August 16, 2021 2 min read

No matter if you own engineered hardwood flooring, solid hardwood flooring, or vinyl flooring, one thing’s for certain: you hate scratches. Who doesn’t? They marr a perfectly good flooring like scars, catching the eye more than any lovely piece of decor!

The good news is that there’s plenty of ways you can keep your flooring from getting torn up. E Hardwoods & Flooring, where you can buy hardwood flooring online, is here with the comprehensive guide below.

Start With Quality Materials

Of course, this won’t be a problem if you’re shopping with us; we’re proud to have partnered with the best brands in the flooring business. Regardless, top-notch planks or tiles are paramount to preventing anything from scuffing up. Not all flooring companies are created equal!

To determine a particular flooring’s vulnerability to scratches, ask about its finish. Solid hardwood flooring lines will usually be quite upfront about this—what the finish is made of, its resistances, etcetera. You may, however, need to reach out to the distributor with questions about the finish of other flooring types.

Furniture Pads Are Your Best Friend

No matter if you’re frequently moving your furniture or it tends to remain stationary, padding the undersides with felt helps stop sharp edges from gouging out your flooring. These are cheaply commercially available at most large retail stores, but you can also make your own with a little bit of elbow grease and some wool, rubber, or leather. Pad anything that touches the floor and you’re golden!

Remember, though, that since these puppies put up with a lot of friction, you’ll need to change them out regularly—and since you probably don’t spend a lot of time at floor level, this can be tricky to remember. Consider working it into a preexisting seasonal cleaning routine to make it more notable.

Stay on Top of Sweeping

Especially if the finish and material are both high-quality, flooring can generally take quite a bit of trouble before a scratch shows up. What you might not realize is that, sans sweeping, that trouble naturally accumulates in the form of tiny grains of sand and other debris.

So sweep daily! Even a quick cruise around the room with a broom is enough to keep your flooring shiny, strong, and scratch-free. If that chore is kept up with, vacuuming can be done far less frequently.

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