If you own a home or business in Nashville, you’ve probably seen your fair share of muddy floors this season. Thanks to the recent amount of rain in the area, a substantial amount of cleaning has been required to keep floors looking sharp. Maybe you’ve realized that the flooring in your home or business needs a change, lest you end up devoting more time and money to cleaning. If you’re starting to consider this, here are some of the easiest floors to clean, making them perfect for your entry, mud, or laundry rooms.
Vinyl: High Quality Sound, Low Maintenance Flooring
Let’s start at the very top of the flooring world. Vinyl flooring is the easiest flooring to clean, especially when dealing with mud. The main selling point is the sealed, protective layer on the surface, which is an important aspect of most vinyl flooring components. This means that even if water – the great enemy of most flooring materials – sits on the surface for a while, the moisture will not seep into the interior of the vinyl. You can mop and scrub away at the surface until you see your reflection without any worries or concerns. Plus, since vinyl flooring can be found in a wide variety of styles, you are sure to find a color that you love.
Ceramic Tiling is a “Solid” Choice
Another material to consider for frequently muddy rooms is ceramic tiling. The titles themselves are solid and durable, so they can handle the wear and tear of regular everyday foot traffic with ease. With ceramic tiling, you won’t ever have to worry about moisture damage. Mud doesn’t stick to the surface of ceramic tiling either, so if you want something that will last for a while and isn’t a hassle to clean, this is the best option. Another plus is that if one of the tiles cracks, you don't have to replace the entire floor, just the offending piece.
Traditional Hardwood Flooring Might Be Tricky
Common flooring materials such as residential carpeting will have significant issues in an entry, mud, or laundry room. But what about traditional hardwood flooring? This is a grey area. On the one hand, traditional hardwood flooring can handle water just fine; boats are often made out of wood, after all. On the other hand, if you want to use wood in such a room, it needs to be treated with a special finishing agent to make it water-resistant. Even then you need to be careful about what kind of chemicals you use on the surface. Hardwood flooring is not a bad choice, it just requires a bit more work.
Making sure that the correct flooring materials are used in the right rooms will take the pressure off of any home or business owner. If you’ve been frustrated at the recent weather and are thinking about a change, talk to one of the professionals at Ozburn-Hessey. We’re available to answer any questions you might have and to set up a new flooring installation today.