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6 Tips for Protecting Your Hardwood Floors This Winter

Close view of hardwood flooring in a Frederick County home.

During winter, your beautiful hardwood floors need extra care to stay in top shape. AG Construction has the expertise and personal touch in flooring to guide you through maintaining the luster and longevity of your floors this winter.

With over a decade of experience and a commitment to fair pricing and quality work, we ensure your floors can beautifully withstand winter. Check out these six tips for protecting your hardwood floors through cold, dry weather.

Tip 1: Keep It Clean

Dirt, grit, and salt can get tracked inside during winter, potentially scratching and damaging your hardwood floors. Regular dusting and mopping with a soft, microfiber mop can help prevent this.

Remember, a little preventative maintenance goes a long way in preserving the beauty of your floors. You can also consider placing a shoe rack near the entrance to encourage family and guests to remove footwear, reducing the amount of debris brought onto your floors.

Tip 2: Use Mats

Quality doormats at every entrance can trap much of the harmful debris before it reaches your floors. Put mats both outside and inside the door for double protection. Mats also absorb excess moisture that can warp wood over time.

Choose mats with non-slip backing and clean them regularly to maximize their effectiveness.

Tip 3: Control Humidity

Wood expands and contracts with changes in humidity, which can lead to gaps and cracks. Using a humidifier in the drier winter months helps maintain a consistent humidity level, protecting your floors from damage.

You can also consider using a hygrometer to monitor humidity levels, ensuring they stay within a range that’s safe for your hardwood.

Tip 4: Use Rugs

Area rugs add warmth and style and protect your floors from scratches and wear, especially in high-traffic areas. Use rug pads underneath to prevent slips and further cushion your floors.

Rotate your rugs periodically to ensure even wear and avoid the discoloration of the hardwood beneath from prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Tip 5: Prevent Water Damage

Water and wood don’t mix well. Wipe up snow, ice, and spills immediately to prevent water damage and warping. AG Construction provides professional refinishing services if you’re facing more significant issues or want to ensure your floors are in top condition.

Tip 6: Inspect Your Floors

Regular checks for signs of wear or damage can catch problems before they escalate. Look for scratches, discoloration, or warping. Do you have some flooring issues? AG Construction’s experts can evaluate your floors and recommend the best solution, often saving you time and money in the long run.

Let AG Construction Help You Care for Your Hardwood Floors

Protecting your hardwood floors during the winter ensures they remain a timeless and elegant feature in your home. AG Construction is your go-to for exceptional, owner-operated flooring services in Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore counties.

Our affordable prices and commitment to quality make us the wise choice for your hardwood flooring needs, including expert refinishing services.

Schedule a hardwood flooring consultation by calling AG Construction at (240) 246-4561 today.

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