A Wood Flooring Care Favorite
It is always a good idea to lay rugs in places where your hardwood flooring is more susceptible to damage … at main entrances, in front of the kitchen sink and refrigerator, under pet food dishes, etc.
We make recommendations in our article Protect Hardwood Floors to defend against scratches, dents, water damage and more.
But in our research for the best wood flooring care accessories, we come across unique, original items that we like to try out. Those that earn our 5-star rating are added to our “Favorites” list.
We love the bamboo wood floor mat!
Some great features:
- They clean up so nice. Simply shake them out and wipe them with water or your hardwood floor cleaner.
- They don’t harbor dust, animal hair or other allergens like carpet-style floor protectors do.
- They don’t require hand-washing or machine washing. Nor will they fade or discolor.
- They match any decor. In fact, they look great in a room with any flooring style, not just hardwood flooring, such as a tiled bathroom. They also tie two flooring designs together.
- You don’t have to worry about it harming your polyurethane finish. The backing on this particular brand is a safe, non-reactive material for a polyurethane finish, but it is not slip-resistant.
- You can place an appropriate rug pad for hardwood floors, cut to fit, beneath it if anti-slip is a concern.
Multi-Purpose Flooring Protection
You can find them in a variety of sizes, shades and purposes.
From kitchens to living rooms in lieu of area rugs, to bathrooms to outside entrances … they provide the aesthetics, ease of care and protection you might be looking for.
Hardwood Chair Mats and Chair Casters
Wood flooring care and protection extend to the home office. Whether you use it on hardwood or any other flooring, the hardwood chair mat looks great, it cleans up easy, and it won’t harm your floor’s surface.
If you love the look and easy maintenance of your hardwood flooring, you’ll love the addition of cherry, bamboo, oak, and others in a smaller version.
Whatever type of entrance rugs and such you choose, be sure they do not have rubber, plastic or vinyl backings. This will damage your finish.
They offer protection from dirt, grit, and grime but should be shaken out or vacuumed regularly.
Also be aware of water and moisture. If your rugs get wet – or even damp – and are left to sit unattended, this too can cause serious harm.
With so many choices in size, color and style, any room in your home can benefit from the ease of care and beautiful charm of hardwood.