As the leaves begin to change, and the temperatures become a little less—well, temperamental—fall slowly begins to move into the area. While many of us are busy enjoying the gentle temperatures, don’t forget what comes after, which is the winter. Though none of us like to think about it, fall does mean that it’s time to start preparing your home for snow, ice, or lower temperatures, in general.
But where does this leave your flooring? When people think about winterization, most people think of their home’s exteriors and their plumbing systems, but does your flooring need a bit of TLC to bunker down before the colder months?
While the nuances of the answer can vary depending on what flooring type you have, E Hardwoods & Flooring, where you can buy hardwood flooring online, is here with some general winterization guidelines below.
The short answer to the “should I winterize” question:” yes, all flooring—vinyl flooring, engineered hardwood flooring, and hardwood flooring alike—can benefit from a little pre-winter prep. This prep is best done before the first frost or snowfall so that you can thoroughly think through and plan your defensive tactics before the weather wages war on your floor.
When it comes to best protecting and working with specific flooring types, though, these tactics must be tailored to your needs.