Hurricane season is here again, and that means wind and rain and all the trouble that comes with it. Even without a storm, summer rain showers in Florida are so regular you can set your watch by them. This type of moisture can wreak havoc on floors of all types. Plus, kids and pets can track mud and debris inside, causing long-lasting stains that may be hard to get rid of. Below are some of the best ways to maintain flooring quality even during the rainiest weather.
Designate An Indoor Area
Having a mudroom or small vestibule inside your entryways is one of the best ways to maintain flooring quality; essentially, keeping this dirt, mud, and moisture contained in one area. You can also limit the number of entries into your home; when the kids are playing outside and it’s rainy, have them come back inside through a single entry. The same for pets. Once again, this keeps the extra water and mud from being tracked across your floors.
Designate An Outdoor Area
Installing an outdoor awning will make it easier for guests and kids to remove their shoes and keep the water outside. Also, having a gutter near your doorway will help to siphon water away from your welcome mat. It’s important to keep gutters clear though so that they work properly.
Prep for Wet Weather with Household Supplies
Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best. Keep towels by doorways to wipe down pet paws and pat down wet clothes in the case of a storm. Outdoor mats to wipe off shoes and interior rugs will further keep mud and water at bay.
Install Waterproof Flooring
The best way to prevent warping and cracking of your flooring is to use a waterproof material such as laminate flooring. For wetter climates like Florida, this solution might be one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to maintain flooring quality. Laminate flooring ranges in cost from fairly cheap to expensive, so it’s best to examine all options in determining the best choice for your home. Go Mobile Flooring is happy to bring our mobile showroom to you, so you can easily evaluate the best laminate flooring for your needs.
For more information about waterproof laminate flooring please contact Go Mobile Flooring today. Our mobile showroom serves the Tampa Bay area including Pinellas and Pasco counties, Brandon, Land O’ Lakes, South Tampa, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, and Clearwater.