Everything in our homes gets wear and tear and there really is nothing we can do to prevent it, although there are plenty of things we can do to help protect the staircases from harm with just a few easy steps. Your staircase might be the last thing on your mind when it comes to protecting it from regular wear and tear but the stairs are shown to be one of the busiest places in the homes here in Melbourne (unless of course, you don’t have stairs in your home). Join me as we take a look at some helpful ways you can utilise if you would like to protect your staircase for years to come.
Cleaning – Routine cleaning of your stairs includes sweeping as well as damp mopping them to help remove any dirt or liquid that may damage the stairs.
Gravel & Rocks – You want to make sure your stairs do not have gravel or rocks on them (the regular cleaning will help with this problem) the gravel and rocks and even salt from outside can dent and scratch your stairs.
Mould – Routine mould removal can help prolong the life of your timber staircase, mould and mildew are more prevalent in humid or moist areas, if you live in one of those areas it is recommended you routinely clean and treat your stairs for mould. This mould removal treatment is simple you simply mix 1/4 to 1/2 of a cup of bleach with a gallon of water and use this solution to wipe down the stairs thoroughly.
Annual Waxing – By scheduling an annual waxing for your stairs you can help make them last longer and look beautiful for years to come. The wax will help to seal the stairs and prevent stains and damage to your stairs.
Carpet or Runners – if you want to protect your stairs you could always put on runners or full carpet for that matter.
Another thing to take into consideration is the climate where you live, for example, the mould point noted above will really only apply to those who reside in places with high humidity, so take into account your particular area as well.