The Holiday season is the best time of year! Dinner parties, loved ones, family and having people over to celebrate the end of the year together are just a few reasons December is just a great time to send out some invites!
Hosting a holiday party comes with plenty of its stressors (and tons of fun), don’t let your floors become a stressor in the aftermath! With so many people walking around, furniture being moved and the unpreventable spill that are bound to happen – it’s important to protect your floors from the scratches and stains that come with holiday foot traffic.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Mats, Mats, Mats!: Mats inside and outside the entryways encourage guests to wipe their shoes before entering your home and dragging in any wintry muck.
- Rugs: Invest in rugs for high-traffic areas, like the front entrance, hallways, gathering areas, and dining room.
- Offer a Shoe Rack: Getting the snow out of boots can be a pain – give your guests the easy option of taking them off and placing them on a rack with a tray to catch the melting snow. This will prevent the snowy/salty combo from being walked around your floors.
- Fit the Furniture: You’re bound to move furniture around (as are your guests), so fit your furniture with felt pads to help glide furniture without causing scratches – especially important if you’ve got hardwood floors.
- Covers & Throws: Protect your couches and expensive furniture from spills, stains or worse with fitted covers or decorative throw blankets.
- Extra Cans: Place extra trash cans around the home to prevent finding unwanted spills or trash on your floors. Depending on your flooring type, a spill left too long could cause permanent damage and require replacement.
- Go Green: Reaching for the roll when there’s a spill is just all to convenient, but it’s also very easy to waste less. Keep a stack of hand towels around and one on you to wipe away spills as you see them – don’t wait until it’s too late!
Your floors are an investment – protect your investment this holiday season!
Already spotted some damage? Thinking about new floors for the New Year?