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Custom Reflections

Hardwood floor refinishing  




HOW TO PREVENT SCRATCHES ON HARDWOOD FLOORS

Many people look for secret tips and techniques when trying to get scratches out of hardwood floors. While we all want to do our best to avoid damage to our floors,the fact remains that all floors will get scratched, regardless of maintenance routine. When it comes to hardwood floor scratch repair, the best defense is a great offense. Here are some tips and tricks to best protect your floors from the stresses of daily life.Wood floor refinishing is necessary to maintain the life of your floors.

CLEAN The Outside of your Home

Surface scratches on hardwood floors come from dust and dirt particals that make their way into the home. Unwanted debris can get tracked by guests, pets.or even a strong breeze. Be sure to pay special attention to high traffic areas like entryways, garages and patios.

   

Use Rugs and Mats to Protect High Traffic Areas

Removing surface scratches from hardwood floors won't be an issue with the right protection. Rugs and mats are great ways to protect your floors while offering an extra bit of style. Use a mat or rug whenever your floors get the most stress.Be sure to use mats inside and out main entrances to eliminate as much dirt as possible  from getting on the floors. AVOID Rubber backed mats since they can lock in moister and damage floors.

Take Off Your Shoes

Shoes with hard heels or points can be very dangerous for floors. High heels and sports shoes do not evenly distribute weight, making scratches on hardwood floors a very real risk, Even shoes with soft bottoms can still track and grind dirt into your floors. The best remedy is to remove shoes altogether, Offering your guests soft slippers to use when in your home, =)

Protect Your Floors From Furniture

Fabric pads and glides are excellent ways to guard your floors, you don't have to choose between having an exquisite floor and having a pet. Make sure pet nails are properly groomed and maintained. Use caution and care when trimming pet claws because improper techniques can harm your pets.

Plan and Follow a Cleaning Schedule

A Clean floor is a protected  floor. Knowing how often to clean your floors will further aid in preventing major damage.Here's a quick schedule to follow for keeping your floors in their best condition:

Daily Schedule - Sweep

Weekly Schedule- Vacuum / Mop

Yearly Schedule - Deep Clean

With preventive maintenance and care , the fight to remove scratches from hardwood floors gets infinitly easier. The best part about these techniques is that they're simple and easy, especially when they become part of your normal routine.