If you have family or friends planning to visit, for holiday festivities or just regular festivities, don’t forget to give your wood floors some extra care and attention. The added foot traffic means extra wear and tear on your floors. The following tips can help you make sure your wood floors are properly protected as you welcome guests into your home.
If you have wood floors in your kitchen, be sure to protect areas near the refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, and stove with area rugs to avoid water and food stains. Place rugs or floor mats near any entrance into your home so guests can wipe their feet and keep any harsh materials from making their way onto your wood floors. You may also want to ask guests to remove their shoes when entering your home. If you need to move furniture to make room for extra guests, be sure to use felt pads on the table and chair legs to avoid scratching your wood floors. If you have wood flooring in areas of your home that you anticipate seeing high traffic, you may want to use area rugs in those rooms as well.
These tips can help ensure that your wood floors maintain their finish and shine, even under added foot traffic. Taking these few extra steps to protect your floors can also help ensure that you can enjoy your time together with family and friends without worrying about the safety of your floor.