Is your home ready for spring? With winter behind us and long sunny days on the way, now is the perfect time to give your floors the TLC they’ve been craving and help them stay looking their best for more years to come. While the transition from wet and cold to warm (but still wet, as is the constant struggle with the Albertan climate) weather can be tricky to navigate, luxury vinyl tile is a breeze to maintain with the right tips on hand. Below, we’ll take a quick look at some of the best ways you can keep your vinyl floors in tip-top shape. Read on to learn more!
How to Cope with Changing Seasons
Alberta and its many seasonal shifts can be hard on floors, especially as we transition from winter to spring due to the wild fluctuations in temperature and increased moisture in the air. This kind of climate presents many challenges to even the most durable kinds of flooring like vinyl and presents you with the following challenges to be aware of.
It comes as no surprise that, when the snow melts, what’s left behind isn’t always pretty. One of the biggest challenges during the spring is the battle of keeping mud and grime out of your home and away from your floors where it can settle in and cause major issues. As with most of the seasonal factors, we’ll discuss in this article, your biggest defence here is to be proactive and keep mud from entering your home with mats, remembering to remove your shoes, and staying on top of pets as they enter/exit the house.
Edmonton’s rainy season presents a significant risk to flooring of all kinds should it enter your home and sit unnoticed for long periods of time. Even though vinyl is quite resistant to external moisture, you’ll want to give your floors the best chance by being diligent when coming and going, removing your shoes, shaking off coats and umbrellas outside and using a towel to quickly mop up any and all wet spots.
Sand and Debris
Mud isn’t the only environmental element that can wreak havoc during the spring! Grit can cause a significant amount of damage over time, and as the build of sand and gravel from the roads over the winter begins to disperse, you’ll want to be mindful of what you’re bringing into your home. Sweep or vacuum once a week to reduce your chance of damage, as well as keep your floors looking their best.
Vinyl Has Your Back
Worried about staying on top of cleaning this spring? Rest easy! One of the best parts about having luxury vinyl tile in your home is knowing how low maintenance it is to maintain. By following the tips above, you’ll be well on your way to keeping your floors looking their best.
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