Flooring, Home Improvement

Getting Your Floors Ready for the Holidays

file3501237210207The holidays are right around the corner and with them come lots of visiting friends and relatives. Are your floors ready to greet them? Now is the time to get new flooring installed before the holiday rush.

Consider the area. Entry ways, kitchens, and dining rooms are areas of a home receive more foot traffic. For this reason, hardwoods, tiles, or laminates are the best types of flooring for these areas. These flooring options are more durable and will not stain as easily as carpeting would.

  • Tile flooring is extremely durable. It can take scuff marks from shoes, chairs, and tables. Cleaning requires a few swipes of a mop or steamer. Tile is offered in a number of colors, styles, and patterns, making it easy to incorporate into your homes existing décor.
  • Hardwood flooring is also durable and can add warmth to any room. Similar to tile flooring, hardwood is cleaned by a simple steaming. It is available in a number of rich shades, and varies in thickness, depending on your design preference.
  • Laminate flooring comes in a variety of patterns and colors to match any home décor style. Cincinnati flooring experts suggest laminate for busy families, as this type of flooring is the easiest to clean – a simple wipe does the trick!

Decorate your flooring. Your home’s flooring may not need to be replaced. If that’s the case, try adding some color and festivity to your existing floors with decorative mats and rugs. A welcome rug will immediately make your holiday guests feel at home. It also provides them with a place to wipe their feet, preventing other areas of flooring in your home from getting dirty. Area rugs placed throughout your living room or family room creates a sense of coziness.

Give your floors a good cleaning. When guests see clean floors, they’ll immediately feel welcome in your home. If your carpeting hasn’t been cleaned in a while, a professional cleaning can ensure floors get a deep cleaning. Conversely, hardwood flooring and laminates require a proper waxing to provide long lasting durability and keep them looking great. Apply a few coats of wax for an optimum seal and shine before the holidays arrive.

The holiday season is a time to festively decorate your home and invite your friends and family over. Make sure your home is looking its best from top to bottom. Flooring is one of the first parts of a home people see when entering, so make yours look it’s best for the holiday season.