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Fun Facts About Flooring

As we all know, there are tons of flooring options now. From carpet, hardwood, laminate, luxury vinyl and waterproof, you have the pick of your choice. While you are on the hunt for the right type of flooring, we created this list about the fun facts about flooring. 

Dirty Carpets

If you do not vacuum your carpet for one year, it can gain several pounds of dirt. This dirt damages and stains your carpets and can cause health problems for you. 

And if you think not vacuuming is fine, the average person releases 1.5 million flakes of dead skin per year onto floors. Think about all the times you have laid down, played or just relaxed on a dirty carpet. 

Carpet Cleaning Tricks

Sprinkle salt on top of mud to effectively get rid of it. Keep it on for one hour, and then vacuum it up. 

For new stains, a quick and easy way to get rid of those messes is to use club soda. All you need to do is pour some on top of the stain and then sponge it right up. You can also contact us for professional carpet cleaning

Homes With Hardwood

Homes that have hardwood floors tend to sell for more compared to homes without it. That is why many homeowners invest in installing hardwood floors. 

Straw Floors

Before hardwood floors or carpet, homes had only a dirt floor. To avoid slipping and falling, homeowners placed straw on top of the dirt. 

Bathroom Floors

As most of us know, bathroom floors are the most germ-filled out of your entire home. And, it makes sense because you walk, use the restroom and wash off dirt and grime in this room. 

Expensive Tile

You have not seen expensive tile unless you have seen a black marble tile creation from Pietra Firma. Each piece of tile has 95 brilliant-cut diamonds designed as a flower. Just for ten square feet of the tile, it costs one million dollars. This price does not reflect installation. 

Oldest Carpet

In 1949 during an archeological excavation, archeologists found a carpet inside a prince’s tomb in Pazyryk, Serbia. The flooring was woven in the 5th century BC. 

Made With a Printer

While it may only be the top layer, flooring companies use a 3D printer to create laminate flooring. Manufacturers call this printed layer the ‘living paper,’ and it looks just like hardwood. There is also a thick coat placed on top to help prevent scratches and scuffs. 

For the DIY Masters

If you are all about DIY projects, then luxury vinyl is the perfect flooring for you. They are easy to cut and install and come in a variety of colors, styles and textures. 

We hope that you gained a little more fun knowledge about the different types of floors. If you need help installing a new floor in the O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Belleville or the surrounding areas, contact Valor Home Services right away.