Rainy Days Are In Our Future, Be Prepared in Protecting Your Hardwood

Spring is right around the corner, and with that comes continuous rainy days. The last thing you want to do is ruin your hardwood floors, we all know they aren't always easily replaceable. Here are some things to keep in mind so you don't ruin your floors when it's raining cats and dogs during those spring days



Take Off Your Shoes When You Get Home

This is a very important step not only when it rains, but when your shoes get exposed to anything that can get all over your wood floors. The more your floors get wet, the more you'll need to clean them, and the probability of moisture ruining them goes way up.  One way to avoid ruining your hardwood floors is to always take off your shoes when you get in the house. If taking off your shoes in your home isn't your thing, try having a basket filled with socks or slippers by your door to always remind you. This crucial step also applies to your house guests, so don't forget to let them know too!

Don't Let Water Sit, Clean Up Immediately 

Sometimes getting your floors wet is inevitable so make sure you have supplies handy to take care of the mess when it comes. One of the worst things you can do is let it sit on the floor. It can soak in or if it's muddy water, even stain your perfect floors. 

Rugs Are Your Best Friends

Having a rug outside your doors, as well as after you get in the house to clean off your feet is essential if you want to make sure you aren't getting any water or dirt on those hardwood floors of yours. Make sure you really rub the bottom of your shoes across that outdoor rug! If your kids are prone to running into the house the second they get in without taking off their shoes, set up some darker decorative throw rugs around the entrance of your house. They won't show dirt easily and they'll save your hardwood. 

Know of any other ways to save your floors this spring? Leave them in the comments below. And as always, if you'd like to schedule a hardwood flooring project with us, feel free to contact us via our contact page. We look forward to working with you!

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