Hardwood floor protective coating?
June 15, 2009 7:44 PM Subscribe
How to protect hardwood floors from my dog and child?
posted by Mid to home & garden (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We are moving into a new house that has very nice new-ish floors. The floors were either refinished or perhaps replaced about 1-2 years ago. They look great. I'm told they are "cherry," if that matters.
In the house we are leaving, the floors are destroyed. Our dog and our kid have just beaten the heck out of them over the years.
So, here's the question: is there anything we can do for the new floors before we move in to protect them? We have talked with a couple of floor guys, who both say that they would put "a couple of coats" on the floors before we move in. But, other people have told me that putting coatings on the floors will just make the eventual scuffs and scratches look worse. I have no idea what kind of coats we are talking about.
Obviously, we will put rugs and runners where we can.
Any clues here? Thanks