Australia’s leading flooring solution, Quick Step offers a few tips to avoid problems caused by heavy Christmas trees on timber and laminate floors in the home.

Real Christmas trees usher the true spirit and cheer of the holiday season into the home. They are not only beautiful, but also make an environmental contribution as real trees use fewer resources than fake trees, create less pollution and can be recycled. The wonderful festive fragrance exuded by a real tree is simply quintessential Christmas.

However, one would do well do remember a few dos and don’ts before bringing in a real Christmas tree since the timber or laminate floor has to bear the weight of the heavy Christmas accessory.

Real Christmas trees will need to be watered during the festive season. Exercise a little care while watering so that there is no excess water spillage that may damage the timber or laminate flooring. Ensure any water spillage is immediately wiped away to avoid the water seeping into the underlay.

An average Christmas tree can weigh about 15-20kg; ensure the load is shared with other people while bringing the tree into the house. Dragging the tree in could leave scratches on the flooring, causing irreversible damage.

Real Christmas trees are also targets for pets to urinate on, creating unwanted stains on the flooring. One can avoid this potential mess by keeping pets and trees apart during the festive season.

Also be mindful about the pot holding the tree up because the excessive weight could leave marks or cause scratches.

Quick Step flooring is available in Australia through Premium Floors Australia .