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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR OAK FLOOR

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR OAK FLOOR

TIPS FOR YOU TO PROTECT YOUR OAK FLOOR FROM WEAR AND DAMAGE

Here are a few good tips for you to protect your oak floor from wear and damage.

Grit is your main enemy. Grit in this case means any abrasive material that gets walked onto your floor on a regular basis. One of the main sources of grit regularly getting walked onto your floor is from a surprising source – the concrete of your garage, and the concrete or blacktop of your driveway. But there are also a few more common sources of walk-in grit:

– Sand from a sandbox or sandy yard

– Fine dirt from the yard

– Substances clinging to the under-patterns of shoes

Here’s the best solution for all the above problems:

Put a quality walk-off mat at your entry doors – this will keep most of the grit from being walked in! Position a shoe rack in your hall closet and ask each member of the household to keep a pair of clean, soft-soled slippers or trainers on it. Leave shoes on the mat or kick off your shoes on the mat and store them in a shoe cupboard. Leave shoes in the porch and have slippers at the ready. Ask them to take their shoes off at the door, put on their slippers, and place their outdoor shoes on the shoe rack. This will prevent grit or stones stuck to the soles of outdoor shoes from scratching the floor.

Place floor protectors on the underside of furniture legs before returning items to the area in which your new wood or laminate floor has been laid. These come in different shapes and sizes, and they act as a barrier between sharp edges and the floor. It’s especially important to place them on anything moved regularly. One example is dining-room chairs, which people tend to push back when they want to leave the table and pull forward when they want to get closer to it.

The other major thing that will help you a lot is to get a maintenance system. If you want to know more, please visit our homepage, or give us a buzz.