Protecting Your Floors in the Age of COVID-19
In this new world we are all trying to navigate, we have had to figure out new ways to go about our daily lives in respect to the novel Coronavirus. But how has this virus impacted how we take care of our floors? Here are some common COVID-19 related flooring questions and our recommended solutions:
How do I sanitize my floors?
This is an important question to address, especially considering the likelihood that different floor types will have different reactions to cleaning chemicals. In this situation, we cannot use a “one size fits all solution”.
First and foremost, we highly recommend that you stay away from hard chemicals such as bleach, hand sanitizer, and ammonia when cleaning your floors.
The good thing is, it is actually quite simple to keep your floors clean and disinfected, as traditional disinfectants are not required for protecting your home and flooring from viruses. One thing you can do is increase the frequency of routine maintenance of your floors. Whatever you do for your flooring; sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming can be a great way to protect your home. Additionally, it is very important to leave shoes outside your home so you don’t track in anything you may have walked on outside.
What type of flooring is most difficult to keep clean and sanitized?
Carpet is almost impossible to keep clean and sanitary, even when we aren’t facing a worldwide pandemic. Therefore, we do not recommend carpet as a sanitary flooring choice. Floors like hardwood, on the other hand, are very easy to clean and purifies your indoor air quality, improving your overall health.
When it comes to picking a floor that is easy to clean and won’t break the bank, we highly recommend vinyl. It is the easiest flooring type to clean and will stay clean for longer than other kinds of materials.
Can I catch COVID-19 from touching my new flooring?
To put it simply, it is very unlikely you would catch this virus from new flooring. Many studies have proven COVID-19 is unable to survive on surfaces without a host for more than 24 hours.
Please feel free to reach out with any other questions, we will be happy to answer any inquiry! Enjoy your flooring, and stay safe!