PREPARING YOUR HOME (AND FLOORS) FOR THE HOLIDAYS

It’s that time again: time to think about holiday decorating! Fortunately, you are giving yourself plenty of time to get your house ready, which will help avoid a lot of stress. Preparing your home for the holidays is a great opportunity to make even more memories with your family, so start early and have fun.

Whatever size your living space, from an apartment to a spacious estate, it’s easiest to take an organized approach: Spruce Up, Clean, and Decorate. No matter what your favorite Christmas decorations are, your beautiful Hearthwood Hardwoods are the foundation of the perfect winter wonderland. So, let’s get started!

Spruce UpTo ensure your beautiful Hearthwood floors shine bright this holiday season, check the planks to make sure that you repair any scratches or gouges. No matter what Hearthwood Collection you have in your home, there is an exact Hearthwood Touch-Up Pen kit to use on every style.

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Each kit includes pens that coordinate with the specific color of your Hearthwood flooring so that scratches, nicks, or other damage can be filled in easily. It’s a small step to ensure spotless beauty before the holidays come around, and an inexpensive way to preserve your wood floor after holiday parties and get-togethers. 

Clean There’s nothing like making shiny surfaces gleam like new or dusting wood furnishings to make a home say ‘welcome.’ The holidays will be so much more enjoyable knowing your decorations are on display in a clean house. Hearthwood hardwoods feature WetWorx™ Splatter and Spill Guard, so your floors are warranted for easy wet-mopping with Swiffer® WetJet Wood cleaning system. Put on the holiday tunes, pour a cup of eggnog and you’ll be done before you know it!

DecorateNow for the fun part! It’s time to pull out the decorations and start really decking the halls. One of the easiest ways to add a refresh to your hardwood floors is by adding seasonally themed area rugs at entrance ways and by sinks. This not only adds appropriate visual texture that greets your guests with holiday spirit, but works double duty to catch  dirt, debris, and winter slush from being dragged across your floor. 

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If you have a light-colored hardwood flooring, like the white oak Porcelain style of the Au Naturelle Collection (left), try using an area rug with rich deep colors like pine green or cranberry red. Think about using an area rug with snowy white or gold accents if your floors are darker, like the gorgeous natural hickory Lodge color from the Tall Timbers Collection. (right)

Now that your floors are immaculate, make sure to add holiday touches throughout the house. Place twinkling white lights and fresh greenery in unexpected places, like built-in bookcases or around your headboard. Think about introducing a new Christmas color pallet, like white and gold, to your home using candles, ribbon, and throws. Holiday traditions are just waiting to be made. 

 

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season from our family to yours! 

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