As part of any floorings life, spills and stains are inevitable. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do what you can to make your flooring as robust as possible. There are many ways that you can achieve this, so let’s look at how to protect your floors from spills and stains.
What Floor Types Do You Have?
The type of flooring you have will dictate what measures you need to take to protect it. If you have bare flooring, then you may need a concrete sealer or some other type of sealant that will protect your floor. This is often used in work areas where bare flooring is preferred.
Wood flooring can also be sealed to protect it from spills and stains. Laminate wood flooring usually has some protection, but water can ingress through the joins.
The same can be said for natural wood floors, though they would also need a sealant on top of the wood for protection.
Carpeted floors can still be sealed with a spray that prevents liquid from entering the pile. However, this will need to be tested before use so that you know it is working.
Cleaning the Floors
One of the most effective ways of controlling spills and stains is cleaning the floor regularly. This will prevent most things from staining, plus, it will keep dirt and debris from damaging the flooring.
Quick action when dealing with spills is also a good way to stop stains from developing. Moping or drying the area will help to soak up any liquid, plus, it will limit the likelihood of a stain.
Use The Right Cleaning Solutions
Although you can use things to seal your flooring such as concrete sealer, you will still need to clean your flooring in the right way to prevent damage. It is important to find the right cleaning solution for your type of floor so you can protect and clean it properly.
As with any cleaning solution, test it on an area of the floor that isn’t seen so you can see if it works and doesn’t damage the floor.
Sealing your floors correctly will go a long way to ensuring you keep them clean and safe. Contact us to see how we can help you protect your flooring from spills and stains.