Best way to protect hardwood near doors

danielhudsonJuly 1, 2009

Ok so every house I have lived in with hardwood floors - the floor by the front door takes a lot of abuse and you want to be careful about what to put on the wood to protect it. Short of pulling out wood and having a tile section................what kind of mat do folks use that does not scratch up or react with today's finishes?

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megsy

I just have small area rugs with rug mats underneath so they don't move.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2009 at 4:14PM
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jene

I have been told that you should not use area rugs with rubber or latex backings. Does anyone know why this is? It is sometimes difficult to find the rug you want without this backing. Would not the mat that you put under the rug be made of the latex, also?

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 5:53PM
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thomaswilliams

Hey, here i find all the hardwood what i want at the nearest place. thanks a lot.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 2:37AM
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western_pa_luann

"I have been told that you should not use area rugs with rubber or latex backings. Does anyone know why this is?"

Because those backings discolor VINYL flooring.
The OP is asking about wood.

I also use a small rug on my hardwood..

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 12:18PM
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