August 30, 2021
The holiday season can bring plenty of loved ones through your home, so it’s important to not only keep your floors clean but also well-maintained. That way, when January rolls around, you don’t look down to find that your hardwood flooring is ruined. Here are a few things to keep in mind when having large holiday gatherings, or even just a small number of people over to celebrate. They could mean the difference between keeping shiny floors or needing hardwood floor refinishing.
Don’t Rush to Get the Mop Out
When you have a spill or two, you may be tempted to just get the mop and wash the floors down. It’s the fastest way to clean up. But mopping can also dull the finish on your hardwood flooring. Instead, be patient with it by using dry products to clean up the mess or special cleaners designed for hardwood flooring. That way, you can avoid damaging your floors.
Get a Tray for Your Tree
Many people love the beauty and fragrance of the real tree, but care must be taken not to ruin your hardwood flooring. A tray under your tree can help to prevent dirt buildup, scratches, and water damage. This simple precaution can help save you time and money in having to call hardwood flooring contractors to repair the damage, which could be extensive since the tree will likely be there a while.
Use Felt Pads Under Your Decorations
You can have lots of fun putting up decorations while enjoying the holiday music. Buy wood tables and hardwood flooring can take a beating with all the movement and shifting to make everything look perfect. Using felt pads can help save all the scratches, leaving you to decorate without worry.
Clean Your Hardwood Flooring Before and After Your Gathering
While waiting to clean until after the party is over makes sense, by cleaning beforehand you make the cleanup easier by the time everyone has left. You can give yourself a more manageable mess while ensuring that your hardwood flooring remains in the best shape possible.
If you have any questions or would like a consultation about hardwood floor installation, call Luke or contact us through our website. We’re happy to help give you beautiful hardwood flooring solutions.