Protecting Your Hardwood Floors

Posted by Aaron Schaalma

How To Protect Your Hardwood Floors Imagine this: Bill just got his hardwood floors installed. He stares at them in admiration, but then all of the sudden, his dog runs inside dragging mud and stones all over his brand new floor. It may not seem like a big deal now, but dirt and mud can get into scratches in the floor and cause problems in the future. Then Bill’s son returns home from school and pulls a metal chair across the floor, scratching it. Now Bill is worried his floors will be ruined. The following tips will help you (and Bill) protect your wood floors. Dirt = Bad

Take the proper measures to keep dirt off your floors. Ask everyone who enters your home to remove their shoes at the door, especially those wearing cleats or heels, as they can dent hardwood. Dirt and mud can lead to scratches over time. Vacuum and sweep floors regularly to keep them as clean as possible.


Refinishing wood floors can help remove scratches, dents and imperfections from floors. Check out some examples.

Tennis Balls

Tennis balls are a great option if you can get past the neon yellow. If you can’t get passed that look, then you can always spray paint them a matching color. They may not be the first thing that pops into your head for preserving floors, but they are a good option. Cut a hole out of the soft, non-scuffing outer shell and place on furniture legs.

Felt Pads

Felt pads aren’t as noticeable as tennis balls and are much more compact. They are an easy, inexpensive and effective way to keep your wood floors looking new. Put them on the bottom of furniture legs to help keep floors protected.


Leather is a soft, yet extremely durable material that can help protect your floors. It can be placed on on the bottom of furniture legs to help protect your floors.

Your floors are an investment that you see and use everyday, so make sure to take the proper measures to protect them. To learn more about refinishing wood floors or how to protect them, call (920) 279-7871 or visit our website.