Tips For Protecting Your Hardwood Flooring In The Summer


You love your new hardwood floors and want to make sure you do everything possible to protect your investment. Chances are, you understand the importance of protecting your flooring in the winter from moisture and the ice melt that can be carried into your home on the bottom of winter boots. However, what you might not realize is that it is just as important to protect your hardwood flooring during the warmer months. Here are a few simple tips to help you protect your hardwood flooring in the summer.

Place Doormats Strategically Through Your Home 

Instead of putting away the doormats after the winter, keep the mats in place throughout the summer as well. Your kids can drag in sand, dirt, and other debris on the bottom of their feet that can damage the hardwood flooring. Make sure to clean the doormats periodically by either shaking the mats outside the door or by running the doormats through the washing machine.

Maintain Your Home's Humidity

The heat of the summer typically also means that your home is more humid. Unfortunately, if you do not control the humidity inside of your home, your hardwood floors can become warped. In some extreme cases or if you live in a climate that is very humid during the summer, the damage can become so severe that you might need to replace the damaged and warped sections of flooring.

The best way to protect your hardwood flooring from being damaged by high humidity is to purchase an inexpensive tool called a hygrometer, which measures the relative humidity inside your home. If the humidity becomes too high, there are ways you can lower the humidity in the home.

Purchasing a dehumidifier is a great option. You can also turn down the central air conditioning in your home or close the windows to ensure the moist air outside does not come into your house.

Protect Your Flooring From Direct Sunlight

Finally, one of the most important things you can do to protect your hardwood flooring is to keep the shades drawn during certain hours of the day. Watch where the sun hits your hardwood flooring and if there are times of the day, such as the late afternoon, when the sunlight is directly on the flooring, make sure to shut the shades or draw the curtains. This will help prevent the sun from causing fading and other damage to the hardwoods.

From keeping the shades drawn to investing in a dehumidifier, there are several things you can do to protect your beautiful hardwood flooring during the summer.

Contact a local wood flooring service, such as Carpet Discount Center, to learn more. 


12 July 2022

Under Your Feet

What's under your feet right now? Well, you might be outside on the grass, in which case, you can disregard that question. But if your indoors, the floor is what's under your feet. If you have not spent a lot of time thinking about the floor under your feet, that's about to change. Welcome to a blog about flooring. This may sound like a rather flat or one-sided topic at first, but we have so much to say. We're going to blog about all different types of flooring. We'll share articles on installing it, caring for it, and so much more!