Feb 15, 2021 | Flooring Canada
With the modern—aka very busy—lifestyle we all live today, the last thing most homeowners want to do is stress out about cleaning their floors. Yes, beauty matters, but so does the peace of mind of a floor that’s not high-maintenance. With that in mind, here are some of the best flooring choices to look into for the life you want to lead.
Keeping tile clean is pretty easy, which is why it’s such a popular choice for kitchens, where frequent foot traffic and plenty of spills are simply a part of every day. Regularly sweeping up loose debris, and then mopping your tile floors—whether your tile floors are in your kitchen, bathroom, or entryway—should get it done in no time, and, of course, any major spills on tile should be wiped up right away with a paper towel or cloth rag. Heavy duty mopping and scrubbing are usually only required on tile floors when stains have been allowed to set in the grout for too long.
The enduring popularity of hardwood floors is for good reason. Not only are hardwood floors timeless and versatile, but they are also easy to clean. Most hardwood floors are sealed with a finish, meaning a good dusting or vacuuming, followed by dry mopping, is all you need to clear away residue and leave your hardwood floors gleaming. Flooring America offers a great variety of hardwood options, including top-sellers like Floorcraft—hardwood floors known for being scratch-, scuff-, and stain-resistant so that care and maintenance is kept to a minimum.
Luxury vinyl flooring continues to boom in popularity, and it’s not just because luxury vinyl floors can so easily pass for real stone and hardwood these days, at a fraction of the price. Cleaning luxury vinyl floors is also quite easy! Much like tile, your upkeep of luxury vinyl floors will usually be just a matter of sweeping or vacuuming to pick up any dust or residue, followed by a good mopping or dusting job. Flooring America carries an assortment of beautiful, durable luxury vinyl flooring options like Galvanite so be sure to check them out if you’re looking for stunning yet practical flooring.
When it comes to cleaning, carpet can get a bad reputation for being a high-maintenance flooring choice, but as long as you stay on top of your vacuuming-game, carpet can be a cinch to take care of. Regularly vacuuming your carpet—multiple times per week for high-traffic areas, and less often for areas of the house that see less family action—means that the long-term upkeep is minimal. Worried about stains? Flooring America carries a variety of low-maintenance carpet brands like Stainmaster carpet, which is the perfect option if you’re seeking a carpet choice that is spill-proof, pet-proof, and kid-proof—aka a lot less stress about keeping things clean!
Laminate flooring, similar to vinyl flooring, is also a great option if you’re in the market for floors at a reasonable price that also offer cleaning ease. Sweeping your laminate flooring, followed by mopping, is usually all that’s required to keep things spic-and-span. However, as laminate floors are made partly out of fiberboard, you’ll want to avoid cleaning laminate flooring with water, as this can occasionally cause laminate floors to warp. For a laminate floor owner, a dust mop is your best friend. And if you get a scratch on your laminate floor? Try using some mineral oil to buff it out.
Beautiful new floors should capture your attention but not take all your time to keep them looking great. Thankfully, no matter what type of room or flooring you’re in the market for, Flooring America has plenty of options that will meet your needs for low-maintenance, easy-to-clean floors. Visit in-store or online today with any of your thoughts and questions; the folks at Flooring America are here to help.