U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > House
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-16-2013, 11:12 AM
 
396 posts, read 1,656,350 times
Reputation: 314

Advertisements

I have my first hardwood floor at home I bought three weeks ago. I always take off my work shoes at the door to avoid tracking in dirt particles from outside. I tried wearing just socks on the hardwood floor, but the lack of traction could lead to a slip & nasty fall. Plus, lint was left behind all over the place. Recently, I switched to walking around in barefeet: not that comfortable on hardwood and will be less comfortable when the temperature drops. I guess house slippers are my next option.

What do you usually wear while walking on your hardwood flooring?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-16-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
6,067 posts, read 7,772,227 times
Reputation: 8860
Socks. I've never had a problem, possibly because nearly all my socks have at least one hole in the bottom.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-16-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
20,419 posts, read 40,700,161 times
Reputation: 39291
I wear just about anything.
Usually I am barefoot (even in the winter), but socks, shoes, whatever, is fine.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-16-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
16,342 posts, read 27,129,588 times
Reputation: 22627
When I first had all my wood floors installed about 25 years ago, they were stained a light gray, (it was the style then), they have since been re-stained a dark chocolate brown about 9 years ago, anyway, I always took my shoes off and would not anyone walk on my brand new floors with shoes or anything other than socks.

Come to 2013, I don't care anymore, I wear my work boots until I go to bed, nothing has damaged them. I don't make anyone take their shoes off either. Wood floors are the best thing ever, they last, and also I like the little imperfections in wood anyway.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-16-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
3,114 posts, read 5,540,891 times
Reputation: 3445
We got a mix of various floor types, and generally don't wear shoes inside the house. Many of the times, I'm in socks or usually barefoot because I'm in and out of the pool. I do have slippers I put on at night if I have to go out on the lanai and let the dog out, etc.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-16-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: In a happy place
3,865 posts, read 7,475,391 times
Reputation: 7679
I'm sure the farmers always wore their workboots when they went into the old hardware store with the creaky wooden floors.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-16-2013, 03:44 PM
 
396 posts, read 1,656,350 times
Reputation: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by nightcrawler View Post
Come to 2013, I don't care anymore, I wear my work boots until I go to bed, nothing has damaged them. I don't make anyone take their shoes off either. Wood floors are the best thing ever, they last, and also I like the little imperfections in wood anyway.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rrtechno View Post
I'm sure the farmers always wore their workboots when they went into the old hardware store with the creaky wooden floors.
Just to clarify the OP: removing my shoes is not about avoiding damage to the wood. But rather keeping the hardwood floors relatively clean without having to sweep them every single day.

For the first couple of days I wore my regular shoes on the hardwood floors when I got home from work in the late afternoon, and then went barefoot by evening/night. However, I disliked like the feeling of stepping on tiny, random dirt particles on the floor brought in by my shoes. Also, by the end of the first week, my bathroom rug was visibly dirty by all the dirt my bare feet tracked into the bathroom.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-16-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
10,919 posts, read 27,923,273 times
Reputation: 7083
I wear driving loafers mostly, since I keep them as house-only shoes. The rubber blocks or knobs on the sole give enough traction so as to avoid a slip on the wood, marble, or tile floors.
__________________
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
~William Shakespeare
(As You Like It Act II, Scene VII)

City-Data Terms of Service
City-Data FAQs
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-16-2013, 04:59 PM
 
1,263 posts, read 2,958,151 times
Reputation: 1888
I wear slippers with little rubberized "nubs" on the bottom for traction. Sometimes I wear wool socks instead. I'll go barefoot if it's hot, but my feet get cold easily.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-16-2013, 05:01 PM
 
6,061 posts, read 13,772,601 times
Reputation: 7097
Ugg slippers



I like house slippers that have a non-fabric bottom so if I am in the kitchen and happen to step in a bit of water or something it doesn't get my socks wet (we have pets who are messy water drinkers).

These are perfect, warm, cozy, and just basically totally awesome.

There are other brands beside Uggs... you can google "sheepskin slipper" and find a bunch. I used to have some Minnetonka ones that were also amazing, but they were so old they eventually fell apart.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > House

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top