Considering installing hardwood flooring? Not a problem! Rumors are true that hardwood flooring does dent and scratch easily, but we’ve compiled a list of things you can do to help prevent future accidents and save you from sanding or refurbishing your floors.
Tips and Tricks
- Use area rugs – Place rugs around high-traffic areas, such as
kitchens, washrooms, living rooms, and corridors. This method can help prevent excessive damage.
- Choose the right cleaning products – Use microfiber dust mops and brooms to help you clean your hardwood without further causing any issues. The cleaning products and machines you use can easily damage most hardwood flooring. Maintain your floors using specific hardwood-based products, and avoid using devices with heavy plastic/metal attachments.
- Lift, lift, lift! – Rearranging or considering a move? Lift your small and large furniture. Most prolonged damages happen when heavy furniture is left without any support underneath. Try using felt pads to avoid dents and scratches.
- Give your pets a pedicure – Have some furry friends around the house?
We have a solution! You may not be able to stop all scratches from forming on your hardwood, but you can decrease the risk by giving your pets frequent nail trims. Maybe even consider getting fun foot accessories like socks or shoes.
- From start to finish – Choose your hardwood flooring correctly. Some options can help hide the appearance of wear and tear, while others can emphasize the damages. Try alternatives like engineered or re-finished hardwood. They help with durability while giving you a break from cleaning constantly. Even deliberate the type of stain and finish, lighter colors help hide imperfections and satin or matte finish hardwood flooring.