How to Protect Your Hardwood Floors from House Plants

How to Protect Your Hardwood Floors from House Plants


If you've recently remodeled or updated your home with hardwood floors, you made a smart move by raising the value of your property with a highly sought-after upgrade! It’s important to take care of your valuable investment, especially if you love to decorate your space with house plants. Keep reading to learn our top five tips on caring for your hardwood floors and houseplants!


1. Avoid dragging or sliding pots across the floors

If the pot or planter is too heavy for you to carry, use felt furniture slides underneath the pot or place the plant on a rubber-wheeled dolly to transport.

2. Set your green friends into plant trays, saucers or coasters

Make sure to create a protective barrier between the soil of your house plants and the finish of your hardwood floors.

3. Be aware of scale insects

These tiny insects suck sap from leaves, causing them to drip on floors. If you spy these little critters on your plants, make sure to take the plant outside or to a well-ventilated area, place a protective sheet down, and spray the infected plant with insecticide.

4. Use rugs or mats

Put pots and planters on top of rubber-backed rugs or mats to catch overflow and absorb sappy shedding.

5. Hydrate with care

Water your plants as necessary and wipe up any spills. Bacteria loves moisture so it’s important to keep the area dry and protected.


If you love lush house plants and hardwood floors like we do, taking care of the two will be a breeze. We hope these tips helped you out!

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