18 Dec Hardwood Floor Protection Tips For the Holidays
As you’re getting your home ready for the holidays, don’t forget about your hardwood floors. They can take a beating, but there are ways to protect them. Here are several hardwood floor maintenance tips to keep your floors looking pristine through the holiday season:
Use Furniture pads
The holidays can mean rearranging your furniture, both to decorate and to make room for all of your added guests. An easy way to make sure your chairs, couches, and tables don’t scratch your wood floors is to place felt pads under furniture legs. This will help protect against scratches and also make it easier to move your furniture around. These furniture pads will help protect your floors year-round.
Clean spills quickly
Cleaning up the spill quickly will help prevent any moisture damage to your wood floor, but it’s smart to avoid the situation altogether by making sure there are enough elevated places for people to place their beverages. Just make sure you put felt pads under all the table legs.
Protect your wood floors from your Christmas tree
If you’re partial to having a real Christmas tree up during the holidays, it’s crucial that you water it frequently to keep it alive during the holidays. But because water can warp your hardwood floors, it’s important to play a little defense against any water that may spill around the tree stand. Before you put up your tree, place a plastic bag underneath the tree stand to catch any water you may spill as you crouch down to water the tree. Your tree skirt will cover the plastic bag, and the plastic bag will help protect your floors. And then when you go to remove your tree at the end of the holiday season, wrap it up in that tarp again to help most of the needles. When needles do fall on your floor, clean them up quickly to avoid any damage.
Use rugs in high traffic areas
Placing rugs in the high-traffic areas of your home can help protect your hardwood floors, especially when you’re having a party. It’s also smart to place rugs under the areas where you’re serving food and drinks. Thoroughly clean the area where you’re placing the rug or runner prior to putting it down, and be sure to regularly sweep under and clean the rugs and runners to prevent any damage to your wood floors.
Clean and wax your wood floors
If it’s been awhile since you’ve waxed your hardwood floors, it may be time. Not only will waxing your wood floors make them look great, but it also protects them. The wax creates a protective surface that repels dust and resists scratches. The more you clean and wax your floors, the better they’ll be protected. Just be sure to you’re using the products that are specifically designed for the type of flooring that’s in your home.
If your wood floors get damaged, contact us!
No matter how well you protect your hardwood floors, they still may get scratched or damaged during the holidays. But don’t worry, wood floors can be refinished.
Our Team of Flooring Experts Is Ready To Help
At Truckee Meadows Hardwood Flooring you’ll always receive quality work from experienced hardwood floor professionals. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about hardwood flooring on stairs or any of our installation services. For the best in hardwood floor, visit our showroom on Cheney St. or contact us today for a quote. We look forward to working with you!