So the Halloween party you’ve been waiting for since Easter is almost here, and you’ve started preparations for it. Only thing is, your hardwood floor can’t stand another major party, with all of the mess it comes with. What do you do? Call Century Custom Hardwood Floors, of course! We’ve put together a list of tips and tricks (and treats!) to help your minimize the wood floor damage your Monster Bash can do to your hardwood. Planning on having lots of Ghoulish Guests with Not-So-Happy Feet?

 

If you have lots of invited people over for your Halloween dance party, there are several ways to protect your floorfrom all the foot traffic and werewolf claws. First, make sure you place area rugs and mats on the major entryways, doorways, and hallways. That way when your guests make their way through your house, your floor won’t be scratched as much. For even more fun, try to use mats and rugs that are Halloween-themed! If you’re just expecting to have a small get-together, then consider blocking off certain areas of the house and restricting the part to just one or two rooms. A fun, Halloween-themed way to do this is to put cobwebs or yellow “CAUTION!” over the door and pretend there’s an evil spirit inside. This way your guests will willingly go along with it and you can reduce the foot traffic.

 

 

 

Planning to bob for apples and dance with vamps?

 

 

 

Make sure to have movement-intensive party activities, like dancing and games, outside. The less jumping and moving on your hardwood floor, the less wear and tear it will have. Certain games, like bobbing for apples, should always be done outside. This game in particular is one that spills lots of water on your floor, and you wouldn’t want that. Even minor liquid spills can cause major water damage problems if proper action isn’t taken immediately. Dances, if they have to be done inside, should be restricted to one room, the room with carper or the most rugs and mats. Don’t let mold and harmful germs grow underneath your wood floors – Take preventive care now!

 

 

 

Going to watch Fright Films?

 

 

When you watch your scary movies, and everyone is munching on some candied apples or popcorn, keep these suggestions in mind. First, always make sure everyone is eating off a plate, and not just their hands. Make sure they have napkins as well, and try to give them beverages that come out of a seal-able container, like a bottle. This way they reduce the spilling that could stain your floor, and you’ll have less mess and dishes to worry about. Place a table near everyone who is watching the movie and eating, so that they can put their food and waste on it, instead of the floor, where it will be more likely to fall. For best results, watch the movie with all the lights turned off!

 

Sticky substances like Halloween candy can become a headache when you try to clean it off your beautiful hardwood floors.  Never use any kind of cleaning solution or chemical on your wood floor other than what’s recommended by the manufacturer.  Otherwise, you can let theprofessional wood floor cleaning & buffing experts at Century handle it!

 

Contact Century Floors for a Spooky Special!

 

That’s right, contact us before Halloween, October 31st and receive a Spooky Special of10% off any quote for hardwood flooring work. We know the value of clients and their time, so call us at (800) 608-6007 today or send us an e-mail to get started on your new installation,refinishing, repair or buffing. Our A+ rating by the BBB isn’t a mask, it’s our accreditation. So choose Century for all of your hardwood flooring needs, we won’t bite!!