Cleaning The Beach
There are a few things to consider. First we are going to talk flooring. What flooring is actually best for beach living?
Luxury vinyl is a great choice for any beach house for the following reasons:
luxury vinyl comes in planks and tiles, softer underfoot/dampens sound, looks and feels like wood, easy to install/ ideal for a DIY installation, 100% waterproof and water resistant options, amazing durability, easy to clean, very affordable, will not warp, ideal for areas prone to moisture issues, Best Flooring Choices for the Coastal Home,
Bamboo has surged in popularity; still an attractive, affordable and practical choice for homes for a few good reasons:
Bamboo flooring is a harder, more durable surface, stranded bamboo is said to be the strongest variety of bamboo flooring and two to three times stronger than oak, Bamboo is an eco-friendly hardwood, comes in a variety of shades, so you can select flooring that will match the style of the room you are outfitting.
You want to make sure you that keep your floors swept and free of the sand. It might be easier to vacuum floors with beach sand on them.
You want to take the time to remove sand from pockets, seams, etc. You might find a hand held vac run over your clothing to be a great laundry tool if you are fighting beach sand. You will defintely want to remove as much of the sand as possible. It can (& will) clog up your machine if you get too much built up over time. Your dryer vent will catch a great deal and then your ventilation tube can get clogged up with it. So you really need to be vigilant in removing as much sand as possible BEFORE you wash and dry your clothes.
The same rule applies here for furniture. Don't allow beach goers to sit on your fabric seating until after they have de-sanded themselves. Sand gets everywhere and will wear holes into fabrics faster. Look for surfaces that are non-porous, non-fabric and easy to clean for your beach sets. Wicker furniture is great for areas between the sand and the indoors. It will help alleviate the wear and tear on your furniture.
Make sure that 99.9% of your sand from your body and clothing is removed prior to entering the shower/bath. You do not want to have your drains clogged unnecessarily due to sand. Just remove as much as possible.
The first rule of thumb is to make sure people dust themselves off as completely as they possibly can before they enter your living spaces. With children this can be especially difficult. Finding furniture, flooring, laundry and bath tricks to keep the sand at bay will be a great money and time saver in the future.
Make it a great one!
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