Spring means rain and there’s no way around it. If you’ve got hardwood floors, you may worry about water damage. The hardwood floor experts at SVB Wood Floors have put together a quick list of simple spring tips to keep your floors looking great.
Have Kids and Visitors Remove Shoes
Your kids are a no-brainer. Simply train them to remove their shoes upon entering your home. Most guests don’t mind removing their shoes in inclement weather to avoid tracking up your home. If they see a mat with shoes on it already, they may automatically remove them without you even asking.
Place Rugs by the Door
Simply placing a rug by the entry door will help to absorb most of the water tracked in. Make sure the water doesn’t soak through to the floor below. If you have a super heavy traffic day, you may have to replace it once if it gets really saturated.
Keep a Towel by the Door
This is especially handy if you have pets as their paws get wet and muddy. Just corral them as they enter and they’ll get used to the idea pretty quickly.
Have a Waterproof Place for Shoes
It won’t do you any good to have people remove their shoes if they lie in a pile of water next to the door. Have another rug or plastic boot container for them to be deposited on or in.
Have Family Members Use Another Entry without Hardwood Floors
Tell the family to use the garage door or another entrance if you have one without wood floors. Then you only have to worry about the occasional guest.
Adjust Your Humidifier on Rainy Days
If you have a whole-house humidifier, turn it up a notch to help remove some of the extra humidity that enters your home on rainy days. Once we’re out of the rainy season, you can readjust it to normal levels.
A little bit of weather shouldn’t be a problem for your wood floors. Just a bit more effort on your part will keep them looking great for years to come. If you have any questions about hardwood floors, visit our hardwood floor blog or give us a call at 913-747-4250 or 816-559-8440.