During the Thanksgiving holiday, it is estimated that nearly 51 million of Americans will travel for vacations or to be with family and friends. That number is close to double when you consider the Americans traveling for Christmas only a month later. If you are a homeowner with an investment in laminate flooring, and you are hosting family and friends this holiday season, Magnus Anderson would like to offer you some tips on how to protect your laminate flooring from the increase in home traffic and more.
Adopt a Front Door Policy For Shoes. Ask guests to kindly remove their footwear when they enter the house. This especially comes in handy when the weather is wet outside, or when guests are wearing shoes with pointy heels on them. If you are going to instill a front door policy for footwear, be sure to protect the laminate flooring near the front door by placing a towel or floor mat down to put shoes on. Keep the space dry from rain or snow.
Clean Up Spills Quickly. With a house full of guests, the chances are greater for floor spills. It is imperative that you clean up spills of food and drink quickly to prevent the possibility of stains or any other possible damage to your laminate flooring.
Seriously Consider a Tree Skirt. Many homeowners opt for real Christmas trees during the month of December. They look beautiful and they smell great. However, real Christmas trees also shed needles regularly and there is always the threat of overwatering while caring for the tree as well. A tree skirt will help to keep both tree needles and water off your laminate flooring.
Stop Damage From Your Furniture. Lots of families have had to maneuver furniture around their homes to accommodate sleeping and eating arrangements for visiting family and friends. Before you scoot furniture around your laminate floors, place felt pads under the legs to prevent any damage to your floors.
Magnus Anderson hopes you have a happy and memorable holiday season this year. If you are looking for gift ideas in the coming weeks, may we suggest the gift of new floors? We would love to help you find the best flooring options for you! Give us a call today at (910) 483-0468.