Putting up a Christmas tree is a holiday tradition in many homes. Once the tree is up, it’s sure to feel like the holidays! One aspect of decorating that many don’t consider is how it impacts your flooring. Here are a few tips from the experts at The Floor Store on protecting your floors from your Christmas tree this holiday season.

It may come as a surprise, but Christmas trees can seriously damage your flooring. Typically, fresh trees can do more damage than artificial ones. This is because the water, sap, and pine needles can damage the flooring they come in contact with. To help prevent any damage, here are a few tips.

  • Before bringing your tree home, prepare the flooring by sweeping/vacuuming, and mopping.
  • Ensure there is a proper barrier between your tree and floor by using a tree stand and pads or a tree skirt underneath, especially if your home has hardwood.
  • For extra protection, add a drain tray underneath your Christmas tree stand. You can mask the tray with your tree skirt!
  • Before hauling your tree inside, shake off any loose needles. Clean up any needles daily to prevent them from scratching your floors.
  • Water your tree often to keep it fresh and prevent shedding. It’s important to make sure you don’t allow water to overflow or stagnate on your flooring.
  • If you are considering refinishing or replacing your flooring, it may be smart to do so after the holidays!

The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy fun home décor. With these tips from The Floor Store in Albuquerque, your floors will shine just as bright as your tree! For more information or if you are in the market for new flooring, reach out to us or visit our Albuquerque showroom.