November 23, 2020 2 min read

The insidious stain: whether it finds its way onto your ballgown or sinks into your bathroom tub, wherever it shows up, it’s sure to be a blight. Aside from the sometimes backbreaking scrubbing required to rid your belongings of such a nemesis, its presence can certainly cause other people to turn up their noses at you.


It’s best to prevent stains before they sink their nasty claws in—and, when it comes to your flooring, in theory, this sounds simple enough. However, with kids and pets running rampant in your house, staving off stains often can seem like a lost cause! It won’t be for long, though, with help from the following blog post from E Hardwoods & Flooring. No matter if you own vinyl flooring, hardwood flooring, or even engineered hardwood flooring, we’ve got some smart and simple stain-fighting tips for you below.

Four Golden Stain-Preventing Rules

Rule number one: clean up spills as soon as you notice them. While this is probably something you already know, in today’s busy age, it can be easy to get distracted, so consider this your reminder. Better yet, teach your kids this rule, too, and show them what a gorgeous, gleaming flooring their clean-up job can leave behind.


Indeed, you have the power to stop stains from happening, with the aforementioned pointer and the following ones:


  • Mind your home’s humidity |If mold counts as a stain—and we think it does, considering it comes in a variety of stain-esque colors—you’d be wise to maintain steady humidity levels in your home. It helps to prevent fungi from setting up shop in a variety of flooring types.
  • Stay away from rubber mats if you have vinyl waterproof flooring |These mats can leave unsightly blemishes on this type of flooring, which can be nightmares to remove. Luckily, there are plenty of runners and rugs alike that don’t use this material, so simply being a smart shopper can save you from hours of stain-scrubbing agony.
  • Use only flooring-specific cleaners to remove pre-existing stains |If you do happen to get your flooring stained, don’t break out the bleach without prior consideration; you could make the problem worse and create an entirely new stain! Carefully research every cleaning agent you use to make sure it’s safe to use on a given flooring.


Flooring Beyond Repair? E Hardwoods & Flooring is Here to Help

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