Parties, friends, family, pets on the loose, food everywhere... This sounds like a typical Christmas! We know that everyone is very busy during the holidays, with so many errands to run and family arriving, there are things that we tend to forget about - like our floor! With the holidays approaching fast, you're going to get more wear out of your floor than at any other time of the year. So, what's one to do? Keep reading for all of our tips and tricks on how to care for your floor this Christmas!
Although there are many different kinds of flooring, there are still guidelines that should be followed when caring for it. Because Christmas is a hectic time, your floor could suffer from scratches, stains, or dents. It doesn't have to be this way, though! If you follow our easy tips, your floor will look as good as new during the entire holiday season!
- Make sure you wipe up any spills straight away.
We know you're probably caught up in all the fun, but when Uncle Bill spills his beer, you've got to act fast! Mop up the spill with a damp cloth and gently blot at the area. Work from the outside in and never scrub the spill.
- Never, ever drag furniture across your floor.
We know you want to make more space for a dance floor, so get your guests to help you lift and move the furniture.
- Ask your guests to take off their shoes.
Shoes bring in dirt and grit, all of which can scratch and damage your floor. When cousin Tracy comes in wearing her spiky high heels, kindly ask her to leave them by the front door.
- Put down rugs or runners for high traffic areas.
Areas such as hallways, entrances, and living rooms get the most wear, and adding a few rugs can help in preventing scratches. Just make sure to tell the kids to be careful not to trip when they turn your entrance area into their very own football pitch.
- Be careful not to spill water when you're watering your tree.
We know that it's hard to see from all those presents, so adding a tray under your tree stand really helps in catching any spills from going onto your floor.
- Give your floor a quick vacuum.
Real Christmas trees are always losing their needles, so vacuuming or sweeping needles on a regular basis will help keep them from scratching and possibly staining your floor. Shaking your tree outside before bringing it in helps get rid of all the old needles that would otherwise fall on your floor. Also make sure to give your floor a quick vacuum after your parties are over to keep dirt and grit from spreading.