Avoid Hardwood Damage

Mats or area rugs should be used at each entry to collect dirt and grit that you or your guests may track in.  These tiny particles act like sandpaper and will scratch your floor.

In addition, place mats in any areas where water may be splashed, such as near a kitchen sink, and area rugs (with slip-resistant backings) in high traffic areas of your home.

Avoid using non-ventilated mats or rugs, or those with rubber backing.  (They can damage your floor by trapping moisture and causing warping and discoloration.)  Instead, use those designed specifically for hardwood floors.  Remember to shake them out regularly to remove dirt and grit.

Trim your pets' nails regularly to minimize finish scratches.

To prevent surface damage, avoid rolling heavy appliances and furniture on the floor. Use plywood hardboard or appliance lifts, if necessary.

Use furniture leg protector pads (felt) under all furniture legs.

Replace hard, narrow furniture rollers with wide rubber rollers.

Keep the relative humidity in your home between 35% and 55%.

Protect your floor from direct sunlight to prevent fading.


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