How to Protect Your Hardwood Floors Over the Holidays

Hardwood floors take a beating during the holidays. These tips can help.

ByABC News via logo
November 23, 2011, 3:48 PM

Nov. 29, 2011— -- Hardwood floors take a beating during the holidays, so what's one of the best rugs to use for added protection?

Synthetic rugs are one of the safest and most effective ways to protect your hardwood floors, made from a breathable material these rugs will prevent capturing unwanted moisture.

When having guests over this holiday season, most people know that your floors will become a highway for a heavy volume of traffic. So, if preparing the food wasn't enough of a responsibility, making sure your home looks impressive now ranks just as high on the to-do list.

Often, people look for an easy, yet effective option to avoid damaging their expensive flooring. That's why synthetic rug's have become one of the easiest solutions to this problem. These rugs not only add a layer of padding to the floor, but it also protects against unwanted gouges and scratches. A great quick fix to bringing particles of dirt onto your floor is by placing these rugs near the doorways. That is why placing down synthetic area rugs is one of the more efficient ways to protect your hardwood floors from holiday hazards.

As easy as it is to protect your floors, it is just as easy to mistakenly harm the hardwood. Here are some common misconceptions about caring for your hardwood floors: