If professionally installed, hardwood flooring is one of the most effective ways to change the overall look and feel of your home, giving it that extra bit a class. When entertaining friends or family, your new hardwood flooring will definitely be a topic of conversation with its outstanding features.
If you are the type to entertain regularly then you really want to show off your homes best features, whilst wanting to protect your hardwood flooring from any wear and tear or accidental damage. This is extremely important if your dinner parties, birthday parties or general get togethers involve several guests. Food, drink and heels are not the best combination for any home. A good quality hardwood flooring with live up to the tests and withstand the toughest of wear and spillages from your guests, leaving you less time to worry and more time to enjoy the proceedings. There nothing worse than a host going round cleaning up after you and telling you what you can’t do and where.
For the over cautious, house proud types it is a good idea to ask your guests to remove their shoes to prevent surface damage from outside debris. High heels are the biggest threat to your floor and although you don’t like being a party pooper it is only a polite request to ask them to remove them whilst on the flooring.
It is a good idea to lay some scatter rugs or runners on the floor where you anticipate most of the traffic directing to reduce the chances of damage. It is impossible to avoid spillages and shoes on the hardwood flooring and to be honest, a true authentic look on any floor is when there are visible signs of wear. It is also best to mop up any spillages as they happen to prevent liquid from seeping through the floor and cause the planks to swell.