It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, at least when our Christmas tree doesn’t damage our new wood floors! So many of us love the smell and authentic nature of a real Christmas trees. I definitely do! But how exactly do you protect your wood floor from it?
Before you even buy your tree, you’ve got to make sure that you’ve chosen where you’re going to place it. This will involve not only preparing the tree but also the area where is is going to go. Ensure that you have enough room to manoeuvre it so that it doesn’t scratch any surfaces, including your floor. It’s really worth purchasing a mat under the tree to stop it coming into direct contact with the floor, as this can damage the flooring. There are Christmas themed ones you can get too if you really want to go all out…
It is very important to shake your tree before you do anything else. This will remove any dead needles that can drop on your floor and cause damage. Make sure you do this outside! Your aim is to keep rouge needles off your floors for as long as you possibly can. This will help to protect your wood floor when it’s time to remove the tree.
If you’ve not decided to go for a mat, then make sure you are very careful when placing your tree down. I would say it is a good idea to place your tree stand where it’s going to remain, instead of dragging your tree across your floor. But be aware that this can cause scratches!
Removal of your tree can be a big pain, take it from me. So save yourself the unnecessary work by placing your tree in plastic bags or in an old sheet when you remove it. This will stop the needles spreading everywhere and creating even more unnecessary work.
I hope you have a great Christmas!