The beauty of winter can go south fast if your floors fall victim to all the stuff people and pets track in. Want to weather the season with more reasons to cheer than jeer? Try these floor protection tips from the pros at Mannington.
1— The best defense is a good offense.
Do all you can to keep snow, mud and salt from entering your home in the first place. Add a door mat inside and outside each entrance to your home. Coco fiber mats work well outside. They easily catch mud and grit with their rough fiber. However, indoors they can damage floors, so opt for a soft rug with a non-slip backing instead. A boot tray also helps master the mess. For wet and muddy paws, a towel by the door can help keep your furry friend out of the doghouse.
2—Swap old floors for new ones designed to withstand the toughest elements.
“Homeowners have more important things to do than worry about potential mishaps that can damage or destroy their floors,” says Joe Amato, Vice President of Residential Styling at Mannington Mills. “That’s why we’ve always incorporated innovation into our designs since our company was founded in 1915. For floors that can take whatever winter dishes out, you can’t go wrong with Adura® or Adura® Max.”
For rooms where real wood isn’t practical, try Adura® Max instead. With rich color, beautiful graining and realistic saw marks, Sausalito is a luxury vinyl plank floor that delivers the look of rustic reclaimed wood without the worry. Why? Because like all Adura® Max floors, Sausalito is crafted with Mannington’s exclusive HydroLoc™ 100% waterproof core and ScratchResist™ technology that helps it keep looking new longer by resisting everyday household scratches. It’s even got a surface so tough it wears away the ridges on a quarter.
Love the look of stone but not how slippery it can get when muddy or wet? Opt for Adura® Rushmore, an authentic slate look that mixes colorful sediment hues with realistic shaling. This luxury vinyl tile floor also has a subtly textured surface that makes it less slippery than the real thing and is crafted with Scratch®Resist technology, too.
With these simple tips, it’s possible to weather winter with style and confidence because your floors will be better protected than ever before.