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4 Things Scratching Your Wood Floors

scratched wood floorWe’d love to think that when we invest money in refinishing our floors, they’ll stay perfect forever. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth.  

Scratches, scuffs, and wear and tear on your wood floor is completely normal. While scratches can’t be prevented entirely, we will be sharing four common ways scratches occur and how you can reduce them.  

Dirt & Dust

Over time, dirt and dust get tracked into the home and grind onto the surface of the floor, creating scratches.  

Dirt and dust will always find their way into our homes one way or another. We recommend a cleaning and vacuuming routine to reduce the amount of dirt and dust in your home.

Shoes

Our shoes can track in dirt and rocks that will scratch the floors. Not only can our shoes bring in dirt that will scratch up our floors, but the shoes themselves can cause damage. Heavy work boots, high heels, and cleated shoes can cause the most damage.  

The only way to prevent shoes from damaging your wood floors is to remember to always take them off at the front door and encourage any guests to do the same.  

Pets

We love our furry, four-legged friends; however, their nails can dig into the floor and cause scratches. If you’ve ever watched your dog get the zoomies, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.  

Keeping your dog’s nails trimmed will not only be good for them but for your floors as well.  

Furniture

When moving furniture, sometimes we do not abide by the “lift, don’t drag” rule. Dragging furniture across a wood surface can cause scratches and scuff marks.  

Putting felt furniture pads onto the parts of furniture that are in contact with the ground can help reduce this. If furniture needs to be moved, always lift, never drag!  

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