Hardwood Flooring Resources

 


We would like to offer the following information to assist with the care and maintenance of your hardwood flooring.



Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

There are many benefits to hardwood flooring and you can't beat the warmth and value that wood flooring will add to your home. Wood flooring is eco-friendly and it is both renewable and recyclable. Through the years, wood floors maintain their value and will still look beautiful and timeless.

There are major health benefits to having wood flooring in your home. Wood floors do not harbor allergens, animal dander and dust particles. Wood floors are easy to clean and maintain and only require a regular maintenance sweeping or using a vacuum with a flooring attachment.

Today there are so many styles, colors and species of woods available that you will nearly always find a choice to meet your decorative needs. Most important in today's economy wood floors are affordable.

 

Hardwood Floor Maintenance and Cleaning

Do you have Hardwood floors in your homeĀ  and are in need of some helpful tips and guidelinesĀ  as to how to maintain or clean them? Many people are left asking the question, "How do I keep my floors looking their best?"

Many make the beginner's mistake of cleaning their floor with agents that are too harsh, which can mar or damage a floor's finish. Use of harsh chemicals and abrasives can scuff, scratch or even remove your floor's finish and gloss. When this occurs, the typical solution is timely and sometimes costly involving stripping and re-sanding the floor of any remaining finish. Instead, here are some simple maintenance procedures you can do to assist in keeping the luster and beauty of your hardwood flooring surfaces:

  • Wipe any spills immediately with a soft - absorbent cloth.
  • Vacuum, dust and/or sweep your floor weekly. If using a vacuum, be sure the vacuum head is made of a soft brush or felt.
  • To clean a hardwood floor periodically, you should know if your flooring is sealed or not:
    • Sealed Flooring - sweep the floor of dirt and dust. Fill a bucket with warm water and a small amount of dish soap. (Suggested manufacturers solutions can be used as well). Mop the floor being sure to squeeze as much water from the mop head as possible so no standing water is left behind. Dry buff the floor with soft towels as you mop small areas to ensure the floor is dry and enhance the shine.
    • Unsealed Flooring - Water cannot be used on this type of finish. It is best to sweep and/or dust regularly and have your floor professionally cleaned as needed during the year.

 

Where available, follow and use the manufacturer's suggested products and procedures.


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