While solid wood flooring boasts natural beauty and longevity, it can also be more susceptible to scratches and stains. Damage that affects the aesthetic appearance and integrity of your flooring can be caused by a range of factors, such as walking across the floor with high heels or pushing furniture around. This blog from Quicksand Flooring contains useful information about how to avoid scratches on wooden floors.
Use Carpets and Rugs
In high traffic areas such as living rooms and dining rooms, carpets and rugs offer excellent protection for wooden floors. These not only prevent marks from appearing, but also add a sense of style and elegance that can enhance the atmosphere of your interior areas. Carpets and rugs are also useful for preventing water damage.
Take Off Your Shoes
Your wooden floors can experience a significant amount of foot traffic, so it’s a good idea to enforce a ‘no shoes’ policy for occupants and visitors alike. This reduces the chance of dirt marking or staining your floors and prevents small rocks from scratching the finish. In addition to lengthening the life of your wooden floors, taking off your shoes also has sanitary benefits.
Apply Furniture Tabs
When people move their furniture around, they often end up scratching their wooden floors in the process. Placing small felt tabs on the legs of your tables, chairs and couches can help protect your wooden floors from damage. If you don’t have access to fabric pads or felt tabs, you can also use socks and plastic bags.
Trim Pet Claws
Pets can also cause damage to your wooden floors if their paws aren’t well clipped and properly groomed. This requires significant care, as improper trimming techniques can harm your pets. As an alternative, you can also use pet booties and nail caps.
Learn More Today
Get in touch with the experts at Quicksand Flooring today for more information about how to avoid scratches on your wooden floor. Contact us by calling 0451 326 307 or by filling out our convenient online enquiry form for a prompt response.