MANASQUAN, N.J., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When you think summer, home damage probably doesn't come to mind. But, says SMART Carpet and Flooring, the tri-state area's original at-home flooring provider, summer brings with it some unexpected threats to a home's flooring.
"Most folks look at winter as the season with the most potential for floor damage, but summer poses its own unique challenges for homeowners," explained SMART Carpet and Flooring Product Manager, Scott Jordan. "Fortunately, for homeowners who want to keep their floors in the best condition, it really just boils down to awareness."
So what exactly do homeowners need to be aware of in the summer months?
- Frozen sugary snacks: Kids and grandchildren are typically in and out of a house more often in the summer, and they tend to go for cold treats like ice cream and ice pops when temperatures soar. Families can protect carpets from melted, sticky goodies by having a designated snack spot—the dining room table, for instance, or even better, a back-yard picnic table. If a spill happens on the carpet, blot with a warm sponge.
- Sprinklers: Many homeowners water the lawn in the early mornings, and when pets go out first thing, they can unexpectedly track in mud or water. Protect floors by keeping an old towel handy at the door, and wipe furry feet before they come back in.
- Have a pool? Make sure chlorinated water is rinsed off outside and feet are dry before coming back in on the carpet or wood floor.
- Likewise with wet towels after lake or pool days. Kids and teens may be tempted to dump their wet towels on the floor, so keep a basket near the laundry area to collect them instead.
Since accidents do happen and summer fun is part of what makes life good, SMART Carpet and Flooring recommends three flooring options that are beautiful and durable: Shaw's water-resistant Signal Mountain Resilient luxury vinyl plank flooring and the waterproof Shaw Running Water and Stony Brook carpets. All are designed to stand up to a busy lifestyle no matter the season, and all are available from any SMART Carpet and Flooring mobile showroom.
SMART Carpet and Flooring is the original mobile, at-home flooring showroom in New Jersey, later expanding to Pennsylvania and New York. The company's mobile showrooms now serve all three states and are stocked with thousands of carpet, vinyl, tile, wood, laminate and stone look flooring options for savvy consumers to evaluate in the comfort of their own homes, under their own lighting and against their own décor. SMART Carpet and Flooring provides complete flooring services, flooring removal and installation to in-house financing. The SMART Carpet and Flooring mobile showroom business model allows customers to enjoy lower prices and one-on-one service.
About SMART Carpet and Flooring
SMART Carpet and Flooring eliminates the hassle of buying new carpet and flooring by doing everything at the client's home, where color and quality selection matter most. Because the company is a mill-direct buying service and not a store, SMART Carpet and Flooring customers can save up to 50% off typical store prices. SMART Carpet and Flooring includes everything from measuring and layout to quality padding, installation and financing.
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