Hardwood floors are stunning and unique. Many people are not familiar with maintaining them, and that is why Solid Flooring is the company you should call. Below are some maintenance tips to help you maintain your hardwood floors.
How to Protect Hardwood Floors
We have listed some tips below that will increase the longevity of your hardwood floors.
Use Mat, Rugs, and Runners in High Traffic Areas
Mats, rugs, and runners are extremely valuable in high-traffic areas throughout your home and even areas where pets and children play. They offer protection from traffic, scratches, and mess. You may think it’s pointless as it would cover up your beautiful hardwood; however, when strategically placed, they serve as protection and design accents.
The areas that need to be protected are entryways, mudrooms, and hallways. Even your living room could do with a beautiful rug to create ambiance and protect the hardwood, as this is a room that is used frequently. Do your hardwood floors a favor by prolonging the wear and tear process by protecting them with mats, rugs, and runners.
Clean Your Hardwood Floors Regularly
Cleaning daily or regularly is a must with hardwood flooring. Dust and dirt have small particles which seem harmless; however, they will get picked up by walking on them and spreading them across your hardwood, causing scratches and eventually scraping off the top layer of the hardwood sealant. This will lead to hardwood floor refinishing to restore your hardwood to its previous condition. Regular cleaning will prevent this from happening and increase the lifespan of the hardwood. Solid Flooring is the leading hardwood floor refinishing company.
Do Not Clean With Water
You may think that clean water without harsh chemicals is the best way to clean your hardwood floors, but that is the biggest mistake people make. Understanding the hardwood floors’ sealing process shows that the top of the hardwood is sealed; however, the sides and underneath are usually unsealed and vulnerable to moisture. They will soak up the water causing severe damage such as swelling and warping of the floorboards. Mold and rot can also set in after some time, and this can completely ruin the hardwood, which hardwood floor repair specialists may or may not be able to remedy.
Solid Flooring will always advise its customers to use a soft broom and dry mop on hardwood floors. There are specially formulated cleaners for hardwood floors and specified ways to use these cleaners, such as doing small areas at a time to avoid the moisture being soaked up by the hardwood.
Are You Looking For New Hardwood Flooring?
If you are in the market for hardwood floor installation look no further than Solid Flooring. We have a wide range of designs, colors, and more. We also offer laminate floor installation, which is a great alternative to hardwood floors, and it is easy to clean and cost-effective. Contact us today to discuss your hardwood or laminate flooring requirements.