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How to Protect Hardwood Floors in Kitchen

There are a few ways to protect your hardwood kitchen floors. One is to use a slew of mats, but that can get expensive and seem like overkill for some people.

The other option would be to purchase an area rug or two that will cover the flooring in most traffic areas (kitchen, dining room).

This way you’ll still have access to the wood underneath without worrying about it getting scratched.

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How to Protect Hardwood Floors in Kitchen
  • Put a mat under the sink to prevent water from running onto the floor
  • Add a rug or runner in front of your stove and refrigerator to catch spills
  • Use pot holders when cooking on the stovetop and use oven mitts when pulling things out of the oven
  • Protect your hardwood floors by using coasters for drinks, placing hot pans on trivets, and avoiding dragging furniture across them
  • Sweep up crumbs immediately after preparing food so they don’t soak into the wood
  • Clean up spills as soon as possible with a damp cloth or sponge instead of letting them sit overnight

You can protect your hardwood floors in the kitchen by using a mat or rug. Try to make sure that nothing spills on the floor and if things spill clean it up right away.

Is it OK to Put Hardwood Floors in a Kitchen?

A lot of people wonder if it’s ok to put hardwood floors in a kitchen. The answer is yes! There are many different types of flooring that can be used in the kitchen, and hardwood has some great benefits.

It will last longer than any other type of flooring, so you won’t have to worry about replacing it for years.

Plus, besides being durable and beautiful, there are lots of choices when it comes to installing hardwood floors in your kitchen: you can use prefinished or unfinished wood planks; choose from wide plank or narrow plank styles; add an area rug under the table or countertop; find a color that matches your cabinets or decor style – whatever you like! You’re sure to find something perfect

You can put hardwood floors in a kitchen, but you should know that they are slippery because of the oils from cooking.

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How do you Protect Hardwood Floors from Water in the Kitchen?

Water in the kitchen can be a huge problem. When water spills, it is easy to get onto your hardwood floors and leave stains that are difficult to remove.

You should do what you can to avoid water damage by either placing a mat at the entrance of your kitchen or keeping towels nearby for clean-up.

If this does happen, make sure that you take care of it as quickly as possible so it doesn’t cause any permanent damage!

  • Clean up spills right away
  • Put a mat in front of the sink to soak up any water that might leak out
  • Use a coaster under your coffee cup or tea mug
  • Keep food off the floor and countertops
  • Avoid walking on wet floors with socks, which can leave behind dirt
  • Sweep up crumbs after you finish eating and wipe down counters regularly for quick clean-ups

If the water is coming from a faucet, I suggest using a sprayer attachment to direct the flow of water. The force of the stream helps keep it away from your floors.

What can I Put on My Hardwood Floors to Protect Them?

There’s nothing worse than a spill on your wood floors! We all know that eventually, it will happen.

So what can you do to protect your hardwood flooring? Here are three preventative measures you can take: Use coasters for beverages and other items  Place mats at the entrance of each room to trap dirt from shoes Apply a clear sealant every few months.

Sand is effective, although messy solution for hardwood floors. However, there are other more convenient options in the form of spray-on or wipe-on treatments which can protect your floors without sacrificing aesthetics.


For the most part, hardwood floors are one of the best surfaces to cook on. That’s not to say they don’t have their drawbacks though; spills and dirty feet can cause your kitchen floorboards to get damaged over time with repeated use.

To protect your beautiful investment (and keep it looking its best), here are a few tips for keeping them clean and in good shape!

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