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Protect Your Hardwood Floors from Your Dog

Jul 3, 2018

You love your dog, but you might not love the way they scratch up your beautiful hardwood flooring. Even the cutest dogs can pose major threats to the cleanliness of your home. So, let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can protect your hardwood floors.

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Rugs, Mats, and Runners are Helpful

For high traffic areas in your home where your dog is known to run around, you may consider placing some rugs or runners to help keep their nails from scratching up the wood beneath. Mats in front of doorways can also help to minimize the amount of dirt and debris that your dog brings inside with them.

Depending on how messy your dog’s paws are, you may even want to wipe them off yourself. Start with a wet cloth and then follow up with a dry one. Your pooch might not like it, but it’s better than having mud on your hardwood floors.

Clean Wisely and Well

When cleaning your hardwood floors, always use mops and sweepers that are designed for hardwood. In the event that your dog soils the floor, use products that won’t damage, warp, or stain. The acid in their vomit or urine can wreak havoc on hardwood, so make sure it gets addressed quickly.

If you have a puppy or any dog that is struggling with house-training, use baby gates to isolate them within one room so that you can keep your floors safe while you’re away.

Nail Caps Are Useful Little Gadgets

A dog’s nails are always exposed and if they grow long, then they’re likely to scratch up the flooring. However, you can use nail caps to cover the dog’s nails and keep your floors safe. They come in sizes from X-small to jumbo to fit the nails of any pup.

Nail caps are veterinarian approved and easy to apply. They’re also a great tool for helping to minimize your dog’s ability to scratch guests or themselves.

Kent Clean is Your Partner for Cleaning Hardwood Flooring in Maryland

Keeping your hardwood flooring clean is a snap when you call on Kent Clean to help you. We can repair scratches and cracks from little paws and ensure that your flooring is cleaned and refinished.

To learn more about what we can do for your home, give us a call at 410.552.6501. You can also contact us here.

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