Five Summer Floor Care Tips
The west Michigan summer is here! As your, Carpet Bonanza is committed to finding the best new floors to fit your lifestyle and to helping you maintain the flooring you have already. You may be implementing some of these tips already for your home, but continue reading to see if you learn something new.
Dangers of Direct Sunlight
Michigan summer is a time for families to vacation and spend time at the beach or exploring the many lakes around the state. Unfortunately,that spend entire days in sunlight. Consider closing your blinds and curtains when you’re not at home. This has the added benefit of regulating the temperature of your home for lower air conditioning costs.
Many of the flooring options at Carpet Bonanza are natural materials, like hardwood flooring. To keep your hardwood flooring from swelling, we recommend keeping thein your home between 35% and 55%. One option for many families is their central air conditioning. Which not only cools your home but removes humidity from the air. If your home doesn’t have air conditioning, we recommend buying a dehumidifier.
Invest in Door Mats
Purchasing a quality door mat for your home or garage is an investment that may feel insignificant, but when the kids run inside after splashing in the pool or creek, you will be glad your floors are safe. Make sure you remind the kids to wipe off dirt or water and remove their shoes on the mat each time they come inside.
Outside Shower – For Lake Home Dwellers
Michigan hardwood floors are especially vulnerable to the abrasiveness of sand. Your lake house custom flooring deserves to be protected from these tiny grains that can get stuck in between boards or scuff up the finish. If you have the room, an outdoor shower or spigot for rinsing off sand can be a lifesaver for your peace of mind about your floors in the summer.
While vacuuming may not be the most fun job in the world, once or twice a week vacuuming will keep your floors clear of debris that could damage it. Whether you have custom carpeting or even, vacuuming will keep your floors clear of those abrasives that can even be invisible to the naked eye! Your floors will love you for it.
As a, we work hard to provide a wide inventory of custom flooring. To learn more about some of the best flooring for lake homes, call Carpet Bonanza at (616) 396-2765.