Stop Damage To Carpeted Stairs

By Greg Vanden Berge

About the only way you're going to stop damage to carpeted stairs, will be to tell everyone that you know, never to walk up and down your stairs, ever again. Now that we got that out of the way, let's try to figure out a couple of ways to reduce the amount of damage, to your stairway flooring.

I already mention the easiest way possible, but the second way to avoid excessive wear to your staircase, will be to maintain the carpeting. This will require you to clean it at the least once a year, in order to remove all of the debris, stains and other undesirables.

The second and the most effective way to reduce staircase flooring damage, would be to remove your shoes at the entryway or before you enter the home. It's hard to imagine how much crap is usually stuck to the bottom of your shoes, especially if you were just involved in any type of outdoor activities.

The moment you climb any carpeted stairs with dirty shoes, there's a good chance that it won't be long, before the bottom of your shoes are clean and the filthy grime has been transferred to your staircase flooring. If you're really interested in stopping or reducing any type of stairway carpeting damage, you need to reduce the amount of dirt or debris that's entering your home.

What About Moisture?

If having dirty shoes wasn't enough, let's add a little moisture to the bottom of your shoes and then walked up and down the stairway. Now we can grind the moist dirt into the stair flooring, but don't let mom know about it.

To make a long story short, if you really want to take care of your staircase flooring and stop damage to carpeted stairs, you'll need to be more cautious. Just think about what you just read and then try to apply some of this information to your daily activities and it won't be long before you start to see positive results.

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