The floor in the hallway goes through the mill in your home. After all, people are coming in and out through the walkway, so it’s easy for it to get dirty. But you want it to look great as the hallway is the first thing people will see when they enter your home. And if the flooring looks in bad condition, it can make your home less appealing. And it can cost a fortune to get new flooring fitted, so you want it to last as long as possible! Therefore, here are some unmissable things every family needs to keep their flooring in the hall in an excellent condition!
I don’t know how many times I have to say ‘shoes’ to my kids when they come in through the front door. After all, if they don’t remove them quickly, dirt will end all over the floor. But one way you can ensure you hall stays in good condition is by getting a doormat. By putting one by the front door, it will stop any dirt causing damage to your flooring. Explain to your family that they need to wipe their shoes on the mat, so that it doesn’t end up all over the home. And it will also catch some of the mud from your pet’s paws when they first run into your home. Check out these doormats on Amazon to give you an idea of what’s around to buy!
A good shoe rack
You will be surprised how much damage a pair of shoes can do to your flooring. Heels, in particular, can cause scratches if they live on wood flooring. Therefore, your family needs a good sized shoe rack which can be home to all your beautiful shoes. That way, you can remove them and place them on there, without them having to touch your hallway floor! You can watch this video for some unique shoe storage ideas.
A solid front door
It’s so important to keep on top of weatherproofing your front door if you want your flooring to stay in good condition. After all, over time the sealing on the door can grow thin. It means that you could potentially end up with water seeping through into the home. And then you will have to find a company who can help you with water damage. After all, you need to beware of fixing your water damaged wood floors on your own as you can make it worse! Therefore, get some new rubber seal for your door (it’s only around $15 dollars!) to ensure you keep your flooring safe!
An excellent mop
Cleaning your floor regularly will ensure it stays in excellent condition. And the best way you can do this is by purchasing a good mop. You can then clean the floor every week with a good floor cleaner. As this article says, by mopping it regularly, you can also remove any moisture which could turn to mold. You can then use a good wax which will ensure it stays shiny for when guests come over. As we said previously, you will be surprised how fresh the hallway can look after cleaning!
And don’t be afraid to go for a large rug in your hallway. It’s an excellent way to protect the floor and hide any marks!