thanksgivingThanksgiving is just around the corner! At Selecta Flooring of Union County, New Jersey we understand the importance of maintaining your wood floors. We decided to identify some common issues for home owners during the holidays and we are offering solutions that will easy your mind.

Prepping for your guests can get hectic, but taking the proper steps to prevent permanent damages on your wood floors are necessary.

Idenify Traffic Areas

Determining the high traffic areas in your home will be your starting point. Some of the most common areas are

  1. Entry
  2. Foyer
  3. Kitchen
  4. Common lounging area such as: family, dining, and living room areas.

What can cause floor damage 

There are two types of floor damage, permanent and temporary. Depending on the issue there can be a quick fix or it might require professional help.

  1. Scuffs & Scratches: As your guests come in you will encounter a variety of footwear and some of these can permanently damage wood floors. Heels can cause scratches and dark sole bottom shoes can cause stains on light wood floors.
  2. Spills and Stains: As careful as one could be sometimes it is inevitable that someone will spill something throughout the evenning whether is food, or red wine it can cause a permanent stain.

How to prevent  floor damage

  1. Area Rugs: Area rugs can be utilized to protect the wood in specific common areas. Some places to keep in mind is the front and back door entrance as these tend to be high traffic areas. Also keep in mind the places that you have identified as your personal high traffic areas.
  2. Remove stains quickly: Have a basic water and soap mix at hand incase the spills take place. This will allow you to quickly take care of the issue and will help so the spilled items do not penetrate the wood.


Most importantly enjoy your time with your loved ones. If a situation gets out of hand Selecta Flooring will be there to help you solve your flooring problems!

Selecta Flooring LLC. is delighted to continue servicing homeowners in Union County and along New Jersey. There is nothing more rewarding than a satisfied customer. With Selecta Flooring every job is guaranteed. Contact Selecta Flooring today! 9083010150 or [email protected]