Having hardwood flooring installed can completely change the look of your home, giving it a feeling of luxury and class. Whenever you have friends or family around, whether this is for a full-on dinner party or just a quick cup of tea and a catch up, your beautiful hardwood flooring will be one of the first things they will notice upon arrival.
If you find yourself entertaining guests on a regular basis, you will of course want to show off your home’s best features, but at the same time you will want to protect your wooden floors from any potential damage from increased usage. This is especially true if you are entertaining multiple guests, holding a dinner party, cocktail evening, or something similar, where there will be groups of people, as well as food and drinks. You don’t want to try and be too strict and enforce rules upon your guests, but there are a few simple things you can do to ensure your floors don’t get damaged, while still being a good host.
One way you can reduce the risk of damage to your floor is by asking guests to remove their shoes. This is especially true with high heels, which can cause damage to wooden floors. This may not always be possible, however, but at the very least you can leave doormats around for people to wipe their feet on before entering. This will reduce the amount of dirt and grit being walked onto your floor.
Another easy but effective way to protect your floor is to put some rugs around the room. You can get some beautiful rugs which will complement the look of your room, while still providing protection for your flooring. While it is impossible to completely avoid any spillages, if you do notice any food or drink spilt on your floor, make sure you clear it up as quickly as possible, before it gets a chance to soak in or stain your floor.
The most important thing to remember, however, is to just relax and enjoy yourself!