In the winter, hardwood floor care is particularly important and particularly challenging, especially for anyone facing a fierce winter where temperature fluctuations, snow and rock salt all make the task that much more difficult. The challenges of winter can cause scratches, stains, cracked floorboards and more on even the best-maintained wood floors.
It’s happened to all of us after a day trekking around on a snowy day—we come inside with boots covered in rock salt and leave them by the door only to pick them up the next day and find a gritty coating or a stain on the hardwood floor. Here’s how to prevent ice melt from doing any more damage:
When it snows, it pours – but why do municipalities treat the roads with salt? A chemist explains how salt affects water and ice.
Keeping your sidewalks and driveway free of ice during the winter is a safety must—but sometimes the rock salt used to dissolve ice can create another safety problem. Traditional rock salt can burn puppy paws or cause stinging and rashes on children’s feet when it gets tracked into the house. Instead, try this pet and kid friendly ice melt from Natural Rapport.
Snowy weather and icy sidewalks can lead to slip and falls, but pet lovers may be hesitant to spread ice melt for fear of hurting their pup’s paws. Rock salt, the most commonly used ice melt, can get lodged between your dog’s paw pads and can heat up to 170 degrees—ouch! Rock salt is also a gastrointestinal trigger, which means more trips outside in the cold.
Add a soft warm glow to any room with this Himalayan Salt Lamp! This beautiful lamp is hand-carved from pure crystal rock salt. Makes a great nightlight, mood light, or decoration.