Spring Cleaning is here and it’s time to get rid of the indiscriminate amount of items we’ve accumulated through the year. As you are clearing out space and organizing your home, Floor Coverings International Indianapolis North wants you to pay attention to your floors, too! If you’ve acquired damage, it is best to make any repairs now while your home is still clutter-free! Here are a few ways to go about fixing any flooring damage.
Give Your Floors A Spa Day
You may have taken all the steps to protect your floors from stain and damage, but no floor is impermeable. Many carpets will acquire small stains or discolored patches. We recommend deep cleaning your carpets once a year, and there’s no better time than during Spring Cleaning. While you can’t deep clean hardwood, laminate, or tile, they often have a protective sealant that should be reapplied periodically to buff up your floors and prevent further damage. If you have solid hardwood, you can also opt to refinish. This is not as simple as a carpet cleaning, but it allows you to have new-looking wood without the cost of reflooring.
Change It Up
In rooms exposed to a lot of direct sunlight, floors can become faded and discolored. While you’re working on organizing your home, consider rearranging furniture to even out the light exposure around the room. If you don’t like to change the flow of your rooms, any discoloration won’t pose a problem for you. However, if you plan to resell your home and take all the furniture out, you may be dealing with some added costs to refinish or replace your flooring later on. Furthermore, rearranging furniture is great for a carpet that has pile prone to crushing. Give these pressure points a break and move heavy furniture to another corner of the room.
Some hardwood species are more susceptible to fading than others. For example, Brazilian cherry is known to darken over time and later develop a grey hue as it ages. However, homeowners have found that applying linseed oil to their Brazilian cherry slows, and can even prevent, this drastic change in color. Ask us about possible preventative solutions based on your specific flooring style.
Start a Reflooring Project
The last option when it comes to damaged floors is to replace them completely. If you have deep, set-in stains that won’t come out or severe damage, it is best to start fresh. Depending on the affected area and the type of damage, it could be possible to replace small areas of your floor. If reflooring is the right choice for you, call Floor Coverings International Indianapolis North to receive a free in-home design consultation and price estimate!
Spring Cleaning is a great opportunity to rejuvenate your home. If you are ready to freshen up your home with new floors, call your local experts at Floor Coverings International Indianapolis North. We proudly serve Indianapolis, Brownsburg, and Avon, and beyond. Happy cleaning!