Are You Unintentionally Destroying Your Hardwood Floors?

Feb 19, 2019

If you have hardwood floors in your home, you may be unaware of the ways you could be destroying them without even knowing it. Here are some ways seemingly harmless items and habits could be harming your floors.

Wearing shoes in the house

A very simple way to reduce damage to your hardwood floors is to not wear shoes inside your home. This can help to eliminate tracked dirt that can ruin a floor’s finish. Also- high heels can be the worst type of shoes to wear in your home. The force of the heel can put dents in your floors. Try not to wear any shoes inside, but especially high heels.

No rug or entry mat

A doormat and rugs throughout your home protect your floors in high traffic areas. It is the first line of defense against dirt, grime or scratches.

Not cleaning up a mess right away

Leaving any type of liquid on your floors after a spill can cause your floor’s finish to dull. Be sure to wipe up any spills immediately with a cloth.


Water and hardwood floors are not friends. Moisture can go through the wood’s fibers which cause boards to swell, cup and seperate. Do not mop or use any water on your hardwood floors to clean up messes.


There are many different ways you could be damaging your hardwood floors without knowing. To learn more, contact the hardwood flooring experts at Signature Hardwood Floors for any questions, and a FREE ESTIMATE. You can call us at 410.415.0755 or click here today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!