So your new floors were just installed just in time for all of the holiday festivities with family and friends. Now it’s time to protect the surface against heavier foot traffic, scuffs and spills.
Let’s start at the front door. Letting your guests carry the outdoors indoors can wreak havoc on your floor. For us Floridians, we don’t have to worry about visitors tracking in the dampness of snow. However dirt, mud and other debris can tag along and let’s not forget about the reality of hard to scrub scuff marks on your hardwood or tile. Create a station as they enter by providing a shoe rack or mat where shoes can be swapped out with slippers.
Next, anticipate the path where your guests will travel from room to room by guarding against additional foot traffic with runners or area rugs. It’s also a good idea to safeguard against spills and food fight remnants by placing a rug under the dining table.
Lastly, if you plan on shuffling furniture to accommodate your company, place furniture pads down first to prevent denting or scratching. You may be enjoying the moment of the holidays but this quick and easy step can save you years of anguish over permanent damage.
Tis’ the season to protect your new investment by simply taking precautionary measures. You can chat with your Account Manager about custom rugs and runners for your home. Now you can enjoy entertaining your guests as your floors stay merry and bright.