At Floor Coverings International Concord, we love the timelessness and natural beauty of hardwood floors. When installed professionally, hardwood flooring can last years on end. To help our Concord neighbors protect and maintain the beauty of their hardwood floors, we put together this helpful guide.
Preventing Furniture Scratches on Hardwood Flooring
Whether a small chair or a big table, moving furniture around is the leading cause of damage to hardwood floors in Concord-area homes. Luckily though, there are some quick fixes to help prevent furniture from scratching your floors.
Instead of pushing or dragging furniture from place to place, grab an extra hand and lift it. Moving big furniture around can be tough, but having the extra hands to help lift big pieces could save you a lot of time and money down the line in repairs.
Add wheels or furniture pads
Adding wheels to big furniture pieces like bed frames is a quick way to lift sharp edges and protect your floors from getting scratched. With a screwdriver and some screws, you are all set to install wheels on the bottom of any piece of furniture. If wheels won’t work for the furniture piece in mind, pads are a helpful alternative. Available in bulk packages, furniture pads are a cheap and easy fix best used for smaller furniture pieces, like chairs. Simply remove the adhesive backing, attach them to the legs, and voila! Your floors are safe.
Avoid Shoe Scuffing
Aside from furniture, hardwood floors are often susceptible to getting scratch by our shoes. Boots, cleats, high heels, you name it – without being careful, they all can permanently damage your hardwood flooring. To work against this, add area rugs or a carpet runner to the busiest areas of your home. If you want to get rid of the problem entirely, create a designated shoe-removal spot by adding shoe racks and a bench (equipped with furniture pads!) to the entrance of your home.
Protect Against Animal Scratches
The final types of scratching to hedge against are those caused by our four-legged friends. Ensuring that your animals are well groomed, with nails properly trimmed, is a great start to protecting your hardwood floors. Concord cat owners also find value in investing in cat play structures that encourage the cat to scratch the structure, not the hardwood floor.
No matter what type of wood floors you have, it’s important to keep them scratch-free to enjoy years of lasting beauty. For more tips on how to best maintain your hardwood floors, contact your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Concord today!
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