How To Prevent Your Wood Floors From Scratching
Preventing scratches on your hardwood floors is a must when installing brand new beautiful hardwood floors. One of the best things you can do is to put felt pads on the bottom of the legs of the chair to prevent furniture drag. Furniture shouldn’t be dragged across the floor to begin with, but applying the felt pads is a good way to prevent damage to your floors. Another way to avoid damage is to avoid walking on them with spiky or stiletto type shoes. Stilettos and cleats can dig into the wood and cause deep scratches that can only be repaired by replacing the floorboards. Placing doormats in front of the entry way can prevent objects such as sand and dirt, which can also scratch your floor. If you do find minor scratches on your floors, there are ways to fix them. Scratches and marks can sometimes be repaired wax sticks that usually come with pre-finished hardwood care kits. You can also use a q-tip to apply a matching finish. Just be careful not to use too much; you don’t want to make your little scratch repair obvious. You want to make your floors look like they never had a problem in the first place. Any scratches that are bigger should and must be only taken care of by floor care professionals. If this is the case, keeping extra spare boards can be beneficial incase the floor boards must be repaired.