With the holiday season here, it’s important to keep your floors in mind. It isn’t uncommon for hardwood floors to wear down a bit from people being in your home. Here are some tips on how to protect it!


Have a quality finish

If your hardwood floors are protected with a great finish then there is not much you need to do. It is a form against scratches or dents and even liquids. Though, even with a good finish, make sure any spills are cleaned up immediately.

Add mats to doorways

Many elements such as melted snow or rain can be hard on your hardwood floors. Be sure your entrances in your home have a mat for guests to wipe their shoes on. This will help protect your hardwood floors against moisture damage.

Move furniture very carefully

Moving furniture is more likely to damage your floors than high heel shoes. If you rearrange, be sure that chairs and tables are picked up rather than dragged around on the floors.  And, it’s always wise to use felt pads on the bottoms of chairs and tables.

Ask guests to remove shoes

Even with mats, shoes can bring in elements to your home that aren’t good for your hardwood floors. Warn your guests to remove their shoes upon arrival to your home, or you can offer them slippers (they’re also a great parting gift!). This can keep your floors clean and prevent dirt from being spread around your home.

Clean your floors

Maintaining your hardwood floors by cleaning them regularly will always be helpful. This post about cleaning hardwood floors will be the perfect guide for you to follow.

Any lingering questions about the holiday season and its effect on your hardwood floors? Contact the hardwood flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook