How to Protect the Carpets when Holiday Guests Arrive

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The holiday season is in full swing, and families are preparing for upcoming celebrations and parties. Are you planning to host guests this year? Whether you are setting up tables for a big Thanksgiving feast, or you will have out-of-town visitors staying for a few days, there will be extra foot traffic at home.

It’s fun to have a house filled with loved ones. At the same time, it can also be stressful for a homeowner because of the potential damage that can be done to the flooring, furniture, and walls. Follow these tips to protect your flooring and ensure that everyone is comfortable at the same time:

Place Doormats by the Entry Areas

One common culprit for damage to the flooring is the debris and dirt that gets tracked in, especially when it is raining or muddy outside. Put a big, heavy-duty doormat outside the door to catch large debris, and softer, absorbent mats inside. Not only do these mats offer a first line of defense, but they are also easy to clean.

No-Shoe Household

Consider asking people to remove their shoes when they come inside. Socks are less damaging than shoes, and you don’t have to worry about the mud getting tracked into the living areas of your home. You might mention your no-shoe policy in advance to overnight guests so they can bring slippers or socks if desired.

Rugs: Decorative and Protective

Add runners in the hallways and area rugs in the busiest areas of your home. If you don’t want to spend money on expensive rugs, then cheap products will work. One option is to lay down carpet remnants to match the flooring in your home, which is a little more subtle compared to a decorative rug.

Carpet Shields for Food Protection

It’s common to set up overflow tables in the living room when you are hosting a large group of people. Put down plastic carpet protection as a temporary barrier. Lay the plastic down before setting up the tables and chairs. Then, if anything is spilled from the table, it minimizes damage and stains on the flooring.

Clean Your Carpets Before and After the Holidays

If you need Temecula carpet cleaning services this season, then contact us at Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning. Call Scott Peterson for a complimentary estimate: (951) 303-1333.