Decorative living room with hardwood floors and area rug

Each year the holiday season leaves us with the same feeling: it took forever to come and went by too quickly. With family coming to stay, friends to visit, and out-of-school children to entertain, it often feels like the holidays are too short and too fast to start, let alone finish projects around the home. Luckily, at Floor Coverings International Concord, flooring is always on our mind, and we’ve come up with 4 quick and easy flooring projects that you can conquer this holiday season!

1. Carpet Deep Clean

With the inclement weather and additional foot traffic that fall and winter bring, your carpets will most likely need special attention to keep them clean and looking new. Although it might seem like a big task, the holiday season is a great time to have your carpets professionally steamed or shampooed. In living rooms in particular, you’ll appreciate the additional cleanliness as you stay warm by the fire, which will help give you peace of mind before the annual spring cleaning begins.

2. Rearrange Your Furniture

In the same vein as cleaning your carpets, rearranging your furniture is a great way to prolong the life of your floors, no matter the material! A quick shuffle of living room furniture will help redirect traffic patterns, and help avoid uneven wear on your floors. It’s also a great opportunity to swap out old felt pads or add new protecting pads underneath heavier items.

3. Closet Cleanouts and Storerooms

What does cleaning out your closets have to do with flooring? Glad you asked! Closet and storeroom flooring is often the most neglected flooring in your home. While rummaging about for lights and decorations, take stock of the condition of your floors. Are they worn, scratched, or torn? Because these spaces are smaller, replacing the flooring is a minor project that won’t interfere with your holiday festivities. Heck, while you’re at it, have a look at your laundry room floors! We carry a great selection of flooring options for closets, storerooms, and laundry rooms that will last long and won’t break the bank.

4. Refresh Your Area Rugs

Is your living room, hallway, or entryway in need of a facelift? Area rugs are a simple way to instantly transform the design of your home. Play with different shapes and textures that will add pleasing contrasts with your existing hardwoods or tile, such as a circular frieze rug, or patterned felted wool rug. For an added touch of nature, consider plant-based fibers such as jute or sisal. With area rugs, your options are nearly endless!

For more great ways to tackle home flooring projects, call Floor Coverings International Concord today and talk to a member of our team. We’ll provide you with great tips, expert advice, and a great selection of flooring options for your needs!

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