You’ve spent money on your hardwood floors and you’re really happy with the way they look in your home, so you want to make sure they keep their good condition and appearance over time. If they’re not treated properly, then your hardwood floors can fade and weaken much quicker than you’d like, so it’s important that you take measures to keep them protected so that they maintain their value and appearance. Here are a few easy ways how you can protect your hardwood floors.
Place area rugs
Strategically placed area rugs can help to reduce the amount of wear your hardwood floors experience on a daily basis. If it’s a part of the house where people and animals frequently walk through with hard shoes or muddy paws, then rugs and mats help to catch the dirt and moisture before it reaches the hardwood floors as well as prevent scratches and general wear and tear from footwear.
Pad the bottom of furniture
Chair and table legs can do some damage to hardwood floors as they get dragged around the room. Placing felt pads on the bottom of furniture legs and bases helps to prevent two hard surfaces from rubbing against each other and causing your floors to become scratched.
Keep it out of the sun
Sunlight through your windows can cause your hardwood floors to fade and become discolored over time. Choosing the right treatments for your windows, such as curtains and blinds, can help to reduce the amount of damage the sun does to your hardwood floors, keeping them looking good and in top condition.
Clean it properly
Vacuuming or sweeping your floors regularly helps to limit the amount of dirt and dust on the surface, which can cause damage as it is tread around under your feet. If spills occur on your hardwood floor, make sure you see to them as soon as possible, but avoid mopping the floors as the excess moisture can cause the wood to swell and warp.
Keep shoes off your floors
The best way to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture on your hardwood floors, as well as helping to prevent scratches from footwear, is to remove your shoes before you step on the hardwood floors, and asking guests to do the same. High heels, especially, can cause damage to hardwood floors.
If you’re in need of products or services to keep your hardwood floors in top condition, then contact us at University Flooring Center for our expert advice and services, available in and around Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville, NC.