Hardwood Floors

Winter is coming!

For most people, it’s a great time of the year to ring in the holidays with cheer and merriment. But for your floors, it’s a different story entirely. Cold temperatures, mud, dirt, snow, and more can all wreak havoc on your home’s floor, turning even a well-kept and tidy floor into a complete mess. Here at Claghorn Custom Flooring, we know how tough the winter months can be on your floors. Fortunately, there’s a number of ways to protect your floors during the messy winter months ahead. Here’s a quick look at just a few of them. 

Place Extra Mats near Doorways

Placing extra doormats on both the inside and outside of all entryways is a simple but very effective way to keep the dirt and snow out of your home and off your flooring during the winter months. Doing so will not only help to minimize the dirt and mud that might get trekked onto your floor but also keep out ice melt compounds and moisture. 

Keep Your Floor Dry and Clean

Sweep, vacuum, and dust on a regular basis during the winter to help protect your floors. It’s also a good idea to dry any wet spots with a towel the minute you see them, especially for hardwood floors.

Maintain Warm Temperature and Humidity Levels

A great way to effectively protect your floors during the winter is to maintain a stable, warm temperature and humidity level for your home. Set your thermostat for around 60 – 80 Fahrenheit, and try to maintain humidity levels of 30 to 50 percent. This is especially important for hardwood floors since it will help to minimize gaps and any temperature-related issues that might arise.

Get Your Carpets Cleaned

If your floors have carpets, get them cleaned during the winter as well. Remember to vacuum them on a regular basis to prevent dirt, mud, salt, and the like from accumulating, too!

Claghorn Custom Flooring is the leading flooring and remodeling company serving Zionsville, Carmel, Indianapolis, and other nearby communities. Contact us today at (317) 873-6202 to see how we can help with all of your flooring and home remodeling needs!