The holiday season is a wonderful time of year that many look forward to. But with our holiday guests come additional wear and tear on our floors. Slush and mud get tracked in, and food and drink spills are inevitable during the buzz of holiday celebrations. Luckily, with a little preparation, you can ensure your floors are well protected throughout all your holiday jubilees. Read on for a few tips from the experts at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough.
How to Protect Your Floors This Holiday Season
Use Door Mats
The main hazard, especially for hardwood floors in your Princeton home, is the debris and dirt that can get tracked into your home during parties and holiday visits. To counteract this, be sure to place doormats both outside and inside all entry doors. This will significantly cut down on the grit and grime that makes its way onto your floors.
Ask Guests to Take Off Shoes
Admittedly, this tip is a bit controversial. Some people don’t feel comfortable asking guests to remove shoes and if that’s you, disregard. However, if you don’t mind making the request, ask guests to take off their shoes upon entering your home. This will save you time in clean up and protect your floors.
Use Area Rugs in High Traffic Zones
Strategically place area rugs in all high traffic zones to protect floors in the most vulnerable areas of your home. In general, this would be your hallways, dining room, and any other location that gets a great deal of foot traffic. Be sure to look for rugs that have natural backing, like rubber-felt backed rugs, to ensure they don’t end up discoloring the floors.
Try A Tree Tray
A real Christmas tree can be nostalgic and beautiful, but also messy. To make sure the water that supplies your tree doesn’t end up all over your floors and result in damage, place a tree tray around the base. This will prevent any accidental spills from occurring.
Clean Up Spills
When you are enjoying a festive get together in your Princeton home, there will almost certainly be an inevitable spill. Clean it up quickly to prevent damage to your floors. Deep clean your floors after guests leave, removing dirt and grime before it has time to get ground into the carpet or scratch hardwoods.
Follow the tips listed above this holiday season to protect the floors of your Princeton area home. For more flooring advice, contact our experts at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough. We offer free in-home consultations and are proud to serve Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton and the surrounding areas.
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