Hardwood floors are often stunning aspects of any home design, adding elegance to every space they’re in. If these floors experience significant wear in high-traffic areas, it often creates an area that no longer matches the rest of the floor—it just doesn’t look nice. Unfortunately, spot refinishing isn’t really recommended since it is virtually impossible to make the refinished area match the rest of your floor, meaning the problem wouldn’t really be fixed. This is why adding rugs and floor mats to high-traffic areas of your home is critical for protecting your hardwood floors from wear.
If you have hardwood floors, rugs are perfect for your home design. They add decorative flair, and they also protect your floors in high-traffic areas. For instance, if you have a main hallway that is traversed every day, you will likely wear down the wood in the area where you normally walk, creating a line that does not match the rest of your hardwood floors. Putting down a runner in your main hallway and walking on that prevents this from occurring.
When you have hardwood floors, another common area for rugs is in the living room. These are often placed in front of the couch and under the coffee table. This rug prevents scuffs from the furniture but also prevents wear from people approaching the couch or sitting on it with their feet touching the floor. It will wear down faster if you’re someone who swings their feet or adjusts them a lot while you’re sitting, but the rug prevents this. This rug is also often a focal point in the design of the space, so it’s important to shop around for the best one.
For an even better result, protective rug pads should be used under every rug. This keeps the rug from sliding around every which way and creates an extra layer of protection for your hardwood floors. Thankfully, we carry appropriate rug pads for this, so you don’t need to go looking for them elsewhere. We’ve got you covered!
Rugs aren’t necessarily the best option for every area of your hardwood floors that might suffer from wear. Placing an anti-fatigue mat in front of your kitchen sink will keep your floor protected while offering you somewhere comfortable to stand while you’re doing dishes, food prep, or other kitchen tasks. A mat will also be beneficial in front of your refrigerator and staircase, which also commonly experience excessive wear.
It’s also a great idea to have floor mats in front of every exterior door, such as the front door, back door, and garage door. These areas experience some of the most significant wear due to the high traffic, as well as the debris that is brought in from the outside, which can damage and wear down the flooring more quickly.
It’s also a good idea to put down mats in areas where furniture could potentially damage your hardwood floors. For example, if you have a computer desk. The computer chair, especially rolling executive or gaming chairs, will likely get moved around a lot. This will create a worn-down area that doesn’t match the rest of the floor.
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.
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