It’s often said that the hardest part of owning hardwood flooring is keeping it clean and dry. Doing so is truly a challenge for the whole family. Thankfully, there are some simple ways to protect your beautiful floor from contaminants! Here’s how you can get started.
Common Threats Against Your Wooden Floor
Most homeowners with hardwood flooring are more focused on not spilling grape juice than they are on the most common threats. There are numerous contaminants and objects that can damage your floor, such as:
- Basic Dirt Particles
- Wet Clothing
- Muddy Shoes
- Plumbing Leaks
- Excessive Humidity
- Furniture Legs
- Improper Cleaning Products
If you’re feeling anxious, don’t worry! There are several easy ways to safeguard your flooring.
How to Protect Hardwood Floors
Instead of focusing on each and every threat, start with high traffic areas. Your front and back doors are the top two entry points for dirt and mud. Try creating a shoe-free zone for your family, where you can conveniently store your “get dirty” shoes! Watch out for those soccer cleats and high heels; they can damage your hardwood flooring too! Also, see if you can store a towel near the backyard door to wipe off your pets when it rains. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to stop all dirt from coming into the house. You’ll need to vacuum the floor regularly to prevent the natural buildup of dirt.
Believe it or not, the next biggest threats to your flooring are furniture and water appliances. Make sure you have some floor covers or a rug for those pointy furniture legs, as these can harm your finish. You’ll also want to keep an eye out on leaky water appliances. Water heaters are a common source of leaky grief, though this isn’t an issue with tankless water heaters. Your kitchen sink is another “usual suspect”. That’s why it’s always prudent to finish plumbing before flooring when you decide to remodel your kitchen.
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