Keeping your wood floors safe during your next party
09 January 2019
Hosting a house party might be the next fun thing you do; however, your solid oak flooring and engineered oak flooring might not feel the same though. Holding parties is a great way to entertain family and friends; but what if your hardwood floors are not prepared to take the risks associated with parties? The excessive foot traffic and spilled drinks can often lead to expensive repairs, which will not be easy on your pocket.
So the imminent question here is, “How can you get your floors ready for the next party?” You don’t need to go all out to protect your hardwood floors. However, even the smallest of things can help you keep everything up and running smoothly. So here is a list of things which can be done during the party time, which can go a long way in helping you keep your floors safe and sound.
- Don’t hesitate to ask your family and friends to help: When one says ask your family and friends for help, the idea is to ask them to take off their shoes before entering the house. This way, the floors would be saved from the hustle bustle of excessive foot traffic. People who are coming to have a good time might end up wearing heels, which can further damage your floors, and cause irreparable damage.
- Carpet the open areas: Carpets can help save your engineered oak flooring from wear and tear, and they can also catch any kinds of spills and food droppings. This is not all, for colorful rugs add a charm to the interiors, serving a lot of purposes at the same time. However, if you are buying area rugs, avoid rubber or foam backings, as these can damage soft wooden flooring.
- Waxing before the party is a strict ‘No’: Waxing the floors before the party might not be as good as an idea as you might want to believe. Waxing the floors will lend them a slippery surface, making them difficult to walk on. This in turn might make the floors slippery, and create situations where people might spill their drinks or drop food onto your solid oak flooring, especially if your guests are working bare foot.
- Clean spills immediately: Spillage and food droppings are instant enemies of your hardwood flooring. When you are having guests over, avoiding wine spills, or food damages can’t be on your do not do list. However, the best solution to this problem is that you clean the spills and food droppings immediately, without further ado. This way, the floors will not absorb any of the liquid, so that there are no unnecessary damages.
Enjoying with family and friends is better than stressing over stains and spills. So when you have people over, it is time to let go of all your party woes and just let your hair down. Fixing stained flooring might not be on your agenda, but it can definitely be taken care of eventually, if it comes to that. So just party hard, and just make sure you take the necessary precautions, when you are inviting people over.