Keeping your Engineered Wood Flooring and LVT Clean – The Summer Edition


Summer is the season that most people look forward to. It’s a time to enjoy the great outdoors, soak up the sun, and have some fun with family and friends. However, it’s also a time when your floors can take a beating. With all the outdoor activities, sand, dirt, and water can easily get tracked into your home, leaving your floors looking unsightly. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to keep your floors clean and looking their best whether you have engineered wood or LVT flooring.

My Best Friend the Doormat! DOOR MAT

One of the easiest ways to keep your floors clean during the summer is to use doormats. Place one outside your front door and another inside, and encourage your family and guests to wipe their feet before entering the house. This will help keep dirt and sand from being brought inside your home and damaging your floors. Doormats are available in a variety of materials, including rubber, coir, and synthetic fibres, and can be easily cleaned with a vacuum or hose.

Vacuum all your Cares Away 

Regular sweeping and vacuuming can help prevent dirt from building up on your floors. Make it a habit to sweep or vacuum high-traffic areas every day, and less frequently used areas once a week. This will not only keep your floors looking clean but also prevent scratches and damage from larger dirt particles and sand. Use a vacuum cleaner with a hard floor setting or a broom with soft bristles to avoid scratching the floor, especially when cleaning wooden floors.

Give Your Floors an Extra Line of Defence 

Another great way to protect your floors during the summer is to use floor coverings such as rugs or mats. Place them in high-traffic areas, such as hallways and entryways, to catch dirt and sand before they can damage your floors. These are especially useful in areas where water is likely to be tracked in, such as near patio doors where kids might come running in from the paddling pool!

At Floor Factory we can create rugs to match your current flooring theme! Chosen a carpet you love? Why not extend your soft flooring choices through into your hard flooring areas with a custom rug? These can be easily vacuumed and cleaned, protecting your hard flooring. Give us a call to discuss your options.

Summer Water FightKeep the Water Outside! 

Summer is a time for outdoor parties and maybe the odd water fight… Which can lead to spills and stains on your floors. It is important to clean them up immediately to prevent permanent damage to the floor. Use a damp mop with water or a mild cleaner to clean the spills. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the floor.

Watch Out for Windy Weather 

As nice as it is to have all the windows and doors open on a breezy summer’s day, be wary of the dirt being blown in! Close your doors and keep your windows on half lock to reduce the amount of dust blown in, making your floors easier to clean and maintain.

Damage? Don’t despair! 

If your floors have suffered damage from sand, dirt, or water during the summer, it may be time to call in the professionals. Professional cleaning services can help to restore your floors to their former glory and remove any stubborn stains or dirt that you may have missed.

Opt for Low Maintenance Natural Flooring

Finally, we all know some floors are easier to maintain than others, here at Floor Factory we recommend LVT flooring for a low-maintenance, water-resistant solution to your flooring needs. Amtico have designed their flooring with several protective layers to withstand intense use even throughout the summer – all while not compromising on aesthetics. For a closer look at LVT flooring options and advice on how to clean LVT flooring, why not visit our showroom.

Another alternative flooring to consider is, natural flooring. These floor options are durable and hard wearing enough to withstand the demands of a busy modern home or office and are a classic choice if you want to add a warm, neutral floor to your living space. These floors can use a range of natural products such as jute, coir, sisal, seagrass and wool.

Clean Floors for the Win! 

Keeping your floors clean during the summer months may seem like a daunting task, but with these tips, it can be a breeze. Using doormats, sweeping and vacuuming regularly, using rugs and mats, cleaning spills immediately, closing windows and doors, calling in professional cleaning services when necessary and opting for the best flooring are all effective ways to keep your floors clean and looking their best. With these simple steps, you can enjoy a clean and presentable home all summer long. Remember, a little effort goes a long way!

As always, for impartial advice, design ideas and to find your perfect flooring, contact Floor Factory today to discuss your flooring options. Call us on 01332 986261, make an appointment at our showroom or fill out our online contact form!