When we’re talking about being safe with Christmas trees, we’re talking about keeping them away from heat sources such as fireplaces and candles, and not using frayed lighting wires so you don’t experience as house fire: www.myrtlebeachonline.com by Elizabeth Townsend.
While it may not be the most pleasant conversation, it is a necessary one. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says there were 230 house fires originated with Christmas trees in the years between 2007 and 2011. That adds up to $18.3 million in property damages. If you need a refresher on safe practices, please read this article.
1. First, buy your hardwood flooring from the best in Myrtle Beach: Young Interiors.
2. Sweep your hardwood floors daily. The particles might be small but, make no mistake; they can still do enormous damage, penetrating the wood and causing scratches, dents, dings and dulling the surface. While you’re at it, be sure to wipe spills immediately, using a soft cloth and making sure to dry the floor completely.
3. Turn off those beater bars! When you vacuum, be sure to use the right attachment; beater bars will just keep pounding the wood.
4. Say “Welcome!” Keep welcome mats or area rugs near the entrances so people don’t track in dirt on the soles of their shoes and scratch those gorgeous hardwood floors.
5. Put shoes on your furniture. Well, not shoes exactly but, rather, those little rubber pads on chair and table legs that keep them from scratching up the floors when they move.
6. Don’t mop. What??? Excess water will seep into the joints and warp the floor, so the mop only needs to be barely damp. If you need a cleaner, it’s always best to ask your flooring retailer so you get manufacturer-approved brands.
7. Develop a maintenance schedule, and stick to it. Hardwood flooring last years (sometimes as much as 100!) when it’s maintained properly. Schedule a time to sweep or damp-mop and then plan, with your flooring retailer, when the hardwood floors need a simple refinishing.
Let the experts at Young Interiors in Myrtle Beach show you how to protect hardwood floors. In addition to hardwood, we carry carpet, tile, laminate, stone, luxury vinyl and vinyl sheet. We also have a showroom in Longs, S.C.