While many of us prepare for a slightly different holiday season this year, whether you are doing virtual get-togethers or just a much smaller family gathering, it is nonetheless a magical and fun time of the year. For all the hosts out there, it is also the time of year that you want your home looking its absolute best! Let’s start with getting your floors ready for the holidays.
Getting your floors looking great for holiday guests is important. When holiday guests arrive at your home, the first thing they are going to see is your floors. Heck, even if you are gathering around your computer to do a virtual family get-together for the holiday, your floors are probably still going to be in the background.
Good looking floors are important, but so is protecting them! Extra holiday guests means more people running around your home, moving furniture, celebrating, and eating and drinking which can mean trouble for many kinds of flooring you may have around your home.
Whether you want your floors to impress this holiday season or simply don’t want to spend January fixing scuffs, scratches, and other damages, right now is the best time to get your floors ready to get through the holidays.
Prepare for the worst
Listen, it’s time to lay down some hard truths: if you are having guests over for the holidays no matter how hard you try there is a good chance you’re going to have some messes to clean up. Whether it’s rambunctious kids running around your hardwood with their boots on, an overzealous Aunt Sally spilling her after-dinner coffee on your carpet while telling a story, or your family tracking in mud and dirt when they first arrive, it is almost impossible to come out of the holidays with spotless floors.
The best thing you can do is be prepared! Make sure you are stocked up on cleaning supplies and ready to spring into action to fight mud stains, coffee stains, wine stains, food stains, and pet stains on your carpet, as well some of these other tips for protecting your hard surfaces.
Deep clean your carpet
Even if the possibility of a small accident occurring on your carpet is likely, that shouldn’t be an excuse to welcome your guests with dirty, drab carpet. Professionally cleaning your carpet is important to do at least once per year to help maintain your carpet’s warranty, restore its luster, and give it a sparkling deep clean. What better time to do it than right before you are set to show your house off to guests? Getting your carpet professionally cleaned can improves the look, feel, and in some cases even smell, of your home your to truly impress guests.
Invest in furniture pads
Your current furniture and dining room set up may be perfect for everyday life, but once your guests arrive some rearrangements may be in order to accommodate a bigger crowd. If like many homes your dining room and living room are filled with beautiful hardwood floors, all that scooting and moving chairs, tables, and couches can leave you looking at unsightly scratches and scuffs in your hardwood floors.
To help avoid potential damage to your hardwood floors, head over to your nearby hardware store and pick up some furniture pads! Inexpensive and easy to install, furniture pads are applied to the bottom of your furniture legs to provide a layer of protection against scratches while they are moved across hardwood and also helps make moving them easier.
Rugs are your friend
Want more protection in high traffic areas? Get a couple new rugs for your home! They are perfect for entryways, living rooms, dining rooms, and any other rooms with hardwood, tile, or resilient floors as an extra layer of protection.
Not to mention, rugs can add an extra element of style and decoration to your home. Rugs are the perfect centerpiece for unifying design choices and decorations tying an entire room together.
LVP cures all worries
If you are sick and tired of having to care and clean up your carpet and hardwood year after year or you want to make a big statement this holiday season, maybe now is the best time to update your floors altogether! Might we suggest looking for flooring that is stylish, tough, and easy to care for so you don’t have to go through the anxiety of protecting and caring after your floors every holiday season?
Luxury Vinyl Plank (or LVP) is a resilient plank flooring that mimics the look and feel of tile and hardwood while boasting higher scratch resistance as well as moisture resistance. It’s toughness against spills and scratches makes it the most family-friendly flooring around and perfect for any home that is the normal hosting spot during the holiday season.
Ready to get your home ready for holidays guests with beautiful new floors or maybe a few tasteful rugs? Tish Flooring is your top choice for Indianapolis carpet, hardwood, tile, and resilient flooring! Schedule your free, no-obligation, in-home estimate today! We bring samples to your home so you can see exactly how your new floors will look in your home.
Tish Flooring is available evenings and weekends to help you with everything you need to get done before the holidays. Schedule an appointment online or call 317-879-TISH (8474) today.