If you watch HGTV or similar programming, then you’ve probably noticed that hardwood flooring is often considered a highly desirable trait in a home. Of course, if you already have hardwood floors in your home, then you likely already know that keeping them looking TV-worthy is more challenging than the shows make it seem–even with the best finishes and sealants, hardwood flooring is still vulnerable to scuff marks, scratches, and other damage. We at Wright’s Carpet and Flooring want to help you keep your hardwood floors looking their best, so in this article we’ll be going over a few expert tips on how to do that.
- Sweep Regularly. This first tip may seem like a no-brainer–obviously you need to keep your floors clean if you want them to look good. However, there is more to this tip than just preventing your hardwood flooring from looking dirty. Besides making things look dingy, dirt particles act like microscopic sandpaper as they rub against your floors, wearing them away over time. By sweeping dirt up regularly, you prevent this erosion from taking place.
- Polish Periodically. In addition to sweeping, we at Wright’s Carpet and Flooring also recommend that you polish your hardwood floors on a regular basis. Not only will a little polish give your floors a gorgeous shine, it will also provide an extra protective coating that repels dirt and helps protect against scratches.
- Pad Your Furniture. One of the most common sources of scuff marks on hardwood flooring is your furniture, especially pieces that get moved back and forth frequently such as kitchen or dining chairs. Fortunately, an easy solution exists–we at Wright’s Carpet and Flooring recommend buying felt pads and placing them on the feet of all your furniture pieces. The extra cushioning will prevent any sharp edges from digging into your beautiful floors.