It is December and that means Christmas is just around the corner.  When you bring your Christmas tree in the house, you will want to do all that you can to ensure that damage to your floors does not occur. These steps below can help to ensure that your floor stays in great shape.

Steps to Take to Ensure A Perfect Floor

Here are several steps that you should take when you have a Christmas tree in your home.

  • Prep your floors. The first thing you will want to do is sweep and mop your floor. Do not use a regular broom, as this can damage your floor, specifically if pine needles are present.
  • Have a barrier. You will want some barrier between the Christmas tree and your floors. Using a mat or tree skirt can ensure that the tree stand or pine needles do not scuff your floors.
  • Protecting floors. You will want to make sure that you lay a sheet or plastic down to ensure that the needles do not scratch up the floors when you bring your tree in. Also, make sure you are careful with the base that it does not scratch your floors while setting it up.
  • Maintaining the tree. You will want to make sure that you get any pine needles up quickly with a microfiber broom. This will help to ensure that pine needles do not get moved around your flooring. If you have a live tree be sure to watch for water spillover from the basin onto floors.

If your flooring does become damaged or you want to upgrade from carpet, please call The Floor Store today. Our friendly customer service team can show you our local showroom and large inventory. Our experienced staff will be able to help you get the hardwood or vinyl flooring of your dreams.