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If you are interested in taking steps toward improving and reshaping your living space, there are a few things you need to know first. This post will tell you about them, focusing on flooring, so that you can completely redesign your home and make it the perfect place for relaxation.

1. Redoing Your Home’s Flooring

If you want to redo your home and start with its floors, the first thing to consider is completely redoing it, as in tearing it out and replacing it. Redoing your home’s flooring can be a great way to enhance your home’s overall appearance and get more out of it. However, redoing your home’s flooring is not an easy task. There are lots of things that you need to know about, starting with the different types of home flooring. Most houses today have carpet or hardwood floors (or both). These are great types of flooring because they look tasteful and they are durable. Carpets require a little more maintenance than hardwood floors, though. This is especially true if the carpets you are buying are made from natural materials like jute, sisal, or wool. These carpets deteriorate a lot quicker if they are ignored and left to fall apart.

A threat to natural carpets made from wool is the clothes moth. Clothes moths can decimate your home’s flooring in under a year, leading to inevitable replacement. It can be very difficult to get rid of clothes moths once they have established a foothold in your home so the best way to prevent them is to clean woolen items before bringing them into your house for the first time and regularly steaming your carpets. Steaming kills carpet moths at all life stages. If clothes moths are not a threat you want to contend with, you can go ahead and get hardwood floors. Laminate is also an option, though it doesn’t look the best and can appear anachronistic in houses that are a little older or utilize traditional interior design, i.e., dark mahogany furniture and oriental rugs.

2. Investing In Rugs

On the topic of rugs, why not buy some for your home? Rugs can completely change the dynamic of a room and make it look much better. If you are planning on investing in rugs, you need to do your research and take time to look into things like fashionable area rugs and antique, oriental carpets. The former is a lot better for modern homes, which most people have today. Oriental carpets look better in older houses. If you are going to buy rugs, make sure they are made from quality materials and made with care. Also, ensure you invest in an underlay so that your carpets don’t slip every time you walk on them.

Something else to note about purchasing carpets is that if you are buying rugs made from wool or silk and they are coming from a second-hand shop or buying them used, make sure that you deep clean them before bringing them into your home. Unwashed rugs are one of the main sources of clothes moth infestations. It’s very common for people to bring rugs into their houses, only to discover that moth larvae have been hiding inside. You can pay for rugs to be professionally cleaned (which is a lot faster, and cleaning tends to be more deep) or you can clean rugs yourself, then leave them outside in the sun to dry. Make sure you beat and dust your rugs regularly.

3. Keeping Your Floors Clean

Whatever flooring you ultimately invest in, make sure that you keep it clean. Letting the floors in your house deteriorate and accumulate dirt can be one of the worst things you can do as a homeowner. Some very serious germs can survive on the floors of your home. If you have young children or pets that crawl around, unwashed floors can lead to them getting unwell. It’s also common for bugs and vermin to be attracted to dirty, unwashed floors. If you have hardwood or laminate floors, you can clean them with a mop and soapy water. Make sure to polish hardwood floors after cleaning. Polished hardwood floors look very nice.

If you do not have the time to clean your floors yourself, you can hire a company to do it for you. If you are going to hire somebody to look after the floors in your home for you, make sure that you hire somebody with experience and good reviews. A professional’s reviews will tell you everything you need to know about them and help you to decide if they are the right one for you or not. It’ll also give you insight into  the quality of the care and service that they provide. There are probably many cleaning services operating in your area so find the best one that you can.

4. Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is very important. Maintaining your floors goes deeper than just cleaning them. You also need to make sure that you make repairs when you need to. Repairs differ depending on the type of flooring. For example, if clothes moths have damaged your carpet, you need to make sure that you patch things back together. Patching carpets up after treating them can prevent your home’s carpet from looking horrible. Deep cleaning is essential before patches are made so that you can keep your home looking nice.

You can hire somebody to maintain floors for you, much in the same way that you can hire somebody to clean them. Make sure that when you are looking for somebody to maintain your floors, you find somebody who specializes in the type of flooring that you have at home. Agreeing to work with anybody who’s inexperienced is one of the worst things you can do, especially if you want an attractive home.

Your home’s floors are very important. You need to keep them in good condition. Letting them deteriorate is one of the worst things you can do and lead to your home falling apart. Make sure that you find a professional to help you if you don’t have the time to.

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