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Tips to Protect your Hardwood Floors

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When you have decided to enhance the beauty of your bedroom or home office with wood flooring , there are many way you can both protect the quality of your floor and add years to its luster and life. Here are a few tips that will help you do just that.

  • Place a throw rug in front of entrances and high traffic areas where tracking is likely to occur.
  • Furniture that is moved on a regular basis should have floor glides below each leg in order to prevent scratching and wear.
  • It is important that you do not wax the bottom of any furniture legs and avoid cleaning products that contain wax or a soap base.
  • Rubber, foam back or plastic mats can discolor hardwood floors.
  • If at all possible, avoid wearing high heeled shoes on wood floors.
  • In order to prevent slips, place area rugs on the floor that have approved vinyl rug underlay.

If you are in need of a new hardwood floor or furnishings for your St. Louis area home, visit Ambassador Flooring Company.

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Protect your Hardwood Floors against Scratching from Furniture

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

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When it comes to your beautiful hardwood floors, you want to do everything you can to keep that gorgeous shine and radiant finish as visually pleasing as possible. That means protecting it against nicks and scratches that can come from home necessities like your own furniture. People tend to forget that even though you have your furniture carefully placed in a room, there will be instances were furniture will be moved. Whether being moved to give the room a new look or accidentally by the children, dog or a guest, those chair and sofa legs can scratch the hardwood.

Here are a few tips to protect against such damage:

  • Place your furnishings on decorative area rugs.
  • Put felt pads on the bottom of the chair or sofa legs. Make sure to keep pads free of dirt.
  • When moving heavy furniture pieces, place a blanket and a piece of plywood under the item to protect the floor.

If you are in need of a new hardwood floor or furnishings for your St. Louis area home, visit Ambassador Flooring Company.