Okanagan winters can wreak havoc on your floors, leaving them scratched up, covered in dirt and salt residue at the end of the season. Luckily here at Small’s Flooring we’ve got some spring floor care tips to help you get past the cold Kelowna winters, and jump into spring with your floors looking brand new!
It’s near impossible to keep your floors looking perfect during the winter. Even with consistent cleaning and care your floors may be looking a little worse for wear. Luckily, spring is the perfect time to fix up your floors, and get those floors looking new!
A big part of spring floor care is removing the dirt and salt left on your floors from the winter. Sometimes removing salt residue can be quite the task, due to the makeup of conventional ice-melting products. Most are calcium or salt-based, which leave a noticeable residue on your floors!
The salt and calcium are alkaline based, so a normal floor cleaner is generally ineffective. In order to properly clean the salt from your floors, you need to use an acidic pH neutralizer. When an acidic neutralizer is used, the salt or calcium residue is easily removed. This helps remove salt residue from your carpets as well!
As a stop-gap solution, you can also use a white vinegar solution to remove salt residue from your floors. Simply dilute some white vinegar in lukewarm water and scrub your floors with it, removing the salt residue!
Home owners may also want to look into having their hardwood floors stripped after a long winter season. Stripping your floors will remove the stains brought in by the winter, allowing the new floor shine to return!
Check out our post on how to maintain your hardwood floors, keeping them looking brand new!
We at Small’s Flooring hope these spring floor care tips help you overcome the cold winter, and keep your home looking great for the spring!
If you need any help or have further questions, our team can help explain the maintenance needed to make sure your floor will last and look beautiful for years to come. Call us or drop in to our showroom and see for yourself.