If you have wood floors in your home, you know that they need to be protected. Otherwise, if you don’t protect them, marks will scuff up and damage the look of the floors.
So how do you protect your wood floors from such wear and tear?
By placing area rugs on your hardwood floors, you can protect the hardwood while not detracting from the look and feel the floor adds to your decor.
Here are some of the ways a good area rug can help keep your hardwood floors pristine and beautiful:
Rugs Protect the Wood Floor from Spills
No matter how careful you are, spills do happen by mistake and can cause damage to your hardwood floors.
Synthetic fiber and wool rugs are waterproof and don’t absorb water and can protect your hardwood floor from absorbing liquid and swelling.
Rugs Protect from Marks
Hallways and the home entrance are highly used areas of a home, so footmarks can easily occur on the floor. Unfortunately, these marks can’t be easily removed.
Also, dirty shoes on foot create prints on the floor. However, if you place a rug on that space, all of the dirt will end up on the rug.
And, as you know, rugs can be easily washed through vacuuming or scrubbing.
Placement of rugs on the high traffic area is essential to protect the wood floor.
Rugs Are Great for Children
Apart from saving your floors from child-related spills and messes, area rugs make for more comfortable and safe areas to play.
When children first learn to walk or crawl, their coordination isn’t the best. Area rugs placed in common areas will help cushion falls and prevent bumps and bruises.
And, as your child grows and starts to play with toys, giving them a rug to play on will prevent the scratches caused by toys and other playthings.
Rugs Are Easy to Clean
Even though vacuuming does a better job than sweeping, the bristles on ordinary vacuum cleaners can cause marking and scuffing on a hardwood floor.
However, vacuum cleaners are perfect for cleaning area rugs! You can enjoy a deeper clean without worrying about scratching your hardwood floor.
When it comes to cleaning hardwood floors, most detergents and soaps used for mopping leave marks and streaks on the floor. Plus, certain detergents can fade the look of the wood over time.
Properly cleaning hardwood floors takes a lot of care, so placing an area rug cuts down on careful and time-consuming cleaning!
If you have hardwood floors in your home, you want to keep them in the best shape possible. This can be hard when you live a busy family life.
Protect your hardwood floors from spills, scuffs and damage by placing area rugs in high-traffic sections of your home.