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Care for Your Hardwood During the Holidays with These Tips

The holidays are all about gathering with friends and family. If you have hardwood flooring in your home, you want to prepare your floors for the eventful holiday season. Here is how to care for your hardwood during the holidays:

Holiday Care Tips for Hardwood Floors

First, routine maintenance is key. Be sure to regularly dust, mop, and sweep your floors before your holiday events. This provides a good base going into the festive season. Additionally, it reduces the risk of scratches from dust and debris.

If you’re throwing a party with pets, kids, or drinks, spills are possible. If a spill happens during your holiday gathering, clean it as soon as it happens. This prevents long-term damage that discolors or warps your floors.

Rugs and mats are a great way to preserve your floors. Be sure to put a welcome mat at your front door for your guests to either wipe off or remove their shoes. Additionally, place rugs in your most high-traffic areas, such as your living room or walkways.

Moving your furniture to accommodate your guests? Make sure your floor is protected first. Attach felt pads to the feet of your tables, chairs, and couches to reduce the risk of scratches. You can also put a rug underneath your furniture for protection.

Consider establishing some rules in your home during the holiday season to keep your floors protected. For one, you can establish a “no shoes” rule for visitors. You can also trim your pet’s nails and avoid wearing heels in your home to prevent damage.

Follow these tips to keep your floors safe and protected this holiday season. If you’re looking to remodel your space, shop for hardwood flooring at For assistance with your order, give us a call at (800) 689-9006 or email us at

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