As homeowners, we are all concerned with protecting our investments. Whether that means replacing a loose shingle, keeping your furnace filter clean, or clearing out your gutters, it is always super important to make sure that you’re keeping up with your home’s maintenance needs. There are many things within your home that need your regular attention, and some things more than others. Your hardwood flooring is surely no exception.
Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any home and can increase your home’s value, add class, and help your space stay clean-looking. But what is the best way to actually clean your hardwood floors? Taking care of wood can be a little different from how you treated your carpet, tile, or laminate. You need to consider ways to protect your gorgeous hardwood floors from scratches, harsh chemicals, stains, and dirt.
Protecting your floor from scratches can be tricky, but there are some great products and ideas out there to help you out. Consider putting furniture pads on the legs of your chairs, couches, and tables, and utilize a cute area rug for further protection. Also, keep your dog’s nails clipped a bit shorter.
Pads Under Rugs
A spill on your hardwood floors is something that you, of course, want to wipe up quickly, because if moisture settles on your wood, it could cause damage. But how do you deal with something that spills on your rug and soaks through? There are some really great pads made specifically for area rugs to help get air to any moisture and wet areas. This will prevent your floors from damage that may be hidden to you.
Hardwood floors are so worth care that you need to take when it comes to protecting them. These are just a couple of the great ways to protect your hardwood floors. Watch for pt. 2 of this blog series and contact us now if you’ve been considering making the change to hardwood floors in your home!