Winter time can be hard on your hardwood floors with dirty shoes and boots that are coming inside and bringing the mess with them. That’s why its important to use these few tips to protect your hardwood floors during the winter.
It’s our instinct to turn up the heat with the winter months but it is important to keep in mind the negative impact that may have on your hardwood floors. Home heaters can dry out hardwood flooring causing problems like cracking and shrinking. Using a humidifier can add moisture to the air helping to protect your flooring.
As simple as it seems wiping your feet at the door can protect against damage that bringing in mud and dirt causes. While some damage is unavoidable, taking the extra step to remove dirt, mud, and snow can lessen the damage.
High traffic areas like hallways and entryways are doomed to take a beating over time. Adding a rug can not only be a decorative statement but also protect your flooring. Rugs also provide family members and guests with a place to put their shoes when they come in.
Keeping hardwood floors clean goes beyond the looks, it helps prevent damage to your floors. Letting dirt and water sit on the floor for even a little time can cause long-term damage. That’s why it is important to use high-quality cleaning products such as a broom or a vacuum and finish with a nice mopping.