The holidays are not only a stressful season for our minds and bodies, but they can also be stressful for our homes as well. All of the merrymaking brings snowy boots, spilled eggnog, and scratches and scruffs to your beautiful hardwood flooring. If you’ve recently purchased new hardwood from Lockwood's Carpet in Gloucester, VA or you’re simply trying to maintain your current hardwood, we’ve compiled a list of easy tips to keep your hardwood looking fresh and gorgeous throughout the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Don’t be afraid to ask visitors to take their shoes off before entering your home during the holiday season. Make it fun by offering up festive socks or snag a customized Etsy sign to place by the door. If this isn’t an option, be sure to place mats or area rugs around the doorways and other high traffic areas of your home to protect your flooring from the elements. Check out our ’ for immediate delivery on thousands of rug styles, perfect for the holidays.
Dealing with Spills
Accidents will inevitably happen during the holidays, with all of the guests and the festivities. Try not to stress?—but do try to clean the mess as quickly as possible! Hardwood flooring is not waterproof, and prolonged exposure to any liquid can lead to buckling and warping. Simply use a dry cotton cloth to blot the spill. As always, make sure you check with your manufacturer’s warranty before using any cleaning products or methods.
Daily Care and Maintenance
Admit it…most of us don’t like reading directions. However, as with purchasing a new appliance or electronic, it’s important to ask questions and understand how to care for your new hardwood flooring when you buy it. For the most part, a simple daily sweep is all you need along with the occasional dust mop or deep clean, especially during the holidays. You can also take a look at our hardwood care and maintenance tips for more information.
Waterproof Hardwood Flooring
For a stress-free holiday (at least, where your flooring is concerned), consider installing waterproof hardwood flooring in your home. Floorté waterproof hardwood is engineered to last and is built to withstand any messes!