comes to the kids, banning food and drink in the room can also be quite effective. Also, make it a rule that everyone needs to remove their shoes at the doorway to prevent tracking in muddy shoe prints.
As long as you take care of your new flooring correctly, it could last for many years and still look brand new. Initially setting some new rules and implementing easy cleaning practices, your new carpet or hardwood flooring will surely withstand the test of time.
For more flooring tips and tricks, contact the Carrollton, TX flooring experts at CMA flooring. Feel free to call us at 888.262.6552 to set up a free in-home consultation or swing by our showroom located at 2305 E. Belt Line Road.