As much as you adore Lady Penelope Poodle's pristine, snow-white fur, or Sir Charles Huntington's impressive Cocker Spaniel sniffing techniques, you hate how their claws sometimes scratch the surface of hardwood flooring in your West Palm Beach, FL home. Luckily, with a little dog training, proactive floor cleaning, or additional surface coating, you can prevent damage to your hardwood floors.
Decrease Stress and Scratches by Training Your Dog(s)
Believe it or not, the easiest way to eliminate those unsightly scuffs, marks, and scratches in the hardwood flooring in West Palm Beach, FL is to train your dog. Undoubtedly, it's much easier to teach them to avoid your hardwood floors, or stay off them altogether, when they're puppies. If Fiona or Bruce are not into your new-found "avoid the areas with hardwood" approach, you can use baby gates as a means to limit doggie movement until they adhere to the training. In houses or condos that have hardwood flooring throughout, this method is obviously impractical.
Never Put Off Cleaning Stinky Pet Mishaps
As unbelievably gross as it is, you need to clean up stinky pet mishaps as soon as you see them. If pet feces, urine or vomit sits on your flooring for an extended amount of time, it can create a permanent stain, warp the flooring or wear down the wood to the point of irreversible damage. Even though it may be an unpleasant sight, usually clean-ups only require a quick wipe with a semi-damp microfiber mop. Afterwards, you'll need to dry the area with a clean microfiber cloth.
Consider an Additional Surface Flooring Coating
To prevent hardwood surface scratches due to dirty paws and long claws, you may want to consider adding an extra layer of surface flooring coating, especially if your hardwood flooring in West Palm Beach, FL only has a clear, basic top coat. At Quantum Floors, we recommend applying a polyurethane or urethane surface finish. By doing so, you'll be adding an extra coating that creates a water-tight, highly-durable barrier.
Come to Quantum Floors for Gorgeous Floors!
With showrooms in Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, it's no surprise that Quantum Floors are the Florida flooring experts. If you have flooring questions, Quantum Floors can answer them!