It’s Time to Spruce up Your Floor!

When your floors are well-maintained, they can be a beauty to behold.  If they are neglected, however, foot traffic, dirt, and spills will easily wear them down and can degrade the overall look of your home interior.  So, if you think your flooring may not be living up to the well-maintained standard, here are a few ideas on how you can spruce it up…

  • Protect your floors from dirt. Dirt tracked in from outside can become a major factor in reducing the life of your beautiful floor. In order to ensure that dirt does not easily come inside your home, place two mats in every exterior doorway. Put a mat outside the doorway, so people can wipe their feet first before entering and another just inside the door to catch any remaining dirt. Make sure that the mats are sturdy enough to withstand frequent use and that they have brushes that can effectively scrape dirt off shoes.
  • Add an area rug to your floor. Area rugs have two major advantages. First, they can protect your floors from spills, dirt, and frequent traffic. And second, they double as a design factor, so you can protect your floors while simultaneously adding to the overall interior design of your home.
  • Check for small cracks and fix them immediately. As soon as you see a crack in your floor, fill it as soon as possible, so it does not get bigger and create further cracking.  If you are uncertain about how to do that, do an online search for instructions or hire a specialist.
  • If you have a concrete floor, spruce it up by adding more color. You can even mix and match colors to create a unique design.
  • Once you spot a stain on your floor, treat it immediately. This will reduce the amount of cleaning required to remove it because it will still be fresh. The longer a stain remains on the floor, the harder it becomes to remove, and if you leave it for too long, it may not come out entirely.
  • Always remember to clean, sweep, and vacuum regularly. One surefire way to maintain a beautiful floor is thorough and regular cleaning. It may not be fun to spend time cleaning, but in the end, when you have a beautiful floor that adds elegance to your home, it will be worth it.

Heather & Alan Davis
Oklahoma City Realtors
http://www.alanandheatherdavis.com

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