Hardwood Flooring and Indoor Plants

Feb 4, 2019

Welcome to 2020, a time when going green is one of the most popular habits to pick up. Not only that, but people are giving up meat and anything that contains animal by-products. Another habit people are picking up is having indoor plants. Plants provide oxygen, so of course, this is a good thing. These plants attract bugs, pesticides, and other particles that demand attention and maintenance. On top of that, these plants can seriously damage your hardwood. Here at Milton Hardwood, we want to ensure you’re prepared for the challenges you may face upon preserving your hardwood flooring.

Green Living

Again, this is a great way to live your life. It’s all about minimizing your carbon footprint, reducing energy, and becoming aware of the materials you use in your own home. With all this being said, the most sustainable surface choice is hardwood flooring. Moisture is a huge threat to this type of flooring and that’s exactly what houseplants are packing.

Prevent Water Damage From Houseplants

Be careful with how many plants you have in your house. As mentioned before, houseplants do come with a lot of moisture and therefore, are easily able to damage your precious hardwood flooring. Whatever you do, there’s no need to have a forest or an amazon within your house. Yes, plants are good but take it easy. With that being said, it’s not necessarily the plant itself, which is a threat to your flooring. It can also be the pot, which also contains moisture.

Considering Protective Barriers

The two things plants require the most are sunlight and moisture. So if you’re going to have a plant on your hardwood floor, make sure the pot the plant is in has air holes in it. Water needs to be drained by the plant. If you can find a way to ensure that the water from the plant goes into a specific place, it’s definitely worth taking the time to find a proper solution. You don’t want to damage your hardwood, do you?

Heat And Plants

One more thing to watch out for is condensation. The same thing as moisture, condensation can really damage your floors. If you’re experiencing a cold summer night, be careful in turning your heat on. Due to the moisture of the plant and the heat emitted in the air, this could cause condensation in your house and have an effect on your floor. If that’s the case, take the relevant plants off of the floor immediately.

This is common throughout the winter and the summer. In the wintertime, most Canadian’s have the heat on and lately, we’ve been experiencing some intense summers. If you have questions, please feel free to visit Milton Hardwood Floors in Milton, Ontario, at 53 Steeles Avenue East. Don’t worry if you can’t visit us! You can call us at 1-(833)-824-9655.