Thursday, 30 November 2017

Amazing Christmas Hardwood Floors – advice to keep in mind !

What do you suggest TO protect YOUR brand new hardwood floors?

The Christmas season is an exciting time for family, but preparing the home for celebration can seem like a daunting task from the outset. Oftentimes, it's difficult to know where to begin, or where to go next once you've started. 

Luckily, if you take proper precautions to protect your hardwood floors from Christmas tree needles and spillage, you won’t have to worry about refinishing your floors during the new year.


It is recommended that you purchase a tree stand mat (also called floor protectors), or use a folded towel or blanket, to create a soft base for the tree stand to relax on. This will save you from the possibility of scratches to your hardwood floors.
Pro tip: We suggest shaking as many of the needles out as you can before bringing the tree into your home. Followed by cleaning the area that your tree will be placed in.


Just as rugs are hardwood floor’s best friend, a tree skirt is a Christmas trees’ best friend. You can get fancy with this, but whether you use a tablecloth, plastic sheet, store-bought Christmas tree disposal kit, or something else just make sure you have a tree skirt under the tree to help catch falling needles, as well as prevent water or tree sap from seeping onto your floors.


Falling needles will not damage your floors, but if
you or someone else steps on them and begins to drag them around, then there’s always a possibility of scratches.
Make sure you are sweeping any needles off your floor whenever you have the chance. We recommend using a broom over a vacuum to make sure your vacuum does not become damaged.
Pro tip: Have your guests leave their shoes at the door.
It takes a little bit of upkeep maintenance to house a beautiful Christmas tree whether you have hardwood floors or carpet, but it’s all worth it in the end.
We wanted to personally wish all of our readers and subscribers a wonderful Holiday season! Have fun, be safe, and stay smart. Happy Holidays from the team at North London Floor Sanding Company!