There are many individuals who love when the winter months come to visit which bring enjoyable family holidays, like Christmas and celebrations of the New Year. We may also get a snowfall or two in the Upstate, which may lead to a snowball fight while we laugh and enjoy each other’s company.
With all the fun that you can have, it can be easy to forget about the importance of protecting your hardwood floors! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered and that’s exactly what you should do for your hardwood floors.
Never underestimate the value of layering when it comes to hardwood floors. They are easily affected by water damage, causing them to pop up. Too much water, and suddenly you have to replace your hardwood floors. You want to avoid that the best you can. Of course this means using a wet mop to clean up the spills of beverages after dinner isn’t a good idea. Instead, clean up any spills immediately with a paper towel or cloth. Then, use a dry mop afterward to ensure the residue is also taken off the floor. But always make sure your hardwood floors are clean and dry.
As for covering the hardwood floors for their protection, there are many options. You may choose to use them all in combination, or stick to what you find the most appealing. You don’t want to sacrifice appearance for function. You want your home and hardwood floors to look it’s best.
Welcome mats are a great idea at for right at the door, welcoming guests into your home. They trap the dirt and keep in the moisture, often having a barrier around the edges while protecting your hardwood floors. If you place down one of the mats with a grip, you don’t have to worry about the mat moving around on your hardwood floor. The mats with grips are ideal, especially if the grips are on the top and bottom of the mat. This is because the top grips help to collect extra dirt from the passing shoes.
Another great suggestion is rugs and removable carpets. These can be placed on top of your hardwood floors throughout your home, both at the entrance and elsewhere. This allows a softer step, while protecting your hardwood floors. Besides, a well chosen carpet/rug can be a great addition to your home, even at other times of the year. They add just the right touch to make the place feel more homey.
Make sure that you ask your guests to remove outdoor footwear before entering past the protected area of your hardwood floor! If you want to be a superb host, you can even offer temporary indoor footwear to make your guest feel more comfortable. You can buy a pack of throw-away slippers, offering them to your guests which will help protect your hardwood floors.
A great tip for the general protection of your hardwood floors is to make sure you’re not moving furniture excessively. Even if there isn’t noticeable damage, like scratches, there is a chance you’re irritating your hardwood floor. So if you’re the type to like to move furniture around, or you think you’ll have to during the holidays, put furniture pads under the heavy stuff. It makes a noticeable difference!
Contact Canopy Hardwood at 864-595-3850 or via email to meet with someone on our team to discuss your hardwood flooring needs. We offer exceptional hardwood flooring products, materials and top-notch service at a reasonable price!