Winter weather may look beautiful, but it can wreak havoc on your floors. Find out how to keep your floors looking their best this winter.
During winter’s cold, wet weather, people tend to spend more time indoors and wear heavier shoes – meaning your floors take more wear and tear than they do in warmer weather. During the colder months, plan on increasing the frequency of your winter floor maintenance routines to compensate for increased foot traffic. Focus most of your attention on entryways and first floor areas. If you can keep those clear of road salt, slush, and dirt, it will not get tracked into the rest of the building.
Laminate Floor Cleaning
Switch from dust mopping to vacuuming to clean laminate floors during the winter months. Dust mops can push road salt and grit into the small grooves of your laminate flooring. A backpack-mounted or handheld vacuum will suck particulates into the canister rather than push them along the floor. After vacuuming to remove loose dirt, salt, and other particulates, use a damp mop to restore the shine to your floors.
Wood Floor Care
Wood floor cleaning requires one extra step: polishing. Use a low-speed buffer to restore the luster to your wood floors.
Professional Winter Floor Cleaning
The best way to keep your floors looking like new this winter is to call in a professional, like ServiceMaster Floor Care by MasterCare. They use the latest in floor care products and techniques to remove dirt, scuff marks, and other signs of winter weather from your floors. They are experts in both wood floor care and laminate floor cleaning, and can include floor care in a deep cleaning package.