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Ways to Prevent Scratches on Your Hardwood Floors

If you are a homeowner, it is very likely that you have at least a small amount of hardwood flooring in your residence. Although they can look fantastic and they are easier to clean than other alternatives, like carpeted floors, they are also more susceptible to scratches than floors made with different materials. Although there are some types of wood that are tougher than others, and some hardwood floors have added scratch protection, it is inevitable that the surface will eventually get scratched. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do in order to minimize this. Among other things, you can take off your shoes before walking around in the house, add entry mats near the doorway, and avoid using wheeled chairs.

Believe it or not, simply taking off your shoes before you get passed the entryway of your home can make a surprisingly big difference. Shoes, especially cleats, high heels, and boots can begin to scuff up the surface of your Denver hardwood floors in no time. On the other hand, going barefoot or just wearing socks is a lot gentler on wood. Secondly, getting a doormat can go a long way, lessening the scratches on the floor around your home. Considering that water and salt are two of the biggest culprits that wear down your hardwood, having an entryway mat is a good idea, since it can lessen the chance of all that unwanted water getting everywhere, especially by the door.

Finally, abstaining from the use of swivel chairs – or any other chairs with wheels on the legs – is one of the most important things you can do. Not only do dirt and other small pieces of debris get caught in between the wheels, but it can be tempting to scoot them around. If you aren't willing to get rid of yours, try using a mat beneath it.
There are many hardwood flooring companies in Denver who are willing to help you repair and refinish your floor. If you live in Denver, contact TGB Flooring and ask about refinishing services for your hardwood floors.