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How to Prevent Scratches on Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is timeless and classic and can remain beautiful for years. To keep your hardwood flooring looking beautiful, it is important to protect it against damage and wear and tear. One of the most common forms of wear and tear that you’ll encounter with hardwood flooring is scratches. While it is inevitable to get some scratches in your hardwood flooring, there are certain ways to help prevent many of the scratches.

Furniture

One of the main contributors to scratches in your hardwood flooring is your furniture. Chairs, couches, and other pieces of furniture can scratch it when it gets dragged across your floors. Use felt pads on all pieces of furniture, particularly dining room chairs and any other pieces that are frequently moved. Area rugs can also help to prevent your flooring from being scuffed and scratched from furniture.

Pets

Pet nails can easily scratch up hardwood flooring, so it is important to keep your pet nails trimmed. When buying your hardwood flooring, it is also a good idea to avoid buying softer hardwoods, such as pine and American cherry and stick to harder woods, such as hickory and oak.

Dirt

Dirt tracked into your home on your shoes can easily scratch and scuff up your hardwood flooring. By keeping entry rugs in front of all doorways and removing your shoes, you can help to prevent damage. You’ll also want to maintain regular cleaning to remove any extra dirt that is on your floors.

Your hardwood flooring can last and remain beautiful for a long time. By following these tips, you can help to keep your hardwood looking like new. Stop by your nearest Carpet Depot and let us help select a hardwood flooring that is perfect for you, your home, and your budget. We also provide refinishing services to keep your hardwood looking beautiful.

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