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FLOORING & HOME MAINTENANCE SERVICES: Holiday tips to care for your floor

Wendy Barton, Southern Home Enterprises

Wendy Barton, Southern Home Enterprises

By Wendy Barton, Southern Home Enterprises

As the year gently winds down to a close, most of us are frantically gearing up for the end of year celebrations. Life is busy and your home is a buzzing hive of holiday activity.

Unless you’re a holiday Grinch and don’t ever let anyone into your home, you’re unlikely to get away with a totally undamaged floor. But, whether you have hardwoodlaminate or carpeted floors, there are a few preventative measures you can take to minimize the damage.

Clean Beforehand – Not only will it look good, there won’t be any debris that can be ground into the floor by lots of pairs of feet.

Doormats – When it comes to potential damage to your flooring, the number one villain is dirt and debris tracked into your home on people’s shoes.

Area Rugs and Runners in the high traffic areas of your home. Hallways, dining rooms or wherever you set up the food and drinks at your party are the key places.

Take Off Shoes – This is good for your wood floors and your carpet. As far as taking care of your floor goes, not wearing shoes in the home is a good habit to get into, as shoes can track in debris from outside.

Furniture Legs – Make sure the furniture on your wood floors have little rubber feet on the legs to prevent it from scratching the wood.

Enjoy the Holidays

To learn more about anything and everything related to flooring, contact the flooring experts 931-273-7466.


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