Hardwood floors are one of the most popular flooring options because they make your home appear larger and more spacious. However, the stunning appearance of a hardwood floor comes with a cost. Because hardwood floors are made of wood as as the name implies….they’re hard. They can get very cold, especially in the winter, and aren’t so kind on bare feet.
So if you live in or recently moved to a home with hardwood floors, you’ll need to take care of your floors and your feet. A great way to do this is to invest in slippers that prevent the wear and tear that happens over time while giving you the support you need..
Here are our top reasons why the RIGHT pair of house slippers for hardwood floors matters if you’d like to maintain their exquisite look:
1. Prevents scratches
The beauty of a hardwood floor is its glossy, shiny surface. This helps to show off the natural wood finish. Every scrape and scratch to your hardwood takes away some of that, so you want to keep them to a minimum.
Shoes with sharp or pointed edges, like high heels, can easily scratch your hardwood and leave marks that will eventually wear away the shine over time. Even flat shoes are likely to have tiny pebbles, gravel or other debris stuck to the sole that can damage your hardwood floors. Wearing shoes with the right sole will minimize scratching and give your floors a longer, healthier lifespan.
2. Avoids foot prints
Your shoes tell the story of the day, from rain to snowstorms. When you wear outside shoes in the house, you bring in this weather with you, leaving water to collect in puddles or snow and ice to melt into the floor. This can cause water damage to your hardwood flooring, potentially resulting in wear and tear. Instead of risking water damage by wearing your shoes on hardwood floors, stick to comfortable indoor house shoes or slippers.
3. Keep Your Floors Clean
Wearing outdoor shoes on your hardwood floors increases the amount of dirt and bacteria that you bring into your home. Approximately 90 percent of the germs on your shoes ends up transferring to your floor — why risk it?
Finally, hardwood floors can be extremely slippery if you don't keep them dry and clean. This can be a hazard for older adults. To prevent cold feet and injuries from falls, invest in a good, reliable pair of house shoes for your hardwood floors.
Dooeys are cozy, stylish, and comfortable house shoes. Not your ordinary slippers, Dooey sare ready for everything you do at home whether that’s hosting friends, getting things done around the house, or kicking back. Ethically produced in Portugal and made from premium, plant-based & recycled materials, Dooeys are built for all-day comfort, easy to slip on and off, lightweight, and durable. Pair these with any outfit at home to keep your feet comfy on those hardwood floors.
Some Tips to Help You Pick the Perfect House Shoes
Yes, the material is the most overstated feature. But it is necessary! Keep a close eye on what the slippers are made of. You want to make sure they’re soft and cozy inside and from and made from an environmentally-friendly source.
It should have sturdy soles – nobody wants to be slipping and sliding on hardwood floors. You should look for a soft yet controllable grip as you walk.
The padding inside the slippers creates a big difference. How to notice bad padding? Simply put them on and see what feels comfortable. We like to think of slippers as hugs for your feet.
This one is super important. The slippers you wear might be the first thing you put on in the morning and you may leave them on all day. Make sure you can wiggle your toes and go up and down stairs without them falling off.