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Three ways to help your floor last longer

Published: August 6, 2015

No matter what type of floor you have – carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate – there are three key things you can do to keep your floor looking its best for years to come. While each type of flooring has its own cleaning tips, they all have a few things in common that can help you get the most from your flooring budget.

Family room with carpet flooring

Indianapolis flooring store Kermans has three easy tips to help your floor last longer.

Matted carpet. Scuffed tile. Worn hardwood. We all know the signs of a floor that is ready to be replaced. What we don’t know is how to keep our new floors looking new as long as possible. Kermans has been the Indianapolis flooring store for many families because of our selection (carpet, tile, wood floor, area rugs) and our expert advice. Let’s learn more about keeping your floors looking like new.

1. Stop dirt in its tracks.

Dirt and small rocks tracked in on the bottom of your shoes might be the number one enemy of your floor. You might not think something that small can make a big impact but it can! Over time, that dirt scratches the floor, embeds itself in the carpet fibers, and ruins the finish of your laminate floor. One of the best things you can do to keep your floor looking like new is remove your shoes at the door. Taking off your shoes keeps dirt away from your floors and stops it from being ground into your floors over and over again.

2. Frequently remove debris from your floor.

Even if you’re very good about having everyone take their shoes off, you’re still bound to have some dirt on your floors. That’s why flooring manufacturers recommend weekly cleaning. Don’t worry – not deep cleaning just simple cleaning with a vacuum or broom. Weekly vacuuming of your carpet helps the fibers retain their shape and twist. Taking a broom to your tile or hardwood floor each week goes a long way to helping maintain the finish.

3. Rearrange your furniture.

Furniture actually has a lot to do with the wear and tear on your floor. It’s heavy and will lead to dents in the carpet padding or slight indentations on softer wood floors. Its placement dictates where people walk – and thus the wear and traffic patterns on your floor. It can also make a difference in how natural light interacts with the floor. If the sun shines directly on one spot for years, it will fade that one spot more than the areas covered by furniture. Rearranging your furniture from time to time helps even out these issues.

When you’re ready for new flooring, let Kermans help you get the most from your flooring budget. Carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate floors and more – you’ll find leading manufacturers, outstanding customer service, and good prices at Indianapolis’ best flooring store, Kermans. Stop by our showroom and see for yourself.

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