What impact can salt have on your flooring?

If salt or sodium chloride causes pot holes, how has salt impacted your carpets, tile flooring and/or wood flooring?
Research reveals that there are hundreds of brand names for ice-melting products.   Most ice melting products on the market are made from one or more of these basic ingredients:
  1. Sodium chloride, otherwise known as rock salt, and
  2. Calcium chloride.
Calcium chloride is a liquid brine in its natural state and is converted into a dry ice melting material by removing the water. It quickly absorbs moisture from the atmosphere when removed from its packaging to be used. As calcium chloride is converted into a liquid, it gives off heat, causing rapid ice melting to occur. Calcium chloride will melt ice at temperatures as low as -25 degrees. Also, if applied too heavily, an oily residue may appear on hard surfaces as well carpeted surfaces.
Calcium Chloride presents several problems for property owners. The salt itself is hydroscopic (attracts moisture), stays wet, attracting soil (much as urine salts attract moisture and maintain odors, especially in warm and humid conditions.)
This damp residue is also alkaline in nature, and because of this, potentially harmful to dyes used in acid dyed nylon and wool, while on the other hand, the rock salt crystals themselves contribute to abrasive damage to carpet fibers.
  1. Wood floods with salt residue on it.
  2. Salt residue on tiled flooring
  3. Salt on carpet steps


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